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Shimoda Design Group and Mannington Commercial Create Traction Avenue Collection
Mannington Commercial announced today the launch of the Traction Avenue Collection. Created in partnership with Joey Shimoda, FAIA, FIIDA, and the Shimoda Design Group, the collection is 12”x48” carpet plank in a remarkable color palette, especially well-suited for corporate, retail, higher education, and hospitality spaces.

The design team drew inspiration for the collection from streetscapes of industry and art, grit and glory—the beauty of the Arts District on the eastern side of downtown Los Angeles, where Shimoda Design Group’s offices are located. Mannington’s design team, under the leadership of Design Director Roby Isaac, interpreted Shimoda’s concepts into sophisticated modern textiles that use intersections of texture and pattern play, to bring elegance and visual interest without any compromise of performance.

The color palette is a highly inventive system of 18 colors that enable designers, in the same space, to move seamlessly from neutral gradations to colors paired with neutrals, to full chroma saturated colors. “We wanted to work with Joey and his team, not only because of their obvious talent but because of their ability to push us to look at space in creative new ways,” said Natalie Jones, Vice President of Brand Development and Creative Product. “The end result is a collection of modern graphics that are versatile enough to be used in bold combinations or in quiet understatement, depending on what is appropriate for the project space."

Antron Lumena premium nylon 6,6 and Mannington Commercial construction unite to create a high performance, high durability, low maintenance carpet, engineered to retain the color and texture that set the collection apart. Infinity RE modular backing provides the optimum in dimensional stability and resistance to delamination. Infinity RE modular tile contains up to 30% recycled content with up to 18% post-consumer closed-loop material. NSF-332 certified
Anthology Collection LVT from Mannington Commercial Offers Unlimited Colors and Formats
Mannington Commercial has launched a game-changing innovation in LVT, that enables designers to personalize flooring for any project. With hundreds of upscale pattern and color combinations, designers can choose their pattern, color, and format to find the perfect LVT for retail, corporate, hospitality, healthcare, and education projects.

Building upon the design legacy of the Amtico Collection, Anthology is a “build your own” product story, with 5 patterns and 16 running line colors, as well as the ability to select from an expanded palette of 30 colors to create your own color combination. The innovation is made possible because Mannington is the only LVT manufacturer to utilize a unique, proprietary innovation that allows designers to select one of the patterns and apply it to nearly any color. Custom cutting is also available, using Amtico’s proven abilities in cutting to any shape, size, and scale.

“As abstract visuals and influence of textiles floods the LVT market, Mannington has created a new approach to personalizing your aesthetic with LVT,” said Roby Isaac, Mannington’s Director of Commercial Design. “Anthology is geared for designer, beginning with patterns inspired by weathered architecture, wood-grain-meets-ikat, simple classic linearity, and other patterns—in a mash-up of different styles.”

The company’s Amtico Collection offers the industry’s only 40 mil wearlayer for unrivaled performance and durability. Additionally, Mannington’s patented Quantum Guard®HP is the industry’s toughest wear layer—an aluminum oxide topcoat cured by an ultraviolet process, enhancing low-maintenance durability, cleanability, and slip-retardance. The collection comes with 4% rapidly renewable materials and preconsumer recycled content. Mannington's LOOP initiative allows their LVT to be closed-loop recycled at the end of its useful life. Floor Score certified and manufactured in ISO-14001 certified facilities. Unlike most LVT, is made in the USA, reducing the product’s carbon footprint.
IIDA/HD Product Design Competition Awards CONNECTED LVT from Mannington Commercial
The 19th Annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition has honored Mannington Commercial’s Connected Collection LVT with a 2015 Award of Excellence. The contest is sponsored by the International Interior Design Association and Hospitality Design magazine.

Products are judged for design innovation, technical advancements, cost and value, environmental responsibility, aesthetics, need, and usage within hospitality applications. Performance, comfort, safety, suitability for intended use, durability, accessibility, and client/user benefits are also evaluated by the judges.

The Connected Collection, designed in collaboration with global design firm Corgan, brings together a system of formats, gradation, texture, and color—all in a single collection of LVT that is designed to coordinate with the highly successful Connected Collection of modular carpet. Bringing sophisticated and unique visuals to LVT, along with an interplay of colors and integrated accents that let designers create a personalized design for each project.

“We are thrilled to see our collaboration with Mannington be recognized by IIDA,” said Lindsay Wilson, Principal at Corgan, who led design of the product. “Our vision was to create a graphically interesting and texturally dimensional product that leverages the usability of LVT. Equally important was creating a palette of colors that puts creative control in the designer’s hands.”

“LVT is such a fun category because of its versatility as a platform. The sky is the limit in terms of design capabilities,” said Al Boulogne, Mannington’s Senior Director of Commercial LVT. “The design inspiration for the collection came from a series of ‘What if’ questions from Corgan—what if we created a modular system of LVT, with various sizes and shapes? What if the patterns build off one another, so they could be used together creatively in a space? What if we found a meaningful way to incorporate bold colors into the line? These questions brought wonderful opportunities to rethink LVT, and execute it in a way that only Mannington could.”
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