• How do we use less plastic?
    How do we use less plastic?
    April 22, 2019

    On this day and all days, we’re making an effort to consume less and produce less waste. One of the best ways we can do that is to use less plastic - a cause that we’re actively tackling through product development.

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  • Shapes Sweepstakes
    Shapes Sweepstakes
    April 15, 2019

    Different shapes present intriguing possibilities for creative expression, and we live in a time where possibility and freedom are at our fingertips. Inside Shapes is a new concept for flooring design, and the Inside Shapes Design Tool allows you to visualize a creative expression before specification.

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  • Introducing the Inside Shapes Design Tool
    Introducing the Inside Shapes Design Tool
    April 10, 2019

    Around this time last year, we were preparing to introduce our collaboration with Stockholm-based design studio Form Us With Love at NeoCon. This year, we’re thrilled to share the Inside Shapes Design Tool with you. It’s a digital toolkit that empowers designers to create a floorscape using the Inside Shapes collection.

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  • Design Awards Give Back
    Design Awards Give Back
    February 8, 2019

    In its 14 years, the Shaw Contract Design Awards Program has given nearly $150,000 to non-profit and charitable organizations around the world.

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  • Color and the Built Environment
    Color and the Built Environment
    November 28, 2018
    The impact of color in our inhabited spaces has a profound, subliminal effect on how we process and interact with the world, others and ourselves. As students of design, we understand that the colors we choose for a designed space are emblematic of a mood, a culture or an intended outcome. How does this shade of gray make our patients feel when they’re in a healing environment? Which shade of blue brings luxurious calm to a hospitality environment?
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  • Why just specify a floor when you can design one?
    Why just specify a floor when you can design one?
    November 5, 2018

    Anyone who follows us on social media or who had the chance to visit our booth at NeoCon this year will have been as excited as we are by the launch of Inside Shapes, the new creative toolkit designed to take carpet tile from being a surface covering to an interactive design tool.

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  • What Makes Design Good?
    What Makes Design Good?
    September 7, 2018

    This year’s Shaw Contract Design Award Final and People’s Choice winners have shown us how designers are reacting to evolving needs in the built environment. The very nature of an awards program begs the question, what actually defines good design?

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  • A look back at NeoCon 2018
    A look back at NeoCon 2018
    August 1, 2018

    ‘Sometimes, work is play,’ read the welcoming text at the entrance to this year’s booth at NeoCon, and indeed who could argue with such a sentiment when surrounded by the joyful interactions taking place all around? Change was the underlying theme for our brand, a powerful statement of innovation and creativity showcased by new products, new materials and new ways of thinking, all brought together in our new showroom.

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