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Design Discussions with PDR’s Giancarlo Salonga
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We had a chat with Giancarlo Salonga of PDR to learn more about his design approach and how he stays current on cultural trends that affect design. This is part of our Design Discussions series with designers who attended FWD, a place where we explore cultural trends and design influencers in an inspirational setting. We love to keep the conversations going, sharing design aspirations and what personally inspires...

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Commercial Design Trends for 2017-18: Future Folk
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Exploring Relevant Cultural Themes and Trends Influencing Commercial Design Mankind today is in flux, living between the past and the future, and the natural and digital worlds. This dichotomy is causing major shifts in human behavior and design is following suit. We call this Designkind, where a new generation of post-digital nomads is pushed to the limits, experiencing life on demand, and rethinking the...

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What is the Best Alternative to Axminster Carpet? Definity.
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The benefits of Definity carpet far outweigh Axminster. Recyclable, richly textured and fully customizable — Discover the Definity difference.   I am fortunate enough to work in Mohawk Group’s Light Lab Design Center, which houses our entire commercial design team and is the first Living Building Challenge Petal Certified project in the state of Georgia. Our space has incredible views and a positive cooperative environment,...

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Green Has Sprung In Hospitality Flooring Design
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Colors are shifting in hospitality design, and here at Durkan we are excited about the introduction of so many beautiful shades of greens. Pantone predicted that green would be big this year, which is being reinforced by what we are seeing everywhere we go. Read more about Pantone’s “Greenery” here. Deep emerald, jade and lime greens are all showing up in inspiration material and...

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ICYMI: Lichen, A Behind-the-Scenes Instagram Takeover
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Commercial Carpet Reaches New Heights With Our Lichen Collection In case you missed it, Mohawk Group VP of design and product development Jackie Dettmar recently hijacked our Instagram account, giving us a behind-the-scenes look at one of our most groundbreaking carpet collections to hit the floor — Lichen. The first-ever Living Product Challenge Petal Certified floorcovering and its inspiring story debuted officially at NeoCon 2017. Here’s...

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As Seen at NeoCon: Workplace Design Trends
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Although NeoCon 2017 is now behind us, so much of the visual stimuli stays with us for months. One thing I like to do every year before day-to-day responsibilities take over is to capture key trends that span all the tremendous showrooms, products and conversations. Here are five takeaways from the world’s leading commercial design trade show in Chicago: Workplace connectivity is key. While...

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