Celebrating its parent company's 200th anniversary, DuPont Antron recently hosted its 2001 Design Awards presentation at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. The annual competition recognizes architects and interior designers in the United States and Canada who creatively use carpet in commercial interior design.
Atlanta-based ASD Inc. won the overall grand prize of $5,000, as well as an additional award in the Large Office category, for its interior design on behalf of Internet service provider Earthlink. Over the course of three months, the design firm used bold primary colors and geometric carpet patterns to transform Earthlink's 65,000-square-foot space in Roseville, Calif. into an interactive environment. The design team chose colors from Atlas Carpet Mills' Jaspe, Lacis and Positano.
Taylor & Associates Architects nabbed $1,000 as winner in the Healthcare category for its work on Hoag Breast Care and Imaging Center. The center collaborated with the architectural firm to create a more comfortable and sophisticated atmosphere in a windowless basement. The nine-month project used Lees Carpets' earth-toned Sisal Tile.
DuPont Antron also awarded merit recognition in the Healthcare, Hospitality, Large Office, Public Spaces, Retail, and Small Office categories. NBBJ won merit recognition in the Healthcare category for its use of carpet by Lees Carpets, Bentley Prince Street and C&A Floorcoverings in the renovation of Blank Children's Hospital.
Anderson Miller took home a Hospitality Merit Award for the redevelopment of a series of St. Louis warehouses into a contemporary hotel. Lees Carpet manufactured the custom carpet in this design.
Public Spaces Merit winner Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein Architects worked with Masland to create a custom carpet for the renovation and expansion of Atlanta's Cathedral of Christ the King. Gensler received more recognition for its work with Allsteel in the Retail category for its design of the company's Los Angeles showroom.
Hillier won a Retail Merit Award for its design of Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton offices in New York. The design firm used carpet from Lees Carpets, Monterey Carpets and Karastan Contract.
In addition to design awards, DuPont Antron also presented its Fourth Annual Product Innovation Awards. Atlas Carpet Mills triumphed in the broadloom category the gold award for its carpet Kago. In addition, the mill also garnered a silver award in the same category for Sgrafitto.
Late Night TB by Prince Street took home the gold award in the modular category, while Visual Jazz by Mannington Commercial won the silver award. C&A Floorcoverings won merit recognition for its modular carpet Twisted Suede.
And for the first time ever, DuPont presented a Product Innovation Grand Prize Award, which went to Atlas Carpet Mills.