Lees Carpets' rbn broadloom carpet collection won a silver in the broadloom category at this year's Best of NeoCon awards.

rbn carpet is a collection of three multi-level loop textures available in a palette of 10 neutral colors intended to create a kinetic color experience. The designs display a modern metallic look as a result of Lees' exclusive Elumicolor carpet yarn. The dense construction of the rbn carpet collection is ideal for high visibility and signature areas of a facility, according to Lees Carpets.

In creating rbn™ carpet, Lees employed Simplex™ tufting, a new tufting technology that enables Lees to create unlimited pile heights and the creation of shadowing. The yarn can be manipulated and patterns can be deconstructed.

The collection's initial designs were developed by students of North Carolina State University's (NCSU) College of Design. Student designers include: Mia Loira Blume and Kerry Lane Robinson - Graphic Design; Shawn Sowers and Rachel Pontenziani - Industrial Design; and Harriet Hoover and Peg Gignoux - Textile Technology/ Art & Design.