Left to right:
Elizabeth Bonner, creative design director, Durkan
Patricia Rotondo, IIDA, senior principal and director of interior design, Antunovich Associates
Christopher Evans, associate principal, Rottet Studio
Michelle Reichert, director of strategic sourcing, FF&E, MGM Resorts International
One of the most exciting times of the year is when our teams get to introduce the new products and collections they've been creating.
This past week, the hospitality brand of Mohawk Group, Durkan, debuted a dynamic showcase of new hospitality carpet and hard surface flooring solutions at HD Expo 2018. HD Expo is the premier trade show and conference for hospitality design professionals.
Durkan's newest products, which include broadloom, carpet tile, rugs and rigid enhanced resilient tile for hospitality environments including lobbies, corridors, meeting spaces, guest rooms and bathrooms, were on display.
"HD Expo is a special opportunity for us to show how we leverage expertise and leadership in product, service, manufacturing and sustainability to bring a personalized world-class, single-source approach that provides customers with tailored flooring solutions for hospitality," said Mark Page, senior director of creative design and development for Durkan and Mohawk Group. "In addition to highlighting how we utilize everyday, everywhere art as an inspiration for striking flooring designs, our theme also reflects how Durkan creates stunning flooring solutions for everyday applications, everywhere within hospitality interiors."
The new collection Crafted Convergence was recognized with the prestigious honor of winning the IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Award in the flooring category for carpet and rugs.
"It is a real honor to be recognized by esteemed industry colleagues and leaders for our work on such a meaningful project," said Elizabeth Bonner, creative design director for Durkan. "In telling the Crafted Convergence story, we not only wanted to push the envelope by bringing a different approach to hospitality flooring design and innovation, but also use it as a platform to honor the cultures represented within this incredible partnership."
Crafted Convergence was inspired by Durkan's collaboration with the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, N.M. Within this storied collection, everyday utilitarian articles handmade by talented artisans from diverse cultures are translated into engaging patterns for broadloom, carpet plank and Durkan's innovative Definity manufacturing technology. The design team was mindful to honor the original materials rather than replicate them.
Portions of the proceeds from the collection's sales will be given back to the museum system to help preserve the stories and source materials that inspired the collection. Crafted Convergence is a sustainable soft flooring option for hospitality spaces, down to its fiber and backing systems, and all styles contain recycled content.
Molveno and Biophilique
At the expo, they also showcased two other collections. One is the waterproof Molveno rigid core enhanced resilient tile (ERT) collection, available in wood and stone visuals specifically engineered to meet the demands of hospitality spaces. The other is their latest collaboration with Virginia Langley, Biophilique, a nature-inspired broadloom brought to life on the show floor with Synthesis—a patented technology that provides a three-dimensional layering effect using a custom base and Precision Dye Injected (PDI) surface that enables unprecedented image quality.
Look for more information on these new collections coming up on myMohawk soon.