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Redefining the role of flooring in the built environment at Neocon 2017

Jun 12, 2017 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Performance, Sustainability

Innovative soft and resilient flooring solutions set new design and functionality expectations in NeoCon showroom 11-1149

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Lapidus Installation Concepts Look Book Explores Design Possibilities

Jan 26, 2017 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Inspiration

One collection. Exponential possibilities.

The patterns unearthed in nature are endless, and so should the potential for the interior floor plane. Our award-winning Lapidus modular carpet collection makes a seemingly complex floor design simple to bring to life with a curated kit of design elements.

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Veterans Memorial Convention Center: A Case Study

Nov 29, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design

When a venue is a source and representation of community pride, only the highest quality of skilled craftsmanship and teamwork should be applied when renovating the space.

This story highlights how world-renowned architecture and design firm, tvsdesign, joined forces with Milliken to renovate the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa. Built in 1954, the facility—part of the Iowa Events Center—has been home to the Who’s Who of entertainment and is a landmark within the community.

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Ethics in Interior Design & Architecture: A Discussion-Driven CEU

Nov 17, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Sustainability, Inspiration

“We have a responsibility that is proportional to our power. Being sensitive to the human considerations is crucial in making ethical decisions. It’s not what you can do, it’s about what you should do.” - Damon Horowitz

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Four Learning Spaces Connected By Color

Nov 8, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Inspiration

School interiors have the ability to inspire and enable student learning. Studies have proven that the physical environment affects a student’s capacity to learn. Similarly, we know that color alone in an interior setting can influence our mood and even productivity. There is no doubt that colors inspire students’ imaginations and creativity levels, from elementary children to young adults in college.  

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King County Library System: An Intellectual Interior Adventure

Oct 25, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design

“King County Library System is a stark contrast from the often formulaic solutions of the library field. As we work to create inspiring learning environments for our community, we look to partner with like-minded companies to bring our vision to life. The expansiveness of Milliken technology draws us to collaborate and, in turn, push the limits of our learning spaces.” – David Scott-Risner, architecture and interior design coordinator at King County Library System

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Can a Facilities Redesign Improve School Pride?

Aug 17, 2016 / by Mike Brown posted in Design, Inspiration

School facilities play a major role in student learning and achievement, by creating a stimulating and inspiring environment. But some schools go years between facilities redesigns, so the classrooms and communal areas start to look worn-out.

As the appearance of your school facilities deteriorates, so do your students’ feelings of pride about the place they study. So today I’m looking at how a straightforward refresh of your facilities can dramatically improve school pride.

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Print Possibilities: Millitron® Digital Dye Infusion Technology

Aug 11, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Performance, Inspiration

Print technology changes the possibilities and processes of design. It’s evident in where the technology is used. Take a glimpse into its evolution and the creative freedom it allows in interior design, and specifically, floor covering. 

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Can Your Office Design Beat Allergies in the Workplace?

Aug 10, 2016 / by Michael Eckert posted in Design, Health & Wellness

Allergens make a significant contribution to air quality problems, and can have a significant impact on employee health and wellness in the workplace.

When allergy season comes around, you can have an office full of people sniffing and suffering – unless you take measures to reduce allergen levels in your office and improve indoor air quality through specific design choices.

But it’s not just a problem in spring, when pollen levels are high. Every day, common allergens make their way into your workplace: pet hair, perfume or other cosmetics, cleaning products, dust, and of course pollen.

Here are four things you can do when redesigning your workplace to help improve indoor air quality andcombat allergies.

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How to Design a Classroom that Encourages Active Learning

Aug 4, 2016 / by Mike Brown posted in Design, Health & Wellness

A big problem is that traditional learning experiences are not aligned with how the brain works” – Andrew Kim, Education Researcher, Steelcase.

Active learning gets students involved in their classes – taking part in activities such as group projects or class discussions, rather than passively listening to a teacher speak. It has been shown to improve student outcomes: one study used test results to show that students who used active learning methods learned twice as much as those learning in a traditional, lecture-based class.

So today I’m looking at how your classroom design and set-up can encourage active learning, to improve student engagement and outcomes.

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