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About Milliken's global floor covering division
Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative carpet and hard surface flooring from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities.  Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities.  Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators.  Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.

 

About Milliken
Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people's lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people's lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more
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Take interiors down two paths with Milliken's Walk the Line collection
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Take interiors down two paths with Milliken’s Walk the Line Collection

New linear modular floor covering challenges the status quo

 

SPARTANBURG, S.C., April 2, 2014 – Milliken introduces the Walk the Line collection, a modular carpet with an open linear pattern that brings sophisticated movement to the floor plane. Colorful accent options from bright pops to neutrals add versatility to the range of interior aesthetics possible through the design. 


Walk the Line brings the straight path of the roadway to interiors. Sharp, contrasting lines in varying tones invite designers to obey the rules or find their freedom. Neutral and graphic or fast and furious with a splash of color, the balance of vivid accents and asphalt-like background are sure to inspire the journey ahead.


Features and benefits include:

  • Available in 16 colors
  • Modular carpet tile (50 cm x 50 cm)
  • Tufted, loop construction of Universal® Fibers Solution-Dyed Nylon Type 6,6
  • Severe traffic end-use rating
  • PVC-Free UnderscoreTM ES Cushion standard backing and can be specified with Underscore​TM ESP Cushion backing
  • 31 percent Total Recycled Content

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“Linear floor patterns infuse a sophisticated and structured base for interiors with the illusion of movement,” notes Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing for Milliken’s global floor covering division. “The broad range of base and accent colors coupled with quick linear striations allow designers to facilitate an intriguing, custom-inspired environment with the ease of a standard collection.”

 

TractionBack®

Walk the Line is available with Milliken’s unique TractionBack® technology. TractionBack® simplifies floor covering installation with an environmentally superior alternative backing system for laying modular carpet tile. TractionBack®’s high-friction coating requires no additional tools for installation and uses fewer materials and energy than traditional methods. There is no ‘peel,’ just ‘stick’ with TractionBack®’.


About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at ww​w.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.

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Milliken introduces Inis Mór, Landscape
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
 
Milliken introduces Inis Mór, Landscape

New floor covering collections explore textured loop constructions


SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The richness of a structured loop textile is explored with two new floor covering collections from Milliken, Inis Mór and Landscape. The introductions enhance the company’s commercial portfolio of high-performance product offerings while broadening aesthetic qualities for interiors.   


The Inis Mór collection, inspired by the structure of Irish fishermen’s sweaters, draws upon the influence of a traditional looped stitch – of the most basic, yet complex forms of textile creation. Two designs, Ballybane and Kilronan, provide small and large-scales of organic pattern that offer ease of movement across the floor plane.


Reflected in both pattern and construction, the all loop textile delivers incredible resilience and withstands the extreme wear and tear of high traffic areas. Coordinating collections and colors can be found through Milliken’s Color Reference System.    


Additional details include:

  • 18 colors
  • Modular carpet tile (50 cm x 50 cm)
  • Tufted, textured loop construction of Aquafil Econyl Solution-Dyed Nylon Type 6
  • 44 percent Total Recycled Content
  • Standard PVC-free UnderscoreTM ES Cushion Backing and can be specified with UnderscoreTM ESP Cushion Backing
  • TractionBack technology - a modular carpet backing that is less costly, environmentally superior, faster and easier to use compared to wet adhesives or peel and stick adhesives

    

   ·    The Landscape collection, part of Milliken’s Constantine® Collection, is a structured loop and tip shear construction designed to provide a solid background for interior environments. Inspired by the immense variety of landscapes on earth that become the backdrop to people’s lives, the rich texture of the design reflects the living character and quality that define a region and its people, creating a sense of place.


Available in all 140 standard colors within Milliken’s Color Reference System, there is endless potential to offer custom colors an extended range of color coordination within the Milliken portfolio.


Other features include:

  • Patterned cut and loop construction of 100 percent Milliken-Certified WearOn Nylon Type 6,6
  • Broadloom carpet (13 ft 6 in)
  • Standard Edura-LocTM Backing and available with EPA3 Attached Cushion
  • Rated for heavy traffic end-use


“Resilient textile constructions in floor coverings enable designers to elevate their space through both aesthetics and performance,” said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing for Milliken’s global floor covering division. “By exploring the many ways a construction method can offer a variety of design qualities, Milliken can continue to provide floor coverings that fulfill a variety of designer and end user needs.”  


Additionally, Inis Mór and Landscape are PVC-free and contribute to LEED and other green building certifications.


About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.

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MILLIKEN NAMES JIM MCCALLUM AS NEW FLOOR COVERING DIVISION PRESIDENT
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

MILLIKEN NAMES JIM MCCALLUM AS NEW FLOOR COVERING DIVISION PRESIDENT

Floor covering industry veteran will build on Milliken’s success in design and innovation

 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken & Company announced today that Jim McCallum has been named Floor Covering Division President. The industry veteran will join Milliken effective immediately and will be located at the Milliken Corporate Headquarters and Design Center in Spartanburg, S.C., USA. He will report directly to Joe Salley, Milliken President and CEO, to continue to move Milliken forward in providing industry-leading products. 

 

The global floor covering division is a key focus area for Milliken, a diversified innovation company. McCallum will lead the award-winning division in continuing to create unique floor coverings with beautifully-crafted aesthetics, superior functionality and inspired textures and patterns that invite designers to reimagine the floor plane.

 

“Jim’s experience in the global floor covering industry is unparalleled,” notes Salley. “His deep knowledge and proven track record of developing products combined with his passion for world-class customer service will make him an excellent leader for our floor covering division. Milliken is committed to providing superior floor covering products for the architecture and design industry, and Jim’s expertise will bring a new perspective that will continue to carry the division forward.”

 

McCallum joins Milliken with more than 30 years’ experience in the textile and carpet industry, including senior leadership positions at Interface, Mohawk and Lees Carpets. 

 

About Milliken’s global Floor Covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer inspiring design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world to see what inspires our community of innovators and learn more about Milliken Floor Covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the largest collections of United States patents held by a private company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com or follow Milliken Innovation on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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Milliken introduces Nordic Stories and Fretwork
Thursday, January 23, 2014

 

Milliken introduces Nordic Stories, Fretwork

Two new floor covering collections explore tonal texture and lightness of line


SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken announces the Nordic Stories and Fretwork collections, in keeping with a desire to provide innovative floor covering solutions that invite designers to think about the floor plane with fresh perspectives. The collections explore unique inspirations and design aesthetics that can only be brought to life through Milliken’s high-definition printing capabilities.


The Nordic Stories collection brings Scandinavian-influenced color and texture to the floor plane, paying homage to a series of diverse countries that have collectively helped define contemporary design culture.


Developed by Milliken’s in-house European design team, Nordic Stories is inspired by the textural landscape, geological extremes, folklore and modern culture of the Northern Hemisphere. Muted natural tones, black volcanic rock, deep blue lakes, rich golden moss, graphic landforms and bold architecture are interpreted through three patterns, providing a sensory experience to interior environments that is uniquely Nordic.


  • Features three patterns: Hidden Plains (16 colors), Isograd and Tectonic (18 colors each)
  • Available in 50 cm x 50 cm modular carpet tiles
  • Contains 31 percent Total Recycled Content
  • Rated for severe traffic durability
  • Tufted, textured loop construction of Universal® Fibers Solution-Dyed Nylon Type 6,6
  • Standard PVC-free UnderscoreTM ES Cushion Backing and can be specified with UnderscoreTM ESP Cushion Backing


The Fretwork collection offers unprecedented detail to interior environments through precision and lightness of line. The rhythmic and interlacing mathematical patterns create a lace effect that is both modern and architectural – almost as though there is a delicate geometric scrim stretched across the floor plane.


With Fretwork, Milliken continues to explore line quality and edge of tile registration only possible through Milliken’s high-resolution digital printing technology. All four patterns - Crosshatch, Harmonic, Brise Soleil and Kaleidoscope - are designed to work within themselves in tile-to-tile pattern registration as well as between small, mid-scale and large patterns.


  • Features four patterns available in 24 standard colors
  • Available in 1 m x 1 m modular carpet tiles
  • Tufted, loop/tip-shear construction of Milliken-Certified WearOn® Nylon Type 6,6
  • Rated for heavy traffic end-use
  • Contains 25 percent Total Recycled Content
  • Standard with ComfortPlus® ES Cushion Backing and also available with ComfortPlus® ESP Cushion Backing 


“We aspire to continually push the boundaries of flooring design through beautiful aesthetics, unique inspiration stories, superior functionality and state-of-the-art design and printing capabilities,” said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing for Milliken’s global floor covering division. “These collections illustrate a commitment to offer designers new ways to bring interiors to life through meaningful floor covering.”


TractionBack®

Both Nordic Stories and Fretwork are available with Milliken’s TractionBack® technology, a modular carpet backing that is less costly, environmentally superior and faster and easier to use compared to wet adhesives or peel and stick adhesives. There is no ‘peel,’ just ‘stick’ with TractionBack®.  


Nordic Stories and Fretwork are PVC-free and contribute to LEED and other green building certifications desirable in today’s environmentally conscious architecture and design industry.


About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.

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Milliken Receives GOOD DESIGN Awards
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Milliken’s Art Media and Moment collections receive GOOD DESIGN Awards

Two Milliken floor covering collections receive recognition from oldest design awards program


SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Two Milliken award-winning floor covering collections, Art Media and Moment, have received another distinction – a GOOD DESIGN Award. Organized by The Chicago Athenaeum in conjunction with The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies, the awards program honors ‘good design’ across multiple categories, including materials, technology, branding and graphic arts, among others.


“To Milliken, the essence of good floor covering design is the ability for a product to provide an unparalleled user experience. This includes offering beautiful and unique aesthetic qualities with the ease of a functionally superior flooring solution, all delivered in a way that invites designers to think about the floor plane differently,” said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing for Milliken’s global floor covering division. “It is an honor to receive such a distinction that groups our floor covering collections with some of the greatest names in architecture and design history.” 


World-renowned architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. established the GOOD DESIGN Awards in 1950 to honor cutting-edge designs of the highest quality in form, function and aesthetic.


The Art Media Collection

Designed by Cresta Bledsoe, Art Media is a library of p​atterns that reinterpret iconoclastic modern art techniques and media that include charcoal, chalk, graphite, action painting, drip painting, and the optical illusions of Op Art. By exploring the boundaries of media art, the floor plane becomes a canvas for larger-than-life installation art or fine detail that feels like an intimate secret, through the use of advanced digital technology. The Art Media collection also received a NeoCon Gold Award in June. 


The Moment Collection

Designed by Kristin Gruenefeld, the Moment collection was influenced by the concept of ‘art in memory.’ Photography plays a key role in the design, as the collection is a journey through place and time where life is captured forever in our memory – awaiting recall. The Moment collection was also named Best of 2013 for hospitality flooring by Interior​ Design magazine.


Moment and Art Media are PVC-free and contribute to LEED and other green building certifications.


About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com. 

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Moment Collection Named Best of Year For Hospitality Flooring
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Milliken’s Moment collection named 2013 Best of Year for hospitality flooring category

​Award-winning collection brings the beauty of motion to life on the floor plane

 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken’s Moment collection, introduced at HD Expo 2013, was recently named hospitality flooring winner for the Interior Design 2013 Best of Year Awards. The awards program honors outstanding products and projects within the architecture and design industry across multiple categories.


​“We are honored to receive a Best of Year Award for our Moment collection,” said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing for Milliken’s global floor covering division. “We aim to do good in every aspect of our work and create new ways to help our customers create enhanced experiences with flooring. We believe that good design should make the life a little easier, the world a little more beautiful, and life a little more inspiring.”


Designed by Kristin Gruenefeld, the Moment collection was influenced by the concept of ‘art in memory.’ Photography plays a key role in the design, as the collection is a journey through place and time where life is captured forever in our memory – awaiting recall. 


Each image for the collection was carefully selected to reflect the energy, dramatic impact and scale, which occur naturally in large public spaces. As the nuances of the collection are revealed, the movement of line and shape bring the beauty of motion to life in an almost cinematic way. 

The four Moment designs – Swept Away, On the Avenue, City Escape and Saturday Morning – take the visitor on a visual journey, while transitioning from public and interactive spaces to increasingly private, undisturbed areas. A wide range of varying gray tones keeps the focus on the movement within the design and allows the viewer to create their own journey through the space.


Moment is PVC free and manufactured by Milliken, a carbon negative carpet company that meets aggressive goals, including zero waste, carbon negative and green energy initiatives.  Additionally, the collection contributes to LEED and other green building certifications. 


Available in broadloom and tile, these image-based designs are comprised of colors and dimensions not typically seen in conventional carpet. Milliken offers unique printing capabilities that are required to properly execute large-scale patterns on modular carpet tile, which is especially useful in hospitality applications. Milliken’s Millitron® printing technology allows each tile to be printed individually in registration - to reflect the custom design as it was intended. This capability allows for a range of design aesthetics and scale not achieved with other technologies.

 

About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our ​community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.​

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Milliken explores the boundaries of ‘Art Media’ and ‘Media Art’ in new award-winning collection
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Milliken explores the boundaries of ‘Art Media’ and ‘Media Art’ in new award-winning collection

Floor plane becomes canvas for larger than life installation art, fine detail that feels like intimate secret made possible through advanced digital printing 


SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken’s new floor covering collection, Art Media, is a library of patterns that reinterpret iconoclastic modern art techniques and media that include charcoal, chalk, graphite, action painting, drip painting, and the optical illusions of Op Art. A Best of NeoCon Gold award winner for modular carpet, it explores the boundaries of media art. In this new collection, the floor plane becomes a canvas for larger-than-life installation art or fine detail that feels like an intimate secret, through the use of advanced digital technology.

Designed by Cresta Bledsoe, Art Media consists of six patterns that offer a variety of quintessential modern art aesthetics in a range of scales that are completely versatile - from large focal point installation art to neutral and planar textural ground. An optional Canvas edge details can act as a border or transition.


The Art Media collection is comprised of three groupings of media: 

  • Charcoal/Chalk/Graphite – Reflect iconic techniques made famous by a small group of artists who rose to fame in the mid-20th centurCharcoal/Chalk

​​- ​Charcoal – Soft, but boldly gritty, Charcoal is a non-directional line work on a static ground that features a subtle striate in the background. Charcoal is the largest scale pattern and the only precision set ‘medallion’ pattern repeat in the collection.

- Chalk – Chalk is a medium-scale, rhythmic, continuous-flowing line made up of three linear layers of varying thickness, line weight and smudges. Chalk is a random multi-tile repeat.

- Graphite – A small scale pseudo-linear rhythmic pattern made up of three layers of varying thickness, line weight and smudges. Graphite is a random multi-tile repeat.

  • ​Action Painting and Drip Painting – An iconic technique so unique it immortalized Jackson Pollack, a mid-century abstract expressionist

- ​Action Painting – A large-scale dramatic gestural pattern, Action Painting refers to the use of the whole body to paint – not just a hand and brush. These paintings are created by moving around a large canvas on the ground and spattering paint from all sides to create a non-directional – but animated – paint texture. Action Painting is a multi-tile repeat.

- Drip Painting – The smaller scale of the two, Drip Painting is an abstract art in which the paint is dripped onto the canvas using unconventional tools, such as sticks or hardened brushes. This technique creates a unified overall pattern that allows the eye to travel across the whole canvas – or floor plane in this instance. Drip Painting is a random pattern with no pattern repeat – every tile is unique.

  • Op Art – Op Art was a modern art movement influencing major trends, such as Bauhaus and the De Stijl movement, but hit iconoclastic status in the mid-century. It focuses on illusion or optical tricks. When viewed, the impression is given of movement, hidden images, flashing, vibrating, swelling or warping. Op Art is a random multi-tile repeat.


Each grouping explores variety and qualities of graphic lines, while capturing the essence of its related media through minuscule and rich detail. Patterns are large repeats in varying scales with optional accessory patterns that showcase the canvas edge of the art. All are intended as monolithic installations.


Construction

  • The tip-sheared 27-ounce construction is created through multiple yarn infusion (MYI®) that creates dense performing constructions with multiple ends of yarn through a single needle. 
  • Fibers with various lusters and a randomized tip shear give the construction a rich and handmade aesthetic.
  • Art Media is offered in 1Mx1M modular tiles

The modularity and ability to randomize on a large scale is as integral to the art as the details of the technique and media. Continuous lines in large repeats create grand installation experiences. 


Advanced print technology

The majority of the patterns employ Milliken’s unique approach to large-scale pattern, allowing for precise tile edge-to-edge pattern match, while the tile centers vary. In addition to this being innovative, as it is unique to advanced print technology, the benefits are abundant.

  • Offers the capability to create much larger scale and repeat in pattern
  • Is easy to install due to the ability to lay any tile next to one another
  • Allows for infinite installation scenarios, making each application a truly original work of art


Sustainability features

  • Milliken’s proprietary digital print technology uses less chemicals and water and yields less waste compared to other available technologies. 
  • All products are NSF 140 certified and third-party certified carbon neutral. 
  • Art Media contains 25% recycled content.


Additionally, Art Media is PVC-free and manufactured by Milliken, a carbon negative carpet company that meets aggressive goals, including zero waste, carbon negative and green energy initiatives. The collection contributes to LEED and other green building certifications.


According to Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing for Milliken’s global floor covering division, each technique responds to the canvas in a different manner - simplified forms of abstraction, fluid continuous lines, as well as the absence of defined positive or negative space.


“Through the Art Media collection, we treat the floor plane as a giant canvas where installation size has no limitation, allowing designers to view 'space' in new and different manners,” said Haaskma. “By combining both science and design, our clients are free to think and feel differently about the role flooring can play in commercial interiors.” 


About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative carpet and soft surface flooring from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.


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Experience the Beauty of Motion and Photography with Milliken’s Moment Collection
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Influenced by the concept of ‘art in memory,’ photography plays a key role in the Moment Collection introduced by Milliken’s global floor covering division. The collection is a journey through place and time where life is captured forever in our memory – awaiting our recall. 

Photographic images become the visual and emotional voice of the collection
Designed by Kristin Gruenefeld, each image was carefully selected to reflect the energy, dramatic impact and scale, which occur naturally in large public spaces. As the nuances of the collection are revealed, the movement of line and shape bring the beauty of motion to life in an almost cinematic way. 

The four Moment designs – Swept Away, On the Avenue, City Escape and Saturday Morning – take the visitor on a visual journey, while transitioning from public and interactive spaces to increasingly private, undisturbed areas.

Transition from public to private spaces 
As we move through a property and transition from public to semi-public to private areas, the patterns in Moment transition with us. 

“The idea for this collection occurred when I started to think about the journey within a property and how design can reflect a customer’s experience throughout the hotel, casino, or convention center,” said Gruenefeld, designer for Milliken’s floor covering division. “From this thought, came the idea to merge photographic imagery and solid graphic elements, supporting the progression from shared public spaces through the gradual retreat into completely private spaces that are undisturbed.” 

Swept Away - Dance, an art form that connects the body with the soul, is the focus of this design.  Capturing the mesmerizing effect that movement has in creating unforgettable moments, Swept Away follows the natural beauty of dancers flowing organically across the floor. Because of the unique placement of color, the body shapes blur – almost disappearing from the observer’s eye only to reappear again. The stark contrast of black and white shades in the costumes offer a powerful and connecting effect within the design.

On the Avenue – The solitude of walking in the rain is the essence of this design. Even though many share the city street, they are alone in their thoughts. The rain becomes the barrier between passersby and other distractions; but it can also aid in mental concentration and clarity that may be diminished on a clear day. The silhouettes within On the Avenue offer a modern feel and also introduce characters to the piece – among them a mysterious woman and a young couple.  

City Escape - All are invited to become a part of this design, part of the moment. The City Escape image creates intrigue and draws a visitor in through the effects of perspective and motion. Just like each commuter, observers will find themselves immersed into the city making a connection with it and those who inhabit it.  

Saturday Morning – Immediately embrace the natural energy of the Saturday Morning design.  The sound of the spokes turning. The blur of the wheels in motion. The breezes as the riders pass by. Saturday Morning features a retro, nostalgic image to contemporize the design and make it relevant in today’s spaces.

A wide range of varying gray tones keeps the focus on the movement within the design and allows the viewer to create their own visual journey. A journey inspired by a moment in life. 

Available in broadloom and tile, these image-based designs are comprised of colors and dimensions not typically seen in conventional carpet. “Through the Moment collection, we are continuing our commitment to bring new ideas and innovations to the market with our unique design capabilities,” said Tracy Francis, hospitality market manager for Milliken’s floor covering division. 

Moment is PVC free and manufactured by Milliken, a carbon negative carpet company that meets aggressive goals, including zero waste, carbon negative and green energy initiatives.  Additionally, the collection contributes to LEED and other green building certifications.

Milliken offers unique printing capabilities that are required to properly execute large-scale patterns on modular carpet tile, which is especially useful in hospitality applications. Milliken’s Millitron® printing technology allows each tile to be printed individually in registration - to reflect the custom design as it was intended. This capability allows for a range of design aesthetics and scale not achieved with other technologies.

About Milliken’s global floor covering division – Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative carpet and hard surface flooring from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.

About Milliken – Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.
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Milliken’s Linen 2.0 collection brings classic textile design to the floor
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Milliken’s global floor covering division introduces Linen 2.0, a collection inspired by the delicate and intricate textures of classic linen textiles. The nuances of yarn quality in traditional textiles were interpreted in the design and provide visual interest, depth, and complexity.


The Linen 2.0 collection was designed as one pattern with multiple tiles to provide greater visual balance. With commercial settings in mind, this product is available in a range of hues from neutrals to vibrant shades for a pop of color - and brings a level of sophistication to the floor.


Additional details include:

  • 32 standard colors that coordinate with Milliken’s color reference system
  • 1m x 1m modular carpet tiles
  • ComfortPlus® ES cushion (26% recycled content)
  • 20oz tufted, textured loop construction
  • 100% Milliken-certified Wear-on Nylon Type 6,6

TractionBack® Technology

Linen 2.0 is available with TractionBack® technology - a modular carpet backing that is less costly, environmentally superior, faster and easier to use compared to wet adhesives or peel and stick adhesives.


About Milliken’s global floor covering division

Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative carpet and hard surface flooring from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken

Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.

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Milliken introduces Theory 2.0
Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Floor covering collection features expanded color line and customization options


Milliken announces Theory 2.0, a recently expanded collection from the global floor covering division. The revamped line is a continuation of the fun and ​playful design, providing more flexibility for customization with combinations of modern colors and updated patterns.


From contemporary circles to classic letter forms, Milliken's Theory 2.0 collection brings intrigue and discovery to the floor. Designers can take on a neutral palette or make a bold statement with predetermined accents - known as vibes - that connect and move between multi-directional textures, while still ordering a standard collection. With over 7,300 different custom combinations available, Theory 2.0 provides an array of options that range from rational to abstract – to create a variety of new aesthetics. 


Additional details include:

  • Nine patterns providing small to mid-scale forms.
  • Sixteen neutrals, with eight different color vibe options.
  • Modular tile (1 meter x 1 meter) for increased functionality.
  • Tufted Texture Loop Construction with Nylon Type 6,6 Fiber.


TractionBack® Technology

Theory 2.0 is available with TractionBack® technology - a modular carpet backing that is less costly, environmentally superior, faster and easier to use compared to wet adhesives or peel and stick adhesives.

Milliken’s patented TractionBack simplifies floor covering installation with an environmentally superior alternative backing system for laying modular carpet tile. In addition to eliminating the need for wet adhesives or peel and stick techniques, TractionBack®’s high-friction coating doesn’t require any additional tools for installation - such as a gun, to install the carpet - and uses less materials and energy. No “peel” is required, just “stick” with TractionBack®.

About Milliken’s global floor covering division

Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative carpet and hard surface flooring from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken

Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.

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Milliken announces expansion of the Imagine collection
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Successful floor covering collection grows offering for residential patterned carpet programs

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken’s global floor covering division has recently expanded its successful residential line, the Imagine collection, to include seven new products. The collection is designed to capture traditional, contemporary, and transitional styles, using updated color palettes on a new, soft broadloom construction.

The latest color and pattern options provide customers with an even greater ability to customize their purchases and reflect their own sense of style. New designs communicate a modern and trendy spirit in beautiful and sophisticated combinations. Each has its own unique way of creating an inviting interior aesthetic for any residential setting.

Milliken’s Imagine collection now includes over 30 designs that are produced on a soft velvet residential base comprised of 100 percent Stainmaster® Tactesse® BCF Nylon 6,6 fiber. 

Fresh and current coloration
Using Milliken’s patented Millitron High Definition Dye Technology, the new patterns showcase fresh, current and cutting-edge colorations. Millitron delivers unparalleled color clarity and pattern definition coupled with an expedited service guarantee.

Additionally, designs in the Imagine Collection are available in a wider, 13’ 6” carpet, meaning fewer seams and resulting in easier installation than traditional 12’ carpet.

inspiredesigner™ 
With more than 400 standard SKU’s, most customers are sure to find what they are looking for within the standard collection. However, all products are also available for custom color combinations using Milliken’s inspiredesigner, which features two unique color palettes, Inviting Abode and Urban Oasis. Inspiredesigner provides virtually limitless color possibilities. Custom color orders are available with a 25-yard minimum.

Design for Business for commercial interiors
Customers may also opt to use patterns from the Imagine Collection to decorate their commercial interiors using Milliken’s Design for Business program – featuring Framework, a commercially rated Stainmaster Home and OfficeTM nylon base. Custom color options are available for the Framework base, as well.

About Milliken’s global floor covering division
Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative carpet and hard surface flooring from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.

About Milliken
Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. 

In 2012 Milliken was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for a sixth consecutive year. The award-winning company is carbon negative, thanks to the sustainable management of more than 130,000 acres of trees in Milliken forests, the use of renewable resources and its energy management system. Additionally, all Milliken products are certified carbon neutral, from textiles to chemical products. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.
Milliken addresses social media in CEU course offering
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – As part of the brand’s continued effort in connecting with the architecture and design community, Milliken’s now offers “Social Media: Global Online Tools for Interior Designers” - a CEU course addressing the prevalence of social media in today’s architecture and design industry. 


In this course, participants will learn:

  • ​Industry trends toward a more mobile, connected architecture and design community.
  • An overview of world’s most popular networking sites including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – and how they relate to the A&D industry on a global level.
  • Best practices to create and share your own social media content, including project promotion and personal brand strategy.
  • Ways to engage with organizations and publications, as well as individual clients and colleagues, to find inspiration and keep up to date with the industry.


This course is an IDCEC approved program, with CEUs accepted by ASID, IDC and IIDA, where participants can earn .01 CEU credit. An equivalent course, “Social Media: Global Online Tools for Architects” is also available and accredited through AIA.


For more information on this course, please email millikencarpet@milliken.com.


About Milliken’s global floor covering division

Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative carpet and hard surface flooring from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities.  Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken

Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.



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Milliken announces Pinterest continuing education course
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Following its mission to be a design partner to the architecture and design community, Milliken’s global floor covering division has introduced a continuing education unit (CEU) course that focuses on Pinterest.


Pinterest, one of the fastest growing social media sites, is a virtual pinboard where users collect, organize and share images of the things they find interesting. It is a great tool for the architecture and design industry, as it embraces a visual and creative process.


Milliken’s CEU course – “Pinterest and the A&D Community: Sharing and inspiring in a digital world” - focuses on the rise of Pinterest as a useful resource for the architecture and design community, and how it impacts architects and designers as a whole.


In the course, participants will:

  • Learn a general overview of Pinterest, the site’s history and impact on society.
  • View the architecture and design community’s presence on Pinterest.
  • Explore how the architecture and design industry is using Pinterest to further creativity and design.
  • ​​Learn how to register on Pinterest, organize boards, pin and share images and demonstrate pin etiquette.


Learn how Pinterest can serve as an endless source of inspiration and help you connect and share ideas in the ever-evolving architecture and design industry. This CEU is approved for .01 CEU credit through IDCEC (ASID, IIDA and IDC), as well as AIA. For more information on this course, please email millikencarpet@milliken.com. 


About Milliken’s global floor covering division

Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative carpet and hard surface flooring from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities.  Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken

Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.​

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Milliken adds “Entryway Matting Systems” to its CEU course offering
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken has added a CEU course to its current continuing education offering that addresses the benefits of entryway matting and dust control for commercial buildings or hospitality spaces.


After attending “Entryway Matting Systems,” attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the importance and functionality of entryway matting systems.
  • Identify key decision points when choosing entryway matting.
  • Summarize the inherent costs related to matting systems.
  • Understand a variety of ways entryway systems can be incorporated into facilities.


This course is approved for both IDCEC and AIA CEU credit and attendees earn .01 CEU credits. For more information, please email millikencarpet@milliken.com. 


About Milliken’s global floor covering division

Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative carpet and hard surface flooring from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities.  Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken

Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com​.

Milliken introduces Consequence 2.0 and Yarn Storm
Monday, January 14, 2013
New collections offer uniquely patterned floor covering


SPARTANBURG, S.C. -  Milliken announces Consequence 2.0 and Yarn Storm, two new collections from the global floor covering division. The introductions provide designers with innovative floor covering solutions - to create unique interior aesthetics through multi-dimensional patterning and color. 


Consequence 2.0 – Inspired by strength seen in the layers of bird nests, Consequence 2.0 illustrates a classic linear approach by combining visual and physical textures. Layers of tonal colors with undulating lines feature multi-directional patterning and design. Both elegant and functional, the collection builds on the strength of a modern and diverse structure to offer a strong foundation for any interior design. Additionally, the collection features a total recycled content of 24 percent.


The collection is available in: 

  • ​​​Two patterns – Sequel and Upshot - for a variety of scale and linear movement.
      • An expanded color line featuring 24 shades, available in both patterns.
      • Module carpet tile (50 cm x 50 cm and 1 meter x 1 meter).
      • Standard with ComfortPlus® ES cushion backing system.


Yarn Storm – Celebrate the world as an art gallery when enveloped in bold, colorful patterning with Yarn Storm. The collection illustrates horizontal and vertical explorations of hand-knit textures that balance chaos with precision on the floor plane. The solution dyed nylon construction offers a new perspective of linear designs and features a total recycled content of 50 percent.

  • Utilizes Econyl yarns by Aquafil, the world’s first and only 100 percent sustainable polymer.
  • Available in module carpet tile (50 cm x 50 cm).
  • Features 16 colors that coordinate with Milliken’s Southern Analog and Sound and Fury collections, while making a bold individual statement. 
  • Standard with ComfortPlus® ES cushion backing system.


TractionBack® Technology

Both Consequence 2.0 and Yarn Storm are available with TractionBack® technology - a modular carpet backing that is less costly, environmentally superior and faster and easier to use compared to wet adhesives or peel and stick adhesives.


Greenest Architectural Folders in the Industry

All Milliken floor covering products are available in 100 percent recyclable architectural folders – the greenest in the industry.


About Milliken’s global floor covering division

Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative carpet and hard surface flooring from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities.  Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators. Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.


About Milliken

Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit www.milliken.com.​

Milliken Unveils Design Studio, Showroom in Beijing
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Beijing Opening
​Open, collaborative environment showcases floor covering offering, enhances company’s relationships with customers in China
 
BEIJING, July, 2012 – As a major global supplier of floor covering solutions, Milliken recently opened a design studio and showroom in Beijing, which will serve as a resource for designers, end users and sales associates in the area.
With an office presence in Beijing for more than 10 years, the design studio is the next step in continuing the company’s expansion in China.


 The new showroom is located in Beijing Oriental Plaza – a landmark building located in the Wangfujing area near Tiananmen Square – at No. 1 East Chang An Ave., Dongcheng District.

“Milliken is committed to supporting China's growing commercial real estate market and increased appetite for inspiring and innovative interior furnishings,” said David Moody, president of Milliken’s global floor covering division. “This new space allows us to provide convenient and superior customer service to our partners in Beijing and surrounding areas, while ensuring continued progress in a rapidly expanding, dynamic economy.”
 
Showroom Details
Parallel with the design objectives consistent across all of Milliken’s studios worldwide, the space serves as an open and collaborative environment to showcase Milliken’s extensive product offering, as well as support for client meetings.  The vision was brought to life by M Moser, a global firm specializing in workspace strategy and design.
 
Functional, aesthetic and inspiring features include:
• A neutral backdrop to highlight a variety of colors and patterns featured in floor covering collections.
• Classic modern furnishings, rich textiles and clean, crisp material accents.
• Flexible display area complemented by a large window seat that doubles as storage space.
• Formal and informal meeting areas.
 

“The Beijing studio and showroom stresses Milliken’s client-forward way of thinking,” said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing for Milliken’s global floor covering division.  “By offering an engaging environment, our associates can create interior spaces that reflect our customers’ needs, while staying true to their unique values and culture.”
 
Milliken sales teams representing the brand’s chemical business and flexible fabric innerduct (MaxCell) business will also use the space as needed.

About Milliken’s global floor covering division

Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative carpet and hard surface flooring from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities.  Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities.  Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators.  Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.
 
About Milliken
Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865.  Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company.  With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable.  For more information, visit www.milliken.com.
 
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Milliken Introduces Carpet Landfill Diversion Program
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
SPARTANBURG, S.C., July 10, 2012 – Continuing its century-long heritage of environmental stewardship, Milliken has introduced a new sustainability driver for its customers: Milliken’s Carpet Landfill Diversion Program.  The program provides simple means for customers to divert old carpet from landfills.
 
The Process
Milliken makes it easy to begin the diversion process – finding the highest form of recovery, including recycling it into new carpet, downcycling into alternative products or donating it to charity.
 
The process requires customers to request a quote for landfill diversion and submit a minimum 8" x 8" sample of carpet to help determine the best specification for recovery.  The customer will receive a quote from Milliken 72 hours after carpet samples and online quote requests are received.
 
As a founding and active board member of C.A.R.E. (Carpet America Recovery Effort) Milliken’s Carpet Landfill Diversion Program ensures all carpet will be handled in the most environmentally friendly ways, while following all C.A.R.E. guidelines.
 
 
Sustainability a Core Commitment
A carbon neutral carpet company, Milliken meets aggressive sustainability goals, including zero waste to landfill, to continuously improve and evolve sustainability practices.  Since introducing the first PVC-free carpet in 1986, Milliken has been working to reduce PVC in floor covering.  This initiative carries through even when acquiring outside brands, such as Constantine.  Because of this, all Milliken commercial tile and broadloom carpets in the U.S. will be PVC free once again in August. 
 
“As manufacturers, we fully embrace our social and environmental responsibilities – and this includes providing services that allow carpet to remain out of landfills,” said David Moody, president of Milliken’s global floor covering division.  “Our products and practices – including our PVC-free floor covering and our newly introduced Carpet Landfill Diversion Program – all reflect Milliken’s desire to deliver innovative solutions and experiences to our customers.”
 
About Milliken’s global floor covering division
Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative carpet and hard surface flooring from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities.  Milliken’s unexpected and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities.  Visit us at any of our product showrooms around the world and see what inspires our community of innovators.  Or, learn more about Milliken floor covering at www.millikencarpet.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MillikenCarpet, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MillikenCarpet and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/millikencarpet.
 
About Milliken
Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865.  Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company.  With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable.  For more information, visit www.milliken.com.
LMNOP Announces 2012 Summer Benefit for A&D Professionals
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

​The event to be held in Milliken’s newly renovated New York City showroom

 

New York, June 20, 2012 - LMNOP (Leadership Mentoring Networking Opportunity for A&D Professionals), a volunteer based organization promoting professional development in the architecture and design community, will hold their their annual 2012 benefit on Thursday, July 12. Milliken will host the event in their newly renovated showroom, located at 875 6th Avenue, 26th floor, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 
The benefit will offer a relaxed environment allowing members of the architecture and design community to network with one another, while enjoying spectacular views of the city. Attendees will have the opportunity to win a variety of raffle prizes donated by LMNOP’s many sponsors and supporters. Proceeds will help fund LMNOP’s popular professional development programs for the coming year, including several IDCEC accredited CEU workshops organized in collaboration with IIDA.
 
“Partnering with LMNOP is a great way to help continuously move our industry forward,” said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing for Milliken’s global floor covering division. “By providing networking opportunities for architecture and design professionals, they are able foster a true sense of community and unity within the industry that is important for future collaboration and innovation.”
 
Those interested in attending may purchase tickets through the LMNOP website, www.lmnopnyc.org
  • Advance tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. 
  • All tickets at the door are $40. 
  • Attendance at entry includes one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased at the event.
 
LMNOP is an organization for the architecture and design community where members can connect, support and advise each other in a proactive and productive environment. To learn more about LMNOP and membership opportunities, please visit www.lmnopnyc.org. Monthly non-CEU professional development workshops and mixers are free to all members. Discounted entry is granted to members for CEU accredited LMNOP events throughout the year. Additional information about LMNOP’s past and upcoming events be found on the website.
Milliken reimagines the floor plane at NeoCon 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
​Color Wash explores continuous and extensive color space,
rethinks how pattern is created
 
SPARTANBURG, S.C., June 11, 2012 – An innovative floor covering collection showcasing the groundbreaking technical advances in continuous color and pattern space will be featured at Milliken’s showroom 11-1149 during NeoCon 2012. The COLOR WASH collection explores the notion of “soft-tech” by using technology to infuse material qualities with a human and modern fluidity.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Color Wash is the latest collection that highlights Milliken’s contemporary and advanced methods of reimagining the floor plane, while illustrating large scale, continuous and seamless gradation with nuanced color change.
 
“By combining both science and design, we’re enabling our clients to think and feel differently about the role flooring can play in commercial interiors,” said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing for Milliken’s global floor covering division. “Color Wash explores various subtle and large-scale gradations of color and pattern to create an endlessly monolithic aesthetic, while still offering the functionality and convenience of modular tile.” 
 
NeoCon 2012 introductions
Color Wash – designed by Milliken’s Global Creative Director Cresta Bledsoe in collaboration with print research scientist, Scott Parry, PhD. – provides a large-scale sensory experience that redefines the limits of continuous and extensive color by blending human- and nature-driven patterning with advanced color science. Two designs define the collection. Matter, a vapor-like organic with subtle movement and fluidity, and Medium, a linear expression from broad strokes of nuanced color change.
  • The collection is available in modular tile for commercial settings and features 40 standard colors – ranging from bright, clear vibrant shades to sophisticated neutrals – that are produced by Milliken’s new proprietary high-resolution digital print technology.
  • All products are PVC-free, CRI Green Label Plus approved, and Smart Platinum Certified.
  • Designs in the collection feature 25% Recycled Content.
 
“Color Wash combines groundbreaking technology with a revolutionary design concept,” said Bledsoe. “The beauty of this innovation is its ability to be both a statement piece, as well as a quiet background.”
 
Milliken’s revolutionary printing technology
Milliken’s cutting-edge, patented digital print technology brings the concept of Color Wash to fruition. As a result of extensive research and development, this innovative high-resolution carpet printing system brings the traditional art form into the future through multiple industry-first features.
 
In addition to offering a substantially higher resolution than any competitive print technology that currently exists in the marketplace, the printing system’s primary colors combine to create thousands upon thousands of color options – forming a continuous color space that allows for a perfect blending and gradation of hues where no perception of color change is possible.
Milliken’s high-definition, high-resolution print technology a focus at HD Expo 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
​SPARTANBURG, S.C., May 15, 2012 – Milliken’s high-definition, high-resolution print capabilities will be on display during HD Expo 2012 (Booth #2911).  The global floor covering division’s technology has served as an integral part in creating both a unique collection, Allumé, and a new process that helps designers achieve elaborate and large scale designs on tile, InCode.  These two introductions allow for creative flexibility in meeting performance demands, while enabling designers the ability to offer new experiences in hospitality interiors.
 
Allumé – Light is the ultimate natural source that makes life visible, sight possible.  Unshielded by opaque materials, light has the power to pre-determine and influence our emotional responses to built environments.  Through the Allumé collection, designers can evoke emotion with flooring that showcases how light as design inspiration adds sophistication and drama to the floor. 
 • This collection offers four patterns – Focus, Reflective, Radiant and Streams – and celebrates an innovative approach achieved through the marriage of great design to advanced print technology.
 • Nuances of color that transition from bright and vibrant to brooding and mysterious are realized through an exploration of new color space not before possible in high-definition, high-resolution printing.
 • For use in hotel public spaces, corridors and casinos – available in modular tile and broadloom.
Like all other Milliken floor covering products, Allumé is PVC free and manufactured by a carbon neutral carpet company that meets aggressive goals, including zero waste, carbon negative and green energy initiatives.  Additionally, Allumé contributes to LEED and other green building certifications.
 
InCode – Elaborate, large scale designs can now be achieved on tile through InCode, which also ensures a seamless installation process – even in expansive hospitality spaces.  This innovative coding technology combines the functionality of tile with the beauty and detail of broadloom through its one-of-a-kind install by number coding process for hospitality applications, including ballrooms, convention centers and exhibit halls.
 • An invisible code seen only through a hand-held UV light allows installers to correctly place tiles - and offers designers the opportunity to create extremely detailed patterns without forsaking the functionality necessary for hospitality settings.
 • The first of its kind, this invisible coding process simplifies tile installations. The code is imprinted onto the carpet face during manufacturing using injection dye printing, allowing a unique code to be printed on each tile.
 • The code does not wear off over time and can continue to help the property manage attic stock.
 
Milliken offers unique printing capabilities that are required to properly execute large-scale patterns on modular carpet tile, which is especially useful in hospitality applications.  Our Millitron® printing technology allows each tile to be printed individually in registration - to reflect the custom design as it was intended.  This capability allows for a range of design aesthetics and scale not achieved with other technologies.
 
Milliken, Guy Harvey announce partnership
Thursday, April 26, 2012
​New flooring collection features artwork by world-renowned marine artist 
 
SPARTANBURG, S.C., April 26, 2012 – A collaboration between internationally known marine artist and environmental conservationist Guy Harvey and Milliken will bring scenes of underwater wildlife to a new flooring collection this spring.  Through a recent licensing agreement, the two brands will combine their areas of expertise to create a variety of indoor rugs and indoor/outdoor accent mats.
 
The collection – which will cater to those who share an affinity for coastal lifestyles and ocean ecosystems – features marine animals from tropical fish to mako sharks.  To depict accurate environments, it was imperative for Milliken to preserve the inspiration and intense colors behind the artwork.  Milliken’s hi-resolution printing capabilities and color palette enabled photo-realistic interpretations of extremely detailed renderings.
 
“For our designs to remain detail oriented in a floor covering medium, the most advanced printing capabilities are a must,” said Steve Stock, president of Guy Harvey, Inc.  “Milliken is providing the technology we need to achieve an accurate representation for the Guy Harvey line.”
 
The initial product offering will consist of more than 25 beautifully crafted area rugs with detailed images of marine life. 
• Indoor rugs will be available in 3x4 feet, 4x6 feet and 6x9 feet
• Accent mats will be featured in 2x3 feet and 3x4 feet
 
Additionally, both Milliken and Guy Harvey will donate a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, which supports conservation and best management practices for sustainable marine environments.  Through science and grants, the foundation provides common sense solutions to reversing overfishing, pollution and other threats to the marine ecosystem.
 
According to Mark Clayton, residential business manager for Milliken, both brands have a history of serving as good stewards of the environment.
“This collection brings Guy Harvey’s artwork to new life, while creating unique experiences for our customers,” he said.  “But what’s also important about this collaboration is our shared stance on sustainability, making the partnership an ideal fit.”
Customers will be able to purchase the collection in retail stores late spring, as well as online through Guy Harvey’s website, www.GuyHarveyInc.com.  
 
About Guy Harvey
Guy Harvey is world-renowned as a painter, underwater photographer, diver and marine biologist. Harvey, with permission from the Ernest Hemingway family, made a name for himself by debuting two sets of pen and ink drawings, including a collection titled Santiago's Finest Hour, inspired by the author’s book, The Old Man & the Sea.  Since then, Harvey expanded beyond pen and ink to develop an artistic style of painting and photography that captivates fish and ocean lovers. He is a member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists.
 
Much of Harvey’s distinguished work is on a grand scale, having created full-wall murals at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the Hollywood-Ft. Lauderdale International Airport and Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman. Harvey is the recipient Panama’s highest recognition, The Vasco Nuñez de Balboa Grand Cross and Silver Star, presented to those who make a positive impact in preserving Panama’s ocean resources. Solomon Shamah, Panama’s Minister of Tourism, presented the medal to Dr. Harvey.  For additional information on Guy Harvey, visit www.guyharveyinc.com.
Milliken introduces Straight Talk 2.0 and Out of the Shadows
Monday, April 23, 2012

 

SPARTANBURG, S.C., April 23, 2012 – Milliken has expanded their contract offering to include a revamped Straight Talk 2.0 and an adapted Out of the Shadows collection.  Both feature a clean, streamlined and sophisticated approach to floor covering design, allowing designers to create meaningful interiors. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Straight Talk 2.0 – With straight lines and right angles, this new collection offers rhythmic movement and a seamless transition from one pattern to another.  Improving upon Milliken’s existing Straight Talk collection, Straight Talk 2.0 carries over Snap Back and Eye Contact and brings two new patterns, Jive and Connection.

 

Other features include:
 • Total recycled content is 26.1 percent, and can be specified with Underscore® ESP cushion backing for 9 percent Post-Consumer recycled content
 • Tufted, textured loop modular carpet tile to be installed monolithically on all patterns
 • Available in 24 colors and 4 patterns
   o Snap Back – providing a quiet stimulus and unique pattern
   o Eye Contact – offering a perspective of ever-changing play
   o Jive - introducing an extra element of movement
   o Connection - bridging patterns through seamless transitions

 

Out of the Shadows – Evolving from Milliken’s popular Out of the Shadows collection in the U.K., this adaptation offers a broader selection of neutrals and more fresh, bright colors to meet the design needs of the U.S. market.  Ideal for open office and commercial spaces, all three designs coordinate with one another and can be installed randomly.

 

Out of the Shadows includes three patterns:
 • Shadowbox – a non-directional linear with detailed vertical slivers that shift horizontally to create larger scale subtle gradations
 • Silhouette – an ogee motif offering a softer edge and a larger scale organic pattern that can be random or precise in its installation
 • Splice – splices elements from Shadowbox with the larger organic Silhouette to create a medium-scale coordinate with subtle organic movement

 
“Straight Talk 2.0 and Out of the Shadows represent our commitment to continually improve existing collections – and bring successful selections to market,” said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing for Milliken’s global floor covering division.  “The design world is ever-evolving to create new experiences for interiors - in response our collections are, as well.”
Milliken sponsors the IIDA Educator of the Year Award
Thursday, February 16, 2012

 

SPARTANBURG, S.C., February 16, 2012 – Milliken is proud to announce their sponsorship of the IIDA Educator of the Year Award, celebrating excellence in leadership of an Interior Design educator.
 
The IIDA Educator of the Year Award was created to honor the exceptional accomplishments and commitment to Interior Design education by a full-time educator. The recipient of this award will receive a $10,000 cash award, sponsored by Milliken, and a complimentary 2013 IIDA Membership.
“Being part of such an award shows Milliken’s appreciation of passionate Interior Design instructors,” says Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing at Milliken. “Their love of the art is contagious to students, inspiring them to think their most creative thoughts and design to their best ability.” 
 
Any Interior Design faculty member or student enrolled in an Interior Design program may submit a nomination and a full time instructor may nominate him/herself. The candidate must be a current full-time instructor with a minimum of five years of experience in a post-secondary program of Interior Design education at any university or accredited school of Interior Design. Membership in IIDA is recommended, but not required to be eligible for this award.
 
Applications may be submitted online through April 10, 2012. The candidate selected as the Educator of the Year will be notified in mid-May and must be available to accept the award on June 10, 2012 at the IIDA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, please contact Michael Ancheta, IIDA’s Managing Director of Education Service and Programs, at mancheta@iida.org.
Milliken announces the evolution of Imagine
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
​New floor covering collection features leading-edge designs, flexibility and unrivalled service for residential patterned carpet programs
 
SPARTANBURG, S.C., January 24, 2012 – Reestablishing their position as a design leader in residential floor covering, Milliken introduces the evolution of the Imagine Collection.  The new collection is a continuation of beautifully styled carpet patterns featuring traditional, contemporary and transitional styles, using updated color palettes on a new, soft residential construction.
 
Developed under the direction of Global Creative Director Cresta Bledsoe and Designer Ginny Jones, Imagine includes 24 designs produced on a soft velvet residential base comprised of 100 percent Stainmaster® Tactesse® BCF Nylon 6,6 fiber.
 
Leading edge design patterns
According to Mark Clayton, residential flooring business manager for Milliken, an extensive amount of market research was conducted during pattern development to offer a truly stunning collection of flooring products representing proven traditional and contemporary patterns.  The evolution of Imagine introduces transitional styles to the collection resulting in versatile and market-appropriate carpets for the home.
 
Fresh and current coloration
Using Milliken’s patented Millitron? High Definition Dye Technology, the new patterns showcase fresh, current and cutting-edge colorations. Millitron delivers unparalleled color clarity and pattern definition coupled with an expedited service guarantee.
 
Additionally, designs in the Imagine Collection are available in a wider, 13’ 6” carpet, meaning fewer seams and resulting in easier installation than traditional 12’ carpet.
 
inspiredesigner™
With more than 400 standard SKU’s, most customers are sure to find what they are looking for within the standard collection.  However, all products are also available for custom color combinations using Milliken’s inspiredesigner, which features two unique color palettes, Inviting Abode and Urban Oasis.  Inspiredesigner provides virtually limitless color possibilities.  Custom color orders are available with just a 25-yard minimum.
 
Design for Business for commercial interiors
Customers may also opt to use patterns from the Imagine Collection to decorate their commercial interiors using Milliken’s Design for Business program – featuring Framework, a commercially rated Stainmaster Home and OfficeTM nylon base.  Custom color options are available for the Framework base, as well.
 
“Featuring aesthetics, flexibility and unparalleled service, this truly is the best patterned program in the industry,” said Clayton.  “Milliken is maintaining its position as a design leader in the residential category.  This new collection of patterns will ultimately benefit our retailers, customers and end users.” 
 
Milliken introduces 100% recyclable architectural folders
Monday, August 1, 2011

SPARTANBURG, SC – Made of 100 percent recyclable paperboard, Milliken has introduced its latest sustainable initiative for the global floor covering group: architectural folders - featuring removable carpet swatches – that can be discarded in the field at any paperboard recycling area. 

According to Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing for the global floor covering division, sustainability has been a core value at Milliken for the past 100 years.  

"Out of respect for our natural resources, we continue to pursue new objectives, policies and practices addressing green initiatives," she said. "These architectural folders are the latest contribution to Milliken's holistic approach to sustainability." 

The Green Story

Milliken partnered with Campbell Printing, which is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and located in Dalton, Ga., to design new architectural folders with the following environmentally friendly features:

  • Made of 100 percent recyclable paperboard – Once the carpet swatches have been removed, an architectural folder may be discarded in any paperboard recycling area. In addition, any waste generated from making a Milliken folder – such as trimmings – is returned to Caraustar, a manufacturer of recycled paperboard and packaging, to be repurposed.

  • Removable, recyclable carpet swatches – Removable carpet samples are housed within a special cutout in each architectural folder and remain there without the use of adhesives, metal rings or plastic trays. The samples may also be returned to Milliken for recycling after use.

  • Biodegradable film – Each architectural folder features a protective film laminate that is safer for the environment than other coating alternatives.

"We're constantly thinking of how we can adopt environmentally friendly practices into our business," said Tim Campbell, president of Campbell Printing. "We were ready to take on Milliken's challenge of creating 100 percent recyclable architectural folders. This is probably one of the most unique things we've ever done."

 

The Design Story – for inspiring interiors

To provide an experiential path for exploring new product introductions, every new Milliken architectural folder features an inspirational image on the front cover. Whether a Japanese stroll garden, a sample of candid photographs or an image capturing an act of self-expression, each sales book tells the story of the featured collection's origin, which can further conversations and foster creativity to create inspiring interiors.

Milliken embraces leather in unconventional way with innovative collection of sustainable modular floor tiles
Monday, June 13, 2011

Collaboration with Spinneybeck elevates eco-luxury flooring, awarded Silver Best of NeoCon

SPARTANBURG, SC – Redefining luxury floor covering, today Milliken unveiled the Rinascita collection, a group of recycled leather tiles with reclaimed and recycled carpet backing. Inspired by the notion of upcycling common material waste into a luxury aesthetic, Milliken developed this new collection in collaboration with Spinneybeck. Additionally, Rinascita was recognized with the Silver Best of NeoCon award for the resilient flooring category.

 

"Rinascita embraces the best of aesthetics, sustainability and authenticity to redefine what flooring can be," said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing for global floor covering division. "We have engineered a break-through composite that is the ultimate upcycling collaboration."

 

Designed by Cresta Bledsoe, Milliken's newly named global creative director, Rinascita, meaning "revival" or "rebirth," features rich embossed textures, which takes eco-products to new levels of refinement. The collection's two textures – Bufalo and Castoro – receive a hand-rubbed finish providing a depth and natural quality. 

Rinascita – the upcycling process

Milliken and Spinneybeck have re-imagined the waste from their processes into a new flooring material with the finished face substrate made of post-industrial content from the leather manufacturing process and cushion felt backing made of nylon 6,6 post-consumer carpet that has been reclaimed and recycled. The culmination of this innovative process is an accessible and beautiful flooring collection, which combines aesthetics with sustainable, flexible and functional features.

Aesthetics – While this recycled material has the ability to take on many aesthetics, Rinascita features elegant authenticity and embraces the recycled materiality for what it is, in a beautiful way. The collection is also environmentally responsible. 

Sustainability – With recycled carpet backing, Rinascita is composed of 95 percent recycled content – 85 percent recycled leather composite and 10 percent natural rubber. 

  • Backed and un-backed tiles have TractionBack high-friction adhesion options for less VOCs.
  • By creating a backing that is a component in the binder of the recycled leather, it can be ground up and fed back into the recycled leather stream – an environmentally friendly process.
 

Flexibility – Tiles are 50cm to coordinate with soft surface offering.

 
  • TractionBack adhesion system allows for ease of installation and tile relocation, when necessary.

  • In addition to the recycled carpet felt-backing option, tiles can be specified unbacked as 3mm material for transition with hard surface material.

Functionality – Uniquely more cost effective in its recycled form than in the virgin form, this rich, luxurious material is not only environmentally responsible, but also accessible.
 
  • Featuring unique backing, Rinascita tiles can transition with ease to soft surface carpeted areas, provide underfoot comfort, and allow more flexibility with evenness of substrate beneath than a standard leather tile.
 

"Together, Spinneybeck and Milliken are generating ideas and new ways of introducing compelling products for the A&D community," explains Roger Wall, president of Spinneybeck. "Rinascita is the consummation of these efforts thus far – and the beginning of a strong relationship."  

About Spinneybeck
Spinneybeck is the world's leading and largest supplier of quality upholstery leather with a standing inventory of 3,000,000 square feet in the global headquarters facility located in Getzville, New York. Spinneybeck introduced quality Italian leathers to North America 50 years ago, becoming the first to bring full grain, aniline dyed Italian leather to the North American design community. On the web at www.spinneybeck.com
Milliken introduces eight collections at NeoCon 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
​Inspired floor covering for inspiring interiors on display at showroom 11-1149
SPARTANBURG, SC – Eight new floor covering collections will be featured at Milliken’s showroom 11-1149 at NeoCon 2011, during which the global floor covering leader will present its new identity to the contract design industry.
 
“With a new look and newly named global creative director, we’re continuing to build on the excitement of this year, while moving product forward in ever-inspiring ways,” said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of marketing and design for Milliken’s floor covering division. “These collections are conversation starters, allowing us to explore potential uses of the products, share where our inspiration comes from and foster creative conversations with attendees.”
 
NeoCon 2011 introductions
Fixate – designed by Cresta Bledsoe, who was recently named global creative director for Milliken’s floor covering group – celebrates the ultimate detail in stripes, exploring precision and varying widths of fine lines.  A dense, high performing felt-like cut pile base serves as a canvas on which to showcase the intricate detail and resolution.
• The high performance, low height cut pile bridges the gap between soft and hard surfaces.
• Playful and bold multicolor combinations capture a brighter attitude and more optimistic time.
• Fixate provides monochromatic combinations in fresh, clear colors, as well as subtle neutrals, providing an option for a sophisticated, highly detailed floor that lies down – and doesn’t “pop”.
 
Monuments & Shrines – designed by Todd van der Kruik – pays homage to the neon signs that were the hallmark of Las Vegas culture.  While time has moved on, the dramatic static display of size, scale and texture is captured in three patterns: Stardust, Nugget and Horseshoe.
• Total recycled content of tiles range from 45 percent to 55 percent.
• Large scale fluid lines with bold, integrated color separations create their own textures.
• The colorline coordinates with Southern Analog and Sound and Fury, while making a bold individual statement.
 
Urban Knit – designed by Todd van der Kruik - explores the trend-setting practice of “yarn bombing,” which describes artistic installations of crochet coverings on existing objects.  This new collection brings that aesthetic to the commercial interior in a playful, yet exuberant way.
• A series of textures give a knitted feel in both horizontal and vertical planes.  With a 6’ x 6’ pattern repeat, the floor highlights a randomized look.
• Total recycled content of tiles range from 45 percent to 55 percent.
• The colorline coordinates directly with Monuments & Shrines, as well as has cross-over companions to Southern Analog and Sound and Fury.
 
RINASCITA and ISOS, are two new additions to Milliken’s luxury portfolio in the Constantine Collection. Both products feature strong sustainability benefits, as well as redefine flooring materials in a new and dynamic way.
 
Rinascita – designer Cresta Bledsoe in collaboration with Spinneybeck – redefines luxury floor covering.  The recycled leather tile grouping features reclaimed and recycled carpet backing and was inspired by the notion of upcycling common material waste into a luxury aesthetic.
• Rinascita recently was awarded Silver Best of NeoCon award for the resilient flooring category.
• Rinascita, meaning “revival” or “rebirth,” features rich embossed textures, which takes eco-products to new levels of refinement. 
• The collection’s two textures – Bufalo and Castoro – receive a hand-rubbed finish providing a depth and natural quality.
• With recycled carpet backing, Rinascita is composed of 95 percent recycled content – 85 percent recycled leather composite and 10 percent natural rubber.
 
Isos – designed by Cresta Bledsoe – is a 100 percent wool tile that celebrates a luxurious surface through a simple, graphic color block approach.  Each installation is made up of a subtle range of colors for large scale drama, complemented and balanced by the complete purity of form.
• Isos offers three patterns – Diagonios, Finite and Myriad – highlighting diagonal shapes that present a whole new way to think about solids.
• Three scales of patterns can stand alone as a pure graphic, as well as work together to create a more varied aesthetic.
• The ability to utilize a neutral-only color group, or interchangeably add the impact of a tinted neutral accent, allows for a subtle and refined approach to color.
 
Windows – designed by Ruth McRae and Bob Weiner– was inspired by the layers of shadows created when light comes through a window. 
• This exciting new collection of subtle large-scale graphics coordinates perfectly with a precise pinstripe base.
• The Windows color line is adjacent to the ISOS collection and feature 18 colors.
• The technology highlights digital color placement on a new textured nylon base.

Illumine – designed by Cresta Bledsoe and Bob Weiner - delivers the height of luxury to commercial application.
• Highlights a series of luminous and subtle textures that uniquely create interplay with light.
• The heavy ounce weight patterns range in degree of loop and tip shear composition.
• Features three patterns – Lambent, Lucent, Candescent – and 19 colors.
 
Continuum – designed by Kate Poland and Bob Weiner – offers a range of broadloom and tile options that bring a level of value and sophistication to commercial interiors.
• Subtle patterns, colors and textures have an elegant and upscale aesthetic.
• Continuum features four patterns and 18 colors
 
Milliken announces new design leadership for global floor covering division
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Award-winning designer Cresta Bledsoe to direct product design

SPARTANBURG, SC – Cresta Bledsoe, a leading interior and product design professional, has been named as Milliken's new global creative director for its floor covering division. An award-winning designer, Bledsoe will lead the Milliken design team as they introduce innovative products featuring a variety of mediums, aesthetics, and functionality.  

"Cresta's move to this new position continues our mission to serve as a true design partner to the architectural and design community," said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of marketing and design for Milliken's floor covering division. "Her unique insight into the product design and specification processes, combined with Milliken's capabilities, will allow Cresta and our team to lead the marketplace with inspiring and meaningful designs." 

The roots of Bledsoe's relationship with Milliken began in 1997. In her seven years at Thompson, Ventulett, Stainbeck, & Associates in Atlanta, Bledsoe consulted and designed products for Constantine by whom she was later recruited to serve as director of design strategies for the manufacturer's commercial division. 

In 2007, Bledsoe left her position at Constantine to start Manner, an interior and design strategies company. She maintained a consultancy role with Constantine, and expanded her involvement with Milliken after the acquisition of Constantine by Milliken in 2009.  

As newly named global creative director, Bledsoe explains her vision to produce relevant designs that express a fresh point of view. 

"Our goal is to elevate flooring into a diverse and dynamic new material that previously no flooring manufacturer has attempted." said Bledsoe. 

 
 
Milliken showcases new collections at HD Expo
Monday, May 16, 2011
​SPARTANBURG, SC – With a new look, vision and goal to serve as a design partner within the architectural and design community, Milliken will showcase new floor covering collections at HD Expo booth 2911.  Ideal for a variety of hospitality settings, Nobedan, Inspired Textures and Apsley House all offer designers the flexibility to create custom flooring solutions with materials that feature unique aesthetics.
 
Nobedan – A collective and coordinating grouping of 25 flooring patterns, Nobedan enables versatility and creativity.  Featuring nature-inspired undertones, these patterns were influenced by gentle and meaningful gestures in a Japanese stroll garden.  For use in hotel public spaces, corridors and casinos, Nobedan can be custom-designed to meet any property’s specifications.
o Rock gardens, stepping stones and walking paths all served as inspiration for this collection.
o Designers can build a complex, custom pattern – layer by layer – for design flexibility within this innovative collection.
 
 
Inspired Textures – This new collection features multi-level texture bases – mesh, arc, ice, wave and grid – which were all inspired from purposeful forms.  The Inspired Textures collection reflects growing demand for design flexibility through added textures and is ideal for use in hotels, casinos and all other hospitality public spaces.
o With this new product, designers can select the density, scale and amount of texture and apply it to each carpet design.
o When combined, the layers are not separate but become integrally linked to create unexpected and intriguing new carpet patterns. The combination does not overwhelm - but allows designers to add just the right amount of sophistication and dimensionality to any carpet pattern.
 
Apsley House – Influenced by interior architecture of Robert Adams, patterns in Apsley House blend overscale damask details with silhouettes to achieve flowing lines and icons. For use in hotels and senior living spaces, Apsley House allows designers to explore unity of neoclassic architecture when viewed through lens of modern living. This collection encompasses the airy and the elegant, the mighty and the delicate.
o Designers can build a complex, custom pattern - layer by layer - for design flexibility with this innovative collection.
o Can be custom-designed to meet any property’s specifications.
Milliken unveils vision for the future
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
​Worldwide floor covering leader sets out to inspire design community, serve as true creative and collaborative partner
SPARTANBURG, SC – Innovation has been the heart of Milliken’s success since 1865.  Today, the worldwide company unveiled the metamorphosis of its corporate identity – to position itself for the future while embracing strengths from its successful history.
 
Based upon the signature of the company’s 70-year leader and former chairman, the late Mr. Roger Milliken, the new logo is simple, playful, bold, and signals a continuing commitment to excellence, leadership, ethics and creativity.  It also reinforces the message of a common vision that runs through all of the company’s divisions, which includes its global floor-covering group.
 
According to Barbara Haaksma, vice president of marketing and design for Milliken’s floor covering division, the new corporate identity supports the division’s overall goal to serve as a true design partner within the architectural and design community.
 
“We consider what our clients need and what they want, which goes far beyond creating exceptional products,” said Haaksma.  “This consumer-centric philosophy allows us to provide inspiration for project ideas, insights on market trends and access to patented technologies – all the tools that help designers and architects be more successful.”
 
Over the past 18 months the floor covering division has created a variety of activities that support the company’s vision.  Milliken recently:

• Completed state-of-the-art design center
Designed by global architect firm M Moser Associates, the new design center in Spartanburg, South Carolina, provides access to the company’s innovation and research center to further collaboration, inspiration and idea-generation for the design team and our customers.  Catering to a variety of audiences, such as designers, end-users and associates, the facility includes spaces ideal for product development, brainstorming and cross-functional collaboration.
 
• Launched www.InspiredInspiring.com
This micro site allows Milliken to engage in a dialogue with members of the architectural and design community by using inspiration as a common theme. Open to the public, the site shares images that inspire them – art, fashion, nature or anything that represents where designers get inspiration.
 
• Introduced collections for the hospitality and contract markets
Southern Analog and Nobedan are the first collections to be produced by the new design studio.  The company plans to introduce an unprecedented number of new products throughout the remainder of the year, as well as at industry events, such as London’s Clerkenwell Design Week, HD Expo and NeoCon.
 
“Supported by unrivaled research capabilities, Milliken’s community of innovators incorporate a unique combination of science, design and forward-thinking insights to succeed in today’s marketplace,” said David Moody, president, floor covering division.  “Our expertise across a breadth of disciplines allow us to consider – and tackle – challenges with fresh approaches, which will enable us to serve as an industry leader for another 150 years.”
Milliken's Sound and Fury collection named 2011 Bloom Awards flooring category winner
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Program honors product innovation in sustainable interior design

SPARTANBURG, SC – Milliken's Sound and Fury collection – which interprets the power of sound, expressed through paint – was recently named flooring category winner of the 2011 Bloom Awards. 

Interiors & Sources partners with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) to present the annual Bloom Awards, which recognizes commercial products that combine sustainability and innovation in the interior design of commercial spaces.

The 2011 entries were judged on a number of environmentally focused criteria including resource efficiency, recycling and waste management, environmental innovation, materials selection and life cycle analysis (LCA), as well as aesthetics. Winners were selected in five categories: Flooring, Innovative Materials, Innovative Systems, Lighting and Textiles. 

Sound and Fury uses Aquafil Econyl 75 yarn, a high-performance fiber with 70 percent recycled content, offering strength and life cycle comparable to fiber crafted from 100 percent virgin polymer. The total recycled content of a Sound and Fury tile is 44 percent. 

Adjudicator Holley Henderson LEED ID+C, principal of H2 Ecodesign, commented on the technological advances in this year's green product submissions, most notably the inclusion of detailed life cycle assessments and comprehensive metrics. "The winners showed a truly integrated, holistic approach from the product level up to their manufacturing and company-wide commitments," said Henderson.