Milliken recently hosted
a competition at The American University in Dubai, asking students to design a
carpet tile for commercial interiors that complements architecture or landscape
in the region while remaining relevant to a global audience. The design also had
to be compatible with Milliken’s proprietary digital printing technology.
The competition was
open to first through fourth year students, and everyone who participated certainly
stepped up to the challenge! Here’s a photo of a few submissions on display.
Judging was a truly
global process and included participation by Milliken’s U.K. and U.S. design
teams. The panel also consisted of professors from the University and a
prominent member of the local interior design community.
The winning entry - ‘Green
Curves’ by Lydia Malak Awad – took an abstract perspective of Dubai’s modern
architecture. It highlights the Sheikh Zayed Road weaving through tall
The judges chose this
design for its sophisticated coloration and multi-faceted perspective of
geometric shapes and underlying suggestion of meandering through the busy city.
Thank you to everyone who participated, and
congratulations to the winner!
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