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Mohawk Group introduces carpet plank system collection, Nutopia

Calhoun, Ga.—Nutopia is a new Living Product Challenge Petal certified carpet plank system from Mohawk Group inspired by the idea of “urban fabric,” where humankind coexists with buildings, streets and other infrastructure. The collection’s designers looked at metaphors for how urban design can translate into patterns of balance, acceptance and integration—where the dichotomy of metropolis is coalesced into a mélange of culture and connection.

Earlier this summer, Nutopia officially debuted to the commercial architecture and design community at NeoCon’s 50th anniversary exposition along with four other Living Products from Mohawk Group.

“Traditionally, we've looked at nature, rural environments and the countryside for biophilic inspiration, but biophilia is part of every pattern in our life,” said Jackie Dettmar, vice president of design and product development, Mohawk Group. “The process of natural weathering and the passage of time is something that really inspired our Nutopia collection. We are excited to continue our Living Product journey to create better, more sustainable products for the world around us.”

As part of Nutopia’s Petal Certification and to leave a handprint rather than a footprint, Mohawk Group engaged in a special conservation strategy to offset the water used in the carpet plank collection’s production. Mohawk Group has partnered with Hampton University in Virginia to install 152 low-flow showerheads, resulting in an annual water savings of approximately four-million gallons.

Created to transition across the floor or create defined areas in the built environment, Nutopia’s four 12” x 36” plank styles can be used together as a cohesive system, or separately depending on the desired configuration, end use and budget. Layouts can be subtle, or vivid and dramatic, just like the dynamics of city life.

The collection features Mohawk Group’s new innovative yarn system, Heathered Hues. This sustainable fiber’s natural texture and blending provides a variegated wool-like appearance. The yarn is dematerialized for a low environmental impact and no water is used in its production. Nutopia planks come standard on Mohawk Group’s Red List-free EcoFlex NXT carpet tile backing.

 

 

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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.