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Our Top Picks For Design Books That Inspire
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We asked Royce Epstein, our Director of the Design Segment, for her current list of top art and design books. Whether you love to read, your coffee table needs some visual interest, or you are looking to gift some inspiration, the perfect book is out there! Know of a book that highlights design and a designer or architect might love? Leave it in the comments...

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Durkan’s Custom Design for Ethereal Art Installation by Janet Echelman
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There is nothing more exciting than seeing a custom Durkan carpet made exclusively for an art installation. Because of Durkan’s extensive custom capabilities, we are fortunate that product as art happens every so often, and when it does, it is visual euphoria. The most recent art installation that includes Durkan is Janet Echelman’s  Possible Futures Of A Line, Traveling Through Space And Time, 2016. The installation...

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Mohawk Moodboards: Circle Obsession
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It’s the end of the summer, time to go back to school, and refocus our energies on new plans and projects. With the close of one season, we begin another – hence the circle of life. Circles have been a motif in architecture, design and art throughout civilization. Euclid recognized the circle as an essential element in geometry. In the modern era, design thinkers...

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Mohawk In Milan!
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Each April, about 300,000 people descend on Milan, Italy to attend Salone del Mobile, or the Italian Furniture Fair. The fair is enormous and is held just outside the city in an exhibition complex with multiple halls devoted to different kinds of furniture, kitchen and bath, and lighting. I attended the fair with Jackie Dettmar, our vice president of design and product development in...

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Janet Echelman Inspires, Moves And Makes People Think Through Art
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Durkan recently hosted a fantastic Design Summit at Barnsley Gardens, Georgia, where A&D customers – as well as end users and media – were treated to trend presentations, hospitality product development previews, and a special keynote talk by Janet Echelman. Echelman is an artist who works on a grand scale with fishnet, light and air. But to merely call her a fiber artist doesn’t do justice...

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