Earlier this month, Bentley was named an Interior Design Best of Year 2016 winner in front of an audience of more than 900 designers, architects and manufacturers gathered at the publication’s annual award ceremony. Bentley won in the “Flooring: Carpet/Broadloom” category for its carpet Anarchy.
Anarchy stands out from the competition with its sophisticated tone-on-tone stria effect reminiscent of hand-dyed wool. Its heavy weight cut pile construction, accented with a luxurious hand, challenges the traditional notions of lavish cut pile carpet. Anarchy represents an innovative approach to the standard, offering immense color flexibility and a subtle ‘come and go’ pattern that can be styled to suit any space.
In its 11th year, the Best of Year Awards received more than 2,000 entries from 38 countries in 130 product and project categories. Bentley was also recognized as an Interior Design Best of Year Honoree for its (los)t angeles carpet in the “Flooring: Carpet/Modular” category.
First unveiled at NeoCon 2016, (los)t angeles is inspired by the hidden and forgotten places from Bentley’s hometown city, telling a story of reinvention with rich, textural patterns and colorways that span from urban-inspired neutrals to vibrant, saturated hues.
(los)t angeles also inspired the company’s exhibit theme at NeoCon East in Philadelphia last month—and for the fourth year in a row—Bentley won the IIDA/Contract NeoCon East Small Booth Design Competition. Like its namesake collection, Bentley’s space told a story of reinvention. It used repurposed and environment-friendly material to display an evolving landscape and the juxtaposition of old to new.
“It’s an absolute honor to be recognized by the architecture and design community, Interior Design, IIDA and Contract for our outstanding products and show designs,” said Sherry Dreger, Bentley’s vice president of marketing. “For about four years now, we’ve been on a rebranding journey to return to our L.A. roots and provide fashion for the floor. These honors solidify that our design, performance and innovative qualities are appealing to today’s designers and architects and we’re excited to continue on this path of telling stories through our designs.”
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