The advantages of linoleum have recently been rediscovered by designers and architects alike. The English chemist, Frederick Walton, developed linoleum as early as 1860, and it consists of natural, renewable raw materials. In addition to its main component, linseed oil, it is comprised of natural resin, wood flour, and calcium carbonate, as well as colour pigments. The natural appearance, diverse design options, and durability of linoleum were appreciated by legendary architects Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius, and it has become a standard for high-quality flooring and table coverings. Gira Esprit Linoleum-Plywood is the first design line to use this material. The untreated, slightly coarse texture of the frames makes using them a true sensory experience, both visually and in terms of touch.