Editor’s Note: The following is another in a series of profiles highlighting the winners of this year’s NFT Styling Excellence Awards. Entries were judged earlier this year by showgoers at Surfaces and by readers online.
Johnsonite earned two NFT Styling Excellence Awards for its Ecolibrium wall base and Folio rubber tile flooring collection. Both products are designed with nature in mind, according to Joe Visintin, product manager.
“What we were looking to accomplish with Folio was to come up with innovative designs that were modular in nature yet had an organic feel to them,” he said. Johnsonite created six patterns for the Folio line, based on images of leafs, branches and bamboo. The products are offered in three finishes (Rice Paper, Hammered and Smooth), and can be mixed and matched. Folio is available in a wide range of colors.
The company’s Ecolibrium wall base is made using rapidly renewable materials including walnut shells and pine rosin, along with pre-consumer waste in the form of oyster shells. Visintin said the product is designed to be both eco-friendly as well as aesthetically pleasing.
“We are happy that our products are receiving recognition through the Styling Excellence Awards,” he added. “We’re extremely honored that people are looking at what we do in this light.”