RELEASE:  Vivendi Collection from Mannington Commercial Honored in Nightingale Awards


HOK Product Design and Mannington Commercial are pleased to announce that their latest collaboration, the Vivendi Collection, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Nightingale Awards. The only flooring product to be honored in the Nightingale Awards, Vivendi also won a Best of NeoCon Gold.
Created by healthcare designers for healthcare projects, Vivendi is heterogeneous resilient flooring that brings a rich layering of patterns and a luxurious visual impact inspired by textiles – along with the performance needed for high traffic, commercial healthcare settings. The result is a new direction in healthcare flooring, with a modern and sophisticated solid pattern that serves as a soft background visual, then layers on organic and geometric patterns.The collection is part of a coordinating family of products, developed simultaneously, that also includes privacy curtains from Pallas Textiles. The flooring and textile collections are meant to work independently or together, crossing manufacturer boundaries that are often difficult to coordinate for healthcare projects.
Founded in 2009, HOK Product Design engages designers who use design thinking to create innovative products for the built environment. HOK Product Design harnesses the entrepreneurial culture embedded within global architecture firm HOK and other product and design firms, to advance design ideas in the profession and provide creative responses to the needs of new and existing clients. The firm partners with manufacturers to develop new ideas that enhance their portfolios while strengthening their market presence within the sectors of healthcare, lighting, urban planning, furnisher and finishes, fire and life safety and sustainable design.
Mannington Commercial has distinguished itself as one of North America’s premier manufacturers of high quality floor covering designs for hard and soft surfaces. Its range of choices in both categories is unparalleled, and its sustainability platform is built upon innovative measures to improve closed loop recycling, reduce waste streams and reuse waste materials. Mannington stands upon a better business ethic, better products and a better world for the good of the people who create and use their commercial and residential products.