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Top Design Trends Shaping Today’s Workplace
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We sat down with Mark Oliver, Mohawk Group’s VP of Workplace and Retail, to discuss top trends shaping today’s workplace, the effect of place on employee well-being, and what inspires him personally about workplace design. Q: Let’s take a look at some great workplace installations of our flooring and talk about trends. What are the top trends you see shaping today’s workplace? A: For...

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Trendcasting: Mohawk Group’s 2019 Color Forecast
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Mohawk Group’s A&D design director, Royce Epstein, shares our 2019 color forecast and explores the influence of dichotomy on the palette. The color forecast for the end of 2018 and 2019 is a direct response to Point | Counterpoint, the theme of Mohawk Group’s Color + Design Vision for the new year. Every thought, mood, and shift has a dichotomy: a duality, a flip-side, a split. Point...

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Healthcare Flooring Solutions that Help Foster Optimum Health and Wellness
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Award-Winning Healthy Environments Healthcare Flooring Collection from Mohawk Group Offers Evidence-Based Design At Mohawk Group, we believe healthy environments nurture the positive connections that enable patients and care providers to thrive. It’s what drives our passion to pioneer innovative flooring solutions that help foster optimum health and wellness. Our award-winning Healthy Environments soft and hard surface collection was created with that mission in mind –...

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Bravery, Valor, and the Art of Moving Forward in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, our A&D Design Director Royce Epstein shares her experience with breast cancer – and how she keeps moving forward. Her insight and outlook are an inspiration.   Last September, I had the honor of addressing the opening crowd at the Komen Philadelphia 3-Day Walk. I looked at my fellow breast cancer survivors and their family members from the...

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Dorothy Waxman Textile Prize Winner Explores the “Sight of Touch”
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Mohawk Group is a proud sponsor of fourth annual The Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize, awarded to a design student who exhibits innovative thinking and creativity in textiles. This is an international prize started by Trend Union and Edelkoort Inc., a global trend forecasting atelier that also started New York Textile Month and Talking Textiles, an initiative that promotes weaving and the textile industry for...

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The Time-Honored Craft of Woven Carpet Construction
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Here at Mohawk, we have a long and prestigious heritage of weaving that dates to the 1800s. The founders of our company started with looms brought over from the United Kingdom, and these looms laid the foundation for what was to become the time-honored craft of woven carpet construction. This heritage of traditional weaving continues today in our Eden, North Carolina plant, which has...

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The Optimism of Transitional Workplace Design
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Mohawk Group’s vice president of workplace and retail segments, Mark Oliver, shares an optimistic look at the transitional state of workplace design. If there is anyone reading this who can honestly say they completely break from work to focus on family and completely break from family to focus on work – I applaud you. The term “work-life balance” was first coined in the late...

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Sunweave Broadloom Carpet Weaves Textile Heritage with a Sustainable Future
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Mohawk Group designers share the inspiration behind new Sunweave woven broadloom and the influence of residential spaces on commercial flooring Mohawk boasts a long weaving tradition that dates back to the 1800s, when our founders brought looms over from England, bringing the time-honored craft of woven carpet construction to the United States. And this year we proudly celebrate the 90th anniversary of our Karastan luxury...

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Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste
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Mohawk Group’s A&D Design Director, Royce Epstein, explores how to address the issue of waste through design – and what Mohawk Group is doing to create a more sustainable future. Welcome to SCRAP CULTURE, where we explore new sustainable design practices in a world consumed with waste. Today we live in a world that creates more waste than it does reduce, reuse, or recycle....

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Mohawk Group’s Nutopia Collection Brings Biophilic Inspiration to Wayfinding
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Nutopia by Mohawk Group Intersects Nature and Urban Fabric Nutopia, one of our newest Living Products, explores natural effects in urban settings for a new take on biophilic patterns. The unique carpet tile collection meets the most stringent sustainability requirements while offering a multitude of wayfinding and branding opportunities. Nutopia made its debut at at NeoCon, featured in our showroom as well as at...

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Mohawk Group Leaves A Positive Handprint at NeoCon with Solar Energy
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Solar energy is in bloom at The Renaissance Collaborative in Chicago On Wednesday, June 13, an enthusiastic crowd gathered in sunny south Chicago for a celebration of our first smartflower solar system installation, a highly anticipated event that took place during NeoCon 2018. The smartflower uses advanced technology to automatically move its ‘petals’ to align itself with the sun at optimal angles Mohawk Group...

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The Future Is Living Products at NeoCon 2018
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Celebrating NeoCon and the Future of Living Products What do you do when the world’s leading commercial design show is in its 50th year? Celebrate! In its history, NeoCon has championed fifty years of product evolution, fifty years of innovation and education, fifty years of all the best the industry has to offer. We were proud and excited to sponsor the title event at this...

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A Co-working Space Designed with Makers in Mind
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A vibrant co-working space makes its mark for makers in Denver. From the smoldering color palette of fuchsia and purple to the heavy tech aesthetic that highlights the type of creative process taking place, the SolderWorks co-making space in Denver, CO is forward-thinking in both design and function. Artfully designed by Kestrel Design Group, SolderWorks embodies the spirit of the talented local community all the...

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Mohawk Group’s NYC Showroom Blends Wellness and Biophilic Design
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Within New York City’s bustling fashion district, Mohawk Group now boasts an innovative 13,000-square-foot flagship showroom that fully incorporates the company’s “Believe in Better” mantra, as well as LEED and WELL Building Standard qualifications, to reflect new chapter of sustainable design. Mohawk Group Showroom Photography by Garrett Rowland This former textile mill in historic Chelsea aligns with Mohawk’s humble manufacturing and textile origins, creating...

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Mohawk in Milan – The Best of Salone del Mobile 2018
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Ever wondered where designers find their inspiration? Mohawk Group’s A&D Design Director, Royce Epstein, takes us behind the scenes at Milan Design Week, where the premiere international exhibition Salone del Mobile takes place, as well as notable design exhibits and events that showcase products, materials, and ideas from around the world. This past month I traveled to Milan, where the world’s largest and most...

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Pollination + Collaboration at Mohawk Group’s Glasgow Facility
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The Buzz on Beekeeping at our Glasgow, VA Manufacturing Facility Nestled between the intersection of the Maury and the James Rivers, right in the middle of the Jefferson National Forest, sits the roughly 1,000-resident population town of Glasgow, VA. Hot, humid summers and a subtropical climate serve as the perfect environment for valuable honeybees to pollinate the local area. These are the same fascinating, dutiful insects...

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Commercial Design Trends for 2017-18: Material Culture
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Exploring Relevant Cultural Themes and Trends Influencing Commercial Design Our 2017-2018 Color + Design Vision explores four relevant cultural themes and trends affecting design today: Future Folk, Free Style, Material Culture and Return Home. We examine today’s design trends across multiple disciplines to see how they create new visual expression. By looking at these themes, we’ll also share the 2017-2018 color forecast while giving...

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How Design Impacts Modern Learning in Educational Facilities
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Pink Floyd famously sings, “We don’t need no education,” but the fact is, most of us spend a good portion of our lives in a classroom. Today’s schoolrooms are being designed to foster not only a love of learning but also a productive and positive experience. Our aim is to contribute to the educational built environment with a focus on evidence-based design to effectively support...

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Stylish Surface Interiors in Hospitality Design
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From Instagram accounts to interior design sites, the internet is buzzing about stylish surface interiors in hospitality design. We just happen to know a little something about that! Hospitality is all about the warmth of making people feel welcome. And what is more inviting than walking into a beautiful space? With our innovative hard surfaces and cutting-edge carpet styles designed to inspire today’s hospitality...

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The Expanded Role of Sustainability in Healthcare Interiors
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Mohawk Group’s Cynthia Hubbell, VP of Healthcare & Senior Living, talks about sustainability in Healthcare Facilities today.  Serving all those who live, heal and work in healthcare facilities is the primary goal for the design of healthcare communities today, and sustainability plays an ever-increasing role in support of that goal. In recent years, sustainability within the built environment has moved far beyond the basic...

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A Designer’s Eye on Ultra Violet – The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year
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 Exploring Ultra Violet – Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year Mohawk’s A&D Design Director Royce Epstein, takes a look at Pantone’s much-talked about choice for 2018’s Color of the Year The new Pantone Color of the Year has been announced for 2018, and it’s a color that looks optimistically to the future. It is Ultra Violet or Pantone 18-3838. This blue-based purple is mysterious,...

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Commercial Design Trends for 2017-18: Free Style
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Exploring Relevant Cultural Themes and Trends Influencing Commercial Design Our 2017-2018 Color + Design Vision explores four relevant cultural themes and trends affecting design today: Future Folk, Free Style, Material Culture and Return Home. We examine today’s design trends across multiple disciplines to see how they create new visual expression. By looking at these themes, we’ll also share the 2017-2018 color forecast while giving...

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Heading to Greenbuild? Here’s How to Maximize Your Experience
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Mohawk Group’s Sustainability Manager, Rami Vagal, highlights how to maximize your experience at Greenbuild. Fall is finally here (although here in Georgia we seemed to have jumped directly from summer to winter) but the arrival of autumn also means that we are officially into a full conference season. With so many great industry conferences on the calendar, it can be pretty daunting to juggle...

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The Healthcare Experience is a Consumer Experience
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The healthcare experience is in a state of transformation due to advances in technology, access to vast amounts of data, and a contemporary societal expectation that every interaction with a business is a consumer experience. Hospitals used to be a place where you went only when you were gravely ill. They then became places where you were made well. Now, frequent visits to wellness...

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Design Discussions with Canary’s Melissa Alexander
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Find out what we learned about Melissa Alexander in our latest chat from our Design Discussions series. What inspires you personally and professionally? I am constantly inspired by music, pop culture, contemporary art, avant-garde fashion, travel, comic books, food and the political climate. Inspiration can be found from so many moments and places, as long as we view things with an inquisitive perspective. It...

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Durkan Custom Carpet Part of New Museum Exhibit
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  Artist Liz Collins Features Custom Carpet as Part of Complex Art Installation A few years ago, Mohawk Group met Liz Collins, a Brooklyn based artist who has been working across art, design, fashion, installation, and performance for two decades. Collins was designing an immersive installation at the Tang Museum in Upstate New York and needed to partner with a carpet manufacturer to implement...

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I am Royce, and I am more than Pink.
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These are the words that I spoke to the crowd at the Komen 3-Day Walk in Philadelphia this past August. I was invited by the Susan G. Komen Foundation as a survivor, advocate, and Mohawk employee to say some words of encouragement as everyone embarked on their journey. I reminded everyone to keep moving forward, today and forever, as cancer is indeed a journey...

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Design Discussions with Robert Norwood
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Get to know Robert Norwood, Principal/Interior Design Lead at NBBJ Los Angeles, through this thoughtful conversation that is part of our ongoing series Design Discussions. What inspires you personally and professionally?     Beauty and Craft, in the context of nature, art, and the built environment. How do you stay current on cultural trends that affect design? As a Design Practice Leader, my work is across...

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Commercial Carpet Makes the Finish Line
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Why use commercial carpet for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship? We like to think that pushing the limits in the flooring industry is challenging. Pushing the limits in athleticism is truly epic. That’s why when one of the world’s largest endurance races, the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, came to us for all of their carpet needs, it was a natural decision – and a finish line...

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Talking Textiles at the Waxman Textile Prize Competition
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Mohawk Group is very pleased and proud to sponsor the Waxman Textile Prize, which is a textile design competition hosted by Trend Union and is open to students from around the world. The competition is held in conjunction with Talking Textiles, a month-long design festival in New York City to highlight the cultural relevance and achievements of the textile industry, weavers, and artisans in...

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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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Questions to Ask When Specifying Commercial Flooring for the Workplace
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Flooring is a large part of any construction budget, yet often seems to get lost in the conversation. Discussing these five basic questions at the start of your next project will help focus your flooring selection and ensure you have the right design, performance and budget for your space. Here are some important questions to consider asking before choosing the flooring for your office...

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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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Martin Marietta HQ: Fresh Ideas + Eye-Popping Visuals
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Martin Marietta’s move to a new space was influenced by the desire to combine their three front range locations into a single, cohesive office in Lakewood, Colo. Now occupying one-and-a-half floors in Denver West, the 34,000 square foot office required customized and delineated spaces for each division of the company to suit the requirements for each working environment. As Martin Marietta was open to...

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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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How the Right Flooring Helps the Customer Experience
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When you think of creating the right atmosphere for a retail environment, do you think about the importance of the right floor?   Flooring is one of the largest continuously visible surfaces in any retail store, and it can convey a lot about the brand, the merchandise and the overall shopping experience. Light colors as the background for your merchandise enhances what you’re selling....

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