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Mannington Commercial’s Origami collection wins Best of Year

Calhoun, Ga.—Mannington Commercial’s Origami collection has won a Best of Year award for product design from Interior Design magazine. Origami, an upscale three-pattern carpet collection, explores and interprets the classic art of paper folding.

Designed by the Mannington Design Studio in collaboration with HOK Product Design, Origami’s patterns take inspiration from origami folds and are named in the same spirit: Mountain Fold, Valley Fold and Fan Fold. Soft lines strike a unique balance between geometric and organic, while scale and line weight play off one another, sculpting complexity out of simplicity and high design out of understatement.

Structured yet highly versatile, each pattern can stand alone or be matched with others to create dynamic looks and wayfinding layouts. The large- and medium-scale modular patterns abstractly reference folding techniques, while a medium-scale textural tile/broadloom coordinate offers a simple, elegant base for pattern interplay.

The collection’s 12 colorways are drawn from Antron Lumena yarns, creating a corporate palette of solid neutrals that address cool and warm grays in light, medium and dark, as well as lovely neutral and navy-blue tones.

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Mohawk’s Durkan hospitality brand captures magazine’s Best of Year award

Mohawk DurkanCalhoun, Ga.–Mohawk Group announced that the company’s flooring products captured an Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year award as well as two honoree designations.

Durkan, the hospitality brand of the Mohawk Group, took home the top honor in the hospitality carpet category for its Lakir Collection. Additionally, Mohawk received Best of Year Honoree recognitions for Moving Floors in the Carpet/Modular category and Modern Dobby for the Carpet/Broadloom category.

“We’re focused on building a collection of products that are not only high performing, but meet the aesthetic requirements of today’s demands,” said Jackie Dettmar, vice president of design and product development. “Receiving recognition in Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards is validation of our commitment to developing the best in product design and we’re extremely honored to be recognized by the architects and designers of our industry for the passion that goes into these products.”

Mohawk Group products were finalists in a range of flooring categories including the Carpet/Hospitality, Carpet/Modular and Carpet/Broadloom categories. Lakir by Durkan was named the winner in the hospitality category. The Best of Year win marks the fifth design award received by the collection. Inspired by the simplicity of lines, rendered in muted blues and frosted grays and featuring a precision sculpted effect, Lakir’s patterns explore and emphasize the technical capabilities exclusive to Durkan’s Definity manufacturing technology, which replicates the durability and look of Axminster as it has never been done before.

Best of Year product design finalists were selected by interior designers and architects via an online vote, and finalists were posted prior to the awards event.

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Aspecta by Metroflor honored by Interior Design magazine

aspectaNorwalk, Conn.—Aspecta by Metroflor Corp., a new global line of LVT for the contract market, was named a 2014 Best Of Year Awards honoree by Interior Design magazine in the Healthcare Flooring category. The awards recognize superior interior design products and projects. Finalists were selected from votes submitted by interior designers and architects.

Said Russ Rogg, president and CEO of Metroflor, “This accolade from our A & D target market indicates how successfully Aspecta has already resonated within that community in the six months since its NeoCon debut.”

The 100-strong range from Aspecta brings a new dimension to flooring for the global contract community, with a collection of beautiful tiles and planks that combine excellence in design, color and texture.

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Milliken wins two Best of Year Awards for 2014

Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 10.19.59 AMSpartanburg, S.C.—Milliken was honored with two Best of Year Awards for 2014 presented by Interior Design magazine. The Altered Form collection was named Best of Year for the Carpet/Broadloom category. Inis Mór, a modular carpet collection, won for New Low Environmental Impact Solution—a new category for the Best of Year Awards celebrating sustainable design.

Inis Mór, a carbon-neutral floor covering, draws upon the influence of a traditional looped stitch. The collection, which contributes to green building certifications, was constructed with various sustainable attributes taken into consideration.

“At Milliken, we believe that good design, sustainable products and environmentally responsible manufacturing are imperative to architecture and design—and it matters to our clients, partners and industry as a whole,” said Stacy Walker, global director of customer experience for the Milliken floor covering division.

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Interface’s Human Nature wins Best of Year award

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 12.23.34 PMNew York—The architectural and design community has voted Human Nature—the latest global carpet tile collection from Interface—Best of Year in Interior Design magazine’s annual awards program.

A new skinny plank series inspired by Mother Nature’s most elemental surfaces, Human Nature brings biophilic inspiration to commercial interiors of all types. Human Nature took home the competition’s signature light bulb trophy in the Flooring: Carpet/Modular category. Winners were announced on Dec. 4 at a ceremony at New York’s iconic IAC Building attended by nearly 1,000 A&D professionals, manufacturers and design enthusiasts.

The Best of Year Awards program invites architects and designers to vote for their favorite residential and contract products and projects. This year, Interior Design received more than 2,000 submissions in 78 product categories, with the design community casting more than 60,000 online votes for finalists during a two-week period in October. A jury of top architects and designers selected winners from among these finalists.

“We are so honored by the community’s recognition,” said Chip DeGrace, Interface executive creative director. “Interface strives to make products that support the needs of architects and designers, and to help them create spaces that will inspire great work and big ideas from end users. We believe that carpet tile can be much more than a floor covering, and are so proud to find that we’re not alone in this kind of beautiful thinking.”

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Mohawk Group captures Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year Awards in multiple categories

DuracolorCalhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company known for cutting-edge and innovative flooring solutions, announced today that the company’s flooring products and fiber technology captured three Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year Awards. Awards were received in a range of categories including the Carpet/Flooring Rugs, Healthcare Flooring and Innovative New Stain Resistance Treatment/Product. Held annually, Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year Awards recognizes the best in contract interiors for products and projects. This year marked Interior Design’s 9th Best of Year Awards and was held at Frank Gehry’s IAC Building in New York City.

“We’re focused on building a collection of products that are high-performing and meet the aesthetic requirements of today’s demands,” said Jackie Dettmar, vice president of product development and design. “Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards is validation of our product design initiative, and we’re extremely honored to be recognized by the architects and designers of our industry for the passion that goes into these products.”

This year Mohawk Group products were finalists in five flooring and innovation categories, capturing a total of three awards and two honorable mentions. Durkan’s Anastasia collection was the winner in Carpet/Flooring Rugs; Global Entry, Mohawk’s heavy commercial luxury vinyl tile (LVT), was the winner in Healthcare Flooring; and Mohawk’s DuraColor Premium Nylon carpet fiber won in Innovative New Stain Resistance Treatment/Product. In addition, Mohawk received honorable mentions for New Vintage in the Flooring Carpet/Modular category and Simply Tailored for the Carpet/Broadloom category.

Best of Year product design finalists were selected by interior designers and architects via an online vote, and finalists were posted prior to the awards event. Interior Design’s editor-in-chief, Cindy Allen and a jury of design leaders selected all winners. Product and project winners were announced at the event in New York City. Winners will be featured in the December issue of Interior Design.

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Armstrong laminate line named Best of Year 2013 honoree

RSL3101_2ALancaster, Pa.— Interior Design magazine has named Armstrong Residential Flooring’s Architectural Remnants laminate a Best 0f Year (BoY) honoree for 2013 in the Flooring – Hard Surface category. The BoY Awards is the preeminent design competition recognizing superior interior design products and projects.

This year’s Best of Year experienced record-breaking numbers: 1,800 submissions, which is 50% more than last year.  The product voting site experienced double the number of unique visitors (vs. 2012), netting 290,000 page views and 62,000 votes.

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Artistic Tile wins 'Best of Year' for Granada collection

New York — Artistic Tile’s Granada won first place in Interior Design magazine’s 2011 Best of Year Awards in the floorcovering category for tile and stone. Winners were announced December 6 at the annual Best of Year Awards ceremony at the IAC building in New York City. Continue reading Artistic Tile wins 'Best of Year' for Granada collection

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Armstrong’s Rejuvenations recognized by Interior Design Magazine

Armstrong Commercial Flooring’s Rejuvenations sheet vinyl was named an honoree in Interior Design magazine’s sixth annual 2011 Best of Year (BoY) Awards. The preeminent design competition recognizes superior interior design projects and products in more than 50 categories.

Brand new and exciting, the much-admired Rejuvenations Ambigu patterns bring elegance and finesse to functional resilient flooring. The collection answers customer demand for high design that also meets maintenance, cost and durability requirements. Continue reading Armstrong’s Rejuvenations recognized by Interior Design Magazine

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Al's Column

By Al Wahnon

HARBINGER: Despite the recent bailout of Greece and the still struggling European economy, Cersaie 2010 seems unaffected by the surrounding fiscal problems and is already fully booked. How great is that? The ceramic tile show, staged in Bologna, Italy, runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 and already there are more than 800 exhibitors signed up, about 20% non-Italian companies. The 28th edition of the show will feature exhibitors from 29 countries, including 415 ceramic tile companies, 259 Italian and 156 non-Italian. As for country participation, Spain was first with 107, then Germany 20, and Turkey and Portugal with 17. The event will take place in the Bologna Exhibition Centre and to learn more about it, visit cersaie.it after June 1. Continue reading Al's Column