Milliken’s modular carpet collection ‘Lapidus’ won a coveted Best of NeoCon Gold award in Chicago on June 13th 2016. Alison Kitchingman, Milliken’s Marketing & Design Director, who attended the show on behalf of Milliken’s EMEIA business, commented: “This is an amazing achievement; to win gold at NeoCon is one of the highest accolades in the world of commercial interiors and we are immensely proud.”
A total of 423 products were entered in 43 product and furnishing categories the competition, sponsored by Contract Magazine, NeoCon, the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and The McMorrow Reports for Facilities Management.
The Best of NeoCon Jury is composed of 43 contract interiors designers and architects, and corporate, healthcare and institutional facilities management executives who are responsible for selecting and buying furniture and furnishings for their specific organisations or clients. Nine jury teams visited the MART showrooms and market suites to judge each product.
Creating the uncommon from the common, Lapidus reinterprets the intricate patterns and textures discovered in natural, unearthed surfaces in a luxurious, construction. An innovative kit of organic design elements eliminates traditional design rules and invites both creativity and simplicity for contemporary flooring with extraordinary depth and flexibility.
Celebrating the power of Milliken’s unique patterning technology, Millitron®, the industry’s highest resolution print technology, Lapidus provides the foundation for forward-thinking interiors. Depending on colour and tile placement, floor aesthetics move from organic painterly to bold and structured. A modest yarn lustre coupled with tip shearing add visual interest while layered tonal colours morph and stratify to emulate surfaces as they are found in nature.
Lapidus creates versatility with components that work in combination or stand alone as field flooring. Twenty colour families and transition tiles connect layers of pattern for design fluidity, as tiles innately match when placed in any manner. Transition tiles artistically connect colours to define spaces or soften wall intersections.