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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Don’t know what to do
with your leftover carpet samples? Here are a few creative ways to recycle
them, while also having a little fun!
Do you have any other
ideas to try?
If you have questions, visit our website or contact your Milliken sales
representative. You can also call us at 1.800.824.2246 and we’ll make sure your
samples don’t end up in a landfill!
HD Expo is officially underway, and we are thrilled! There are lots of great conversations happening and we are receiving rave reviews on our new floor covering collection, Moment.
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 – now on display at booth #2813. The collection is a journey through place and time where life is captured forever in our memory – awaiting our recall.
Continue to follow us on our Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for event updates and to learn more about the new collection.
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Shipping containers can be used in a variety of ways – beyond their original purpose. Interestingly, they are being converted into a popular structural element for architects and green designers. The containers offer a modern, low-cost and sustainable building approach – and can be upcycled into anything from cafés to homes.
Visit this article by Design Milk to see a list of twelve residential spaces made from shipping containers. Here are a few of our favorites. Enjoy!
Two shipping containers flank a taller common space in this residence designed by Studio H:T.
Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture designed this orange container home for clients in San Jose, Costa Rica.
The Adam Kalkin Container House in Califon, New Jersey is three shipping containers wide by two shipping containers tall.Share this post:
Have you visited our Roger Milliken Campus in Spartanburg, S.C.?
This week we are honored to be hosting the Atlanta Chapter of IFMA’s board retreat and hope they are enjoying their time here.
Our headquarters truly reflects the heart of Milliken and our:
• Values-bases purposes
• Unique approach to innovation
• Passion that is distinctively Milliken
Sometimes people are confused by the term “campus” when we talk about the Spartanburg location. However, it’s very appropriate as the site is home to nearly 1,000 Milliken associates and features an Innovation Gallery and customer center, research facilities, a Floor Covering Design Center, Milliken Guest Houses, and a nationally recognized corporate arboretum!
The Milliken hospitality division is excited to return to Hospitality Design’s HD Expo 2013 next week to introduce a brand new collection, inspired by a series of moments and memories.
Learn more about our new floor covering collection at HD Expo May 15 through 17 (Booth #2813).
Last year, we were proud to receive three awards from IIDA’s Hospitality Design Product Competition during HD Expo, including:
• Best of Competition
• Best Booth
• Best Flooring- Carpeting and Carpet Systems (for Allumé)
Hope to see you there!
The Dalian International
Conference Center is the centerpiece of an emerging Chinese city – Dalian. Much
like the city’s transformation, the structure was designed to be a focal point
among the populous community.
The exterior is made of
massive steel plates, bent into its iconic shape, which yields architectural
complexities never seen before. The curvy, non-linear design creates a sense of
movement through an “open system of design” – while merging a rational
structure and organization with spaces of modernist architecture.
building reflects the promising modern future of Dalian and its tradition as an
important port, trade, industry and tourism city. Here are a few pictures of
the masterpiece, courtesy of Dezeen magazine and Duccio Malagamba. Enjoy!
To learn more about the Dalian International Conference Center, check out this article by Dezeen magazine.
If you’ve been following our blog, you know that Pinterest is continuing to grow its presence in the architecture and design community.
The social media channel provides endless inspiration and a window into potential trends. It also creates opportunities to connect and partner with other design professionals.
Be sure to visit our page often because we are always evolving our boards. In the meantime, enjoy some of our favorite pins from the past month!
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