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NeoCon 2013: Bold is reflected in color, outlook, innovative intros

by Steven Feldman

Chicago–If anyone needed more proof of the upswing in the commercial contract market, all he or she had to do was stroll the halls of NeoCon 2013. Not only was walking space at a premium, but talk to just about any exhibitor, particularly someone who leased permanent spaces, and he will rave about the traffic.

The resounding theme at the country’s premier contract furnishings event, now in its 45th year, was innovation across a multitude of platforms. In many cases, the use of color—bright and bold—took center stage. The consensus was that this color trend is indicative of the positive sentiment driven by a greater number of active projects than in recent years, coupled with the proliferation of neutral palettes to be simply bland. Continue reading NeoCon 2013: Bold is reflected in color, outlook, innovative intros

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Page joins Durkan as sr. director of color & design

Durkan, the hospitality brand of the Mohawk Group, is pleased to announce Mark Page has joined the organization as the Senior Director of Color and Design. Page brings almost three decades of flooring design knowledge and industry experience to the position, most recently serving as the Vice President of Design and Marketing for Brintons. In his new role with Durkan, Page will lead and direct the global design team, imparting strategic creative direction for Durkan’s Print and CYP business. Continue reading Page joins Durkan as sr. director of color & design

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Sikorski leaving CARE

Georgina Sikorski, executive director of the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), has informed the organization’s board she will resign her post shortly after the group’s Annual Meeting in April. In a March 5 letter, Sikorski told CARE chairman Werner Braun she is leaving to pursue other projects, but that she is, “very proud of the organization and what we have accomplished together.” Continue reading Sikorski leaving CARE