A stress-reductive approach to design.

“Just breathe.” This is a phrase we often hear when we are stressed out, or even upset, and someone tries to comfort us. Or maybe it’s something you tell yourself, like a mantra, to get through a challenge or a tough situation. Breathing is a basic human function to bring oxygen into our bodies, and allow us to rid carbon dioxide. This is part of the delicate symbiosis we share with nature. If we practice mindful deep breathing, inhaling slowly and exhaling with focused intent, we can lower stress dramatically.

This is just one of many relaxation techniques that people can practice for reducing stress. Stress reduction through breathing is one thing we can control when times are uncertain. So give yourself some room to breathe and enjoy being present in that moment. Even if for just a minute, you will feel more grounded and refreshed. Just breathe.

We took a stress-reductive approach to design in flooring by utilizing fractal patterns. This reflects the idea to “just breathe”– giving our eyes a break from the digital world. Download our free fractal vision guide to discover how this human-centered design principle delivers the essence of nature to contract built environment.

We’ve compiled a palette of products that reflect this design principle to help you curate your space.

Recommended products:

Lakir Revival 745, restD – 967 Pause, Sabbatical – 525 Audit, Field Overlay – Cortex 939, Morikato Stone – Pediment 953, Molveno Stones – 979 Grey Matters



Royce Epstein, Mohawk Group A&D Design Director

Royce Epstein is the A&D Design Director for Mohawk Group.
As the face to A&D, Royce shares her passion and vision for design, cultural trends, and the meaning of materials in a broad context. Her role is to evolve and share Mohawk Group’s Design Vision with the A&D community, and to leverage product design with what A&D desires in the field. Constantly on the watch for new trends in all aspects of design and culture, Royce feeds this insight to all our industry’s touch points.

A veteran materials and product specialist, Royce spent two decades working in A&D firms before working with Mohawk. She was named the 2015 Designer of the Year by Interiors and Sources Magazine, and received a HiP award for Rising Star from Interior Design Magazine at Neocon 2016. Royce lives in Philadelphia where she is active in the design, art, and music scenes. She is a board member of Collab at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.