LAS VEGAS—Durkan, the hospitality brand of Mohawk Group, debuted new hospitality carpet and hard surface flooring solutions at HD Expo 2018. Durkan’s newest products include broadloom, carpet tile, rugs and rigid enhanced resilient tile for hospitality environments including lobbies, corridors, meeting spaces, guestrooms and bathrooms.
“HD Expo is a special opportunity for us to show how we leverage expertise and leadership in product, service, manufacturing and sustainability to bring a personalized world-class, single-source approach that provides customers with tailored flooring solutions for hospitality,” said Mark Page, Senior Director of Creative Design and Development for Durkan and Mohawk Group. “In addition to highlighting how we utilize everyday, everywhere art as an inspiration for striking flooring designs, our theme also reflects how Durkan creates stunning flooring solutions for everyday applications, everywhere within hospitality interiors.”
One of Durkan’s featured collections was born of an extensive product design collaboration with the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, N.M. Crafted Convergence draws inspiration from broad and varied sources, from Native American pottery and baskets to everyday Japanese and African garments. The multi-faceted soft surface portfolio includes a commercial modular plank and tufted hospitality broadloom, and Definity—the advanced generation precision sculpturing technology capable of producing the highest definition of texture, pattern and color ever achieved in hospitality carpet.
Inspiration from Museum Archives
“Crafted Convergence reflects a fusion of cultures,” said Elizabeth Bonner, Creative Design Director for Durkan. “We looked at everything from overall motifs that had a contemporary feel within their traditional setting, down to the hand-stitching of garments and the weaving of basketry. This partnership was unique in that we were able to pull inspiration directly from the museums’ archives. Upon sharing source materials with our design team, we responded in a manner best suited for our intended finished product, while also respecting the stories being preserved by the museums.”
Durkan also showcased the waterproof Molveno rigid core enhanced resilient tile (ERT) collection, available in wood and stone visuals specifically engineered to meet the demands of hospitality spaces. Durkan’s latest collaboration with Virginia Langley, Biophilique, is a nature-inspired broadloom brought to life with Synthesis—a patented technology that provides a three-dimensional layering effect using a custom base and Precision Dye Injected (PDI) surface that enables unprecedented image quality.
Durkan’s booth also invited attendees to see how the flooring company is inspiring imagination everyday and everywhere with the Visual Interactive Studio (VIS), which provides 3-D room scenes and high resolution renderings of a designer’s unique flooring creations. VIS gives hospitality designers the power to explore every facet of a project’s floor plan and perfect every aspect of the flooring installation in a fully immersive virtual experience before making a specification.