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 Employer’s by Forbes.

NeoCon is one of the premier events in the commercial interiors industry. From furniture to flooring to lighting, new products debut with flair and are closely scrutinized by the design community. Contract Magazine’s Best of NeoCon Award celebrates great design and is among the most prestigious product awards in the industry. Through the years, Shaw Contract has accumulated 14 Best of NeoCon Award winning collections.

Our products define excellence and our approach to design is inspiring. We are consistently ranked as the #1 flooring brand in design, service, quality, performance and value in the Floor Focus facility managers and designer surveys.

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. All EcoWorx products with EcoSolution Q nylon are Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver and optimized for impacts on human health and the environment. The introduction of EcoWorx provided the industry with the first alternative to conventional PVC backing for carpet tile. In 2003, the EPA recognized Shaw with the Presidential Green Chemistry Award, honoring innovative ways to reduce impact, using chemistry to improve the environment. This product is one of the most sustainable products within the industry.

Recent Awards

Community
IIDA/HD Product Design Competition - Best Carpet/Rugs - 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

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 – 2009

Homage
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 – 2008

Graphic 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

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 & EcoWorx Performance Broadloom – 2009
  • EPA/CARE Innovations in Recycling award for the Evergreen Nylon Recycling Facility – 2009
  • American Floorcovering Alliance Environmental Award – 2009