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Design Leadership

Our clients expect forward-thinking design and innovative product solutions. Year after year, Shaw Contract receives numerous accolades celebrating excellence in product design and sustainable leadership practices. We’re fortunate to have some of the brightest talent to back our brand - and are proud to be listed among America’s Best Employers by Forbes. Also, in Canada, we are certified as a Great Place to Work by GPTW® Canada.

Recent Awards

2022

Our West Elm + Shaw Contract collection won Best of NeoCon Gold for Area Rugs and a HiP award for Hospitality Flooring.

Innate, our bio-based resilient collection, won Best of NeoCon Silver for Healthcare Flooring and the Best of NeoCon Sustainability award for Healthcare Flooring. Innate also took home a Metropolis Likes award.

Unite II, our stunning new LVT collection, earned the HiP award for Workplace Hard Flooring.


2021

The Collective Collection won Best of NeoCon Gold for Modular Carpet and a Metropolis Likes award.

Bottle Floor won Best of NeoCon Sustainability and Best of NeoCon Innovation awards. It also won a HiP award for Education/Government/Institutional Flooring.

Our immensely talented Creative Director, Joselyn Northrop, won the HiP Marketer award.


2020

Our new Rugs Collection was awarded this prestigious distinction.

Tailored, our newest woven LVT, was selected as this year's Workplace: Hard Flooring winner.

Reesie Duncan, our VP of Global Design, was recognized as the winner of the Creative Director category.

Additional Design Awards

  • reFrame Interior Design Magazine’s 2019 Best of Year - Honoree - Hard Flooring - 2019
  • Living Systems Healthcare Design's Nightingale Award - Silver, Carpet - 2019

  • Community IIDA/HD Product Design Competition - Best Carpet/Rugs - 2019, Interior Design Magazine’s 2019 Best of Year - Winner - Broadloom Carpet - 2019

  • Suited Contract's Best of NeoCon Award - Silver, Modular Flooring - 2019

  • Haven Metropolis Likes - 2018, Contract's Best of NeoCon Award - Gold, Modular Flooring - 2018, Healthcare Design's Nightingale Award - Gold, Modular Flooring - 2018

  • Inside Shapes Interior Design Magazine HiP Award - Best Workplace Flooring - 2018, Interior Design Magazine's Best of the Year Award - Carpet - 2018, Dezeen's Product Award Longlist - 2018, Mixology Award - Product of the Year, Flooring - 2019

  • Natural Choreography IIDA/HD Product Design Competition - Best Resilient Flooring - 2018, Contract's Best of NeoCon Award - Silver, Hard Surface Flooring - 2018, Healthcare Design's Nightingale Award - Silver, Hard Surface Flooring - 2018, IIDA GlobalShop Product Design Competition - Best Flooring - 2019
  • Canvas GlobalShop's Best Flooring and Best of Competition - 2018
  • Off the Grid IIDA /HD Product Design Competition winner - Best in Flooring - Carpet - 2017
  • Modern Edit Best of Neocon Silver award for Modern Edit broadloom - 2016, Neocon Editor's Choice Award for Modern Edit LVT- 2016


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Sustainable Design

Shaw Contract is dedicated to providing our clients with the healthiest building chemistry in the world. We also adhere to the Cradle to Cradle™ Product Standard, which is based upon continuous improvement. 

Recognized Environmental Leadership


CalRecycle Waste Reduction Awards Program - 2005-2011


GSA Evergreen Award in the Furnishings and Floor Covering category - 2010


CARE Recycler of the Year – 2009


Floor Covering Weekly GreenStep Pinnacle Award, Process Award, 
and Environmental Leadership Award - 2009


Architect Magazine R&D Award winner for EcoWorx® Broadloom 
and EcoWorx® Performance Broadloom - 2009


EPA/CARE Innovations in Recycling award for the Evergreen Nylon Recycling Facility – 2009


American Floorcovering Alliance Environmental Award – 2009

Additional Awards

Compose Design Tool

Best of NeoCon Gold for Shaw Contract - 2016

The Studio/Painting

Architzer Award - 2016

Noble Materials

The Sleep Event BCFA Product of the Year Award - 2016

GlobalShop Best of Flooring - Noble Materials Shaw Hospitality - 2016

BDNY Best of Flooring - Carpet - 2015

IIDEX SIlver - 2015

The Park

IIDEX- Bronze- 2015

Metropolis Likes Award - 2015

Nightingale Silver Award- 2015

Cut + Compose

School Planning + Management Product of Year Gold - 2015

Collective Time

Interior Design HiP Award - 2015

Best of NeoCon Gold Award for Healthcare Flooring - 2014

Design Journey: Novice & Master

Best of NeoCon Silver Award for Modular Flooring - 2014

IIDA /HD Product Design Competition winner - Best Carpet Flooring - 2014

Hexagon

Best of NeoCon Silver Award for Modular Flooring - 2013

Interior Design Best of Year Award for Modular Flooring - 2013

Be Bold

IIDA /HD Product Design Competition Winner - Best of Show- 2013

LokDots

Tomorrow’s Flooring Product Award - 2013

Best of NeoCon Silver Award for Workplace Technologies - 2012

DyeLab

Best of NeoCon Gold Award for Modular Carpet - 2012

BOM Magazine Top Product Award - 2012

Bright Work

ADEX Platinum Award for Broadloom Carpet – 2012

ADEX Gold Award for Broadloom Carpet – 2012

On the Edge

Tomorrow’s Flooring Magazine Product Award - 2012

Best of NeoCon Gold Award for Modular Carpet - 2011

Best of NeoCon Innovation Award - 2011

Shadows

ADEX Gold Award for Broadloom Flooring – 2011

Global Reason

IIDA /HD Product Design Competition Winner - Best Flooring - 2011

18x36

Best of NeoCon Silver Award for Modular Carpet – 2010

Interior Design Best of Year for Modular Carpet – 2010

Mixology North Product of the Year for Surfaces – 2010

No Rules

ADEX Gold Award for Carpet Tile – 2011

ADEX Platinum Award for Carpet Tile – 2010

Facility Care Top Product Awards – 2010

Couture, Inspired by Wool

Best of NeoCon Gold Award for Modular Carpet – 2009

Best of NeoCon Gold Award for Broadloom Carpet – 2009

IIDEX/NeoCon Canada Bronze for Carpet Tile – 2009

Interior Design Best of Year for Broadloom Carpet – 2009Homage

IIDEX/NeoCon Canada Bronze for Broadloom Carpet – 2009

A Texture Study

ADEX Gold Award for Broadloom Carpet – 2009

Factory

IIDA /HD Product Design Competition Winner - Best Carpet Flooring - 2009

Essay of Clues

IIDEX/NeoCon Canada Sliver for Modular Carpet – 2008

Urban Reflections

ADEX Silver Award for Carpet Tile – 2008

Frame

ADEX Silver Award for Broadloom Carpet – 2008Graphic Nature

Best of NeoCon Silver Award for Healthcare Flooring – 2008

Floor Architecture

IIDA /HD Product Design Competition Winner - Best Carpet Flooring - 2008

Silk

Antron Carpet Fiber Product Innovation Award – 2008

ADEX Silver Award – 2007

Best of NeoCon Gold Award for Broadloom Carpet – 2006

After Images

IIDA /HD Product Design Competition Winner - Best Carpet Flooring - 2007

Dressed to Kill

Best of NeoCon Gold Award for Modular Carpet – 2007

IIDEX / NeoCon Canada Silver for Carpet Tile – 2007

IIDEX / NeoCon Canada Silver for Broadloom Carpet – 2007

Interior Design Best of the Year for Modular Carpet – 2007

Best of NeoCon Gold Award – 2002

Angela Adams

ADEX Platinum Award for Carpet Tile – 2007

IIDEX Bronze Award – 2006