The International Surfaces Event, held January 22-25 in Las Vegas, introduced new products, technology, and innovations to retailers. Here’s what we saw from the expo floor.
Posted: February 7, 2019
Regional flooring buying markets are underway and retailers and buyers across the country are checking in locally with manufacturers and distributors to see their newest products, equipment, technology and techniques. The Southeast Flooring Market, held in Atlanta, Jan. 8 and 9 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, saw upwards of 1,000 attendees from within a 300 mile radius. Busy, yet manageable booths and an optimistic outlook for 2019 among both exhibitors and attendees made for a positive and energetic market. “Everyone is so optimistic,” said show organizer Lori Kisner. “It helps that we do our shows the first of the year because everyone is so gung-ho.”
Here’s a look at SEFM from the show floor.
Posted: January 11, 2019
We reached out to manufacturers about what they were bringing to The International Surface Event 2019. See what’s new and exciting on the horizon.
Posted: January 11, 2019
Sweet Laurel is a whole foods baking company, with confections made of just the best organic, whole ingredients going into delicious grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free baked goods. The bakery focuses on indulgent, healthful food with a body positive perspective. When designing their new space in Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, they knew they wanted something both beautiful and durable, and decided to work with DuChateau to outfit the quaint bakery with the St. Moritz flooring from its Chateau Collection.
Posted: November 28, 2018
New York—Now in its ninth year, BDNY (Boutique Design Trade Fair) is the leading trade show for hospitality design professionals, serving the eastern United States, Canada and Europe. The two-day show brought together more than 8,000 interior designers, architects, purchasing agents and owners/developers together with more than 750 manufacturers and marketers of exceptional design elements for hospitality interiors. (Photos courtesy of Dave Madonia.)
Posted: November 14, 2018
New York, N.Y. -- Spanish ceramics manufacturer Porcelanosa recently hosted a sneak peek of the expansion of its flagship store at 204 Fifth Avenue in New York. Guests were given a glimpse of the building's future design while learning about the landmark building's history, including its time as a bank, nightclub, and Pentagram design office.
Porcelanosa spent $42.5 million to buy 204 Fifth Avenue from Artemis Partners earlier this year, according to The Real Deal, a publication that covers New York real estate. The 14,538-square-foot property stands four stories tall across from Madison Square Park in the Garment District and is a Beaux-Arts commercial building. Porcelanosa purchased 202 Fifth Avenue next door in 2012 for $40 million and currently uses the space for its flagship store. The company plans to combine the two buildings to increase the size of its flagship. The firm partnered architecture and design firm Cetraruddy for the redesign and anticipates commencing the project in 2019.
Porcelanosa, which was founded in 1973 by the Colonques and Soriano families in Vila-Real, Spain, began distribution in the United States in 1992.
For more information, visit www.porcelanosa.com.
Posted: October 15, 2018
Floor Trends recently had the opportunity to visit Mohawk Group’s flagship location in the Fashion District of New York City, which is a thoughtful expression not only to stylish and innovative floor coverings, but also to sustainable and wellness design. Located in a former textile factory in historic Chelsea, the 13,000-square-foot showroom was designed by Gensler and incorporates LEED and WELL Building Standard features.
For more information, visit mohawkgroup.com
Posted: October 9, 2018
Five projects from North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia, were chosen as the winners of the fifth edition of the international award created and sponsored by Fincibec Group. The Quinquennial Tile Award will end on Sept. 25 in Palazzo Re Enzo, in the centre of Bologna, with the award ceremony dedicated to the designers who have creatively and artfully used the ceramics solutions of the Fincibec Group companies in their projects.
Posted: September 13, 2018
New York—At A18, some of the most creative architects, designers and firms are gathering June 21 to 23 at the Javits Center to share how they’re making a difference in cities all over the world. We're exploring more than 800 leading brands and building product manufacturers at the architectural expo.
The annual Best of NeoCon awards, presented by Contract magazine, highlight innovative products within the commercial design sector. NeoCon50 had approximately 376 entries in its 41 product categories, including Broadloom and Modular Carpet, Carpet Fiber, and Hard-Surface and Healthcare Flooring. Of the 85 awarded products, 10 were floor coverings. Here are the winning products in the flooring industry.
Posted: June 20, 2018