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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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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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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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