Mohawk Group’s Nutopia Honored With Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award for Carpet

Jul 19, 2019 11:50 AM ET
Press Release

CALHOUN, Ga., July 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Group announced today that its award-winning Nutopia carpet plank collection, a Living Product system inspired by the idea of “urban fabric,” has been honored in the annual Architizer A+ program with the Popular Choice award in the finishes: carpet category. The Architizer A+ Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful design in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life.

“We are honored and thrilled to see how the Nutopia story continues to resonate with the commercial design community, sharing a completely different take on biophilia and nature-inspired motifs,” said Jackie Dettmar, Mohawk Group’s vice president of design and product development. “Biophilic design is truly part of every pattern in our life and is more than just the traditional notion of nature in forests and the countryside. Nutopia involved a new way of thinking about nature, taking inspiration from patterns in urban environments and city centers, and we are very satisfied with its reception in the marketplace.”

The process of natural weathering and the interaction between nature and manmade infrastructure provided the inspiration behind the 12" x 36" plank collection of four styles. Nutopia also met the stringent requirements for the International Living Future Institute’s Living Product Challenge. As part of that certification, Mohawk Group engaged in a unique “handprinting” partnership with Hampton University to offset the water used in Nutopia’s manufacturing, installing 152 low-flow showerheads to save approximately 4 million gallons annually.

Architizer A+ Popular Choice winners were selected by the online voting public after a 10-day campaign garnering over 400,000 votes across multiple categories and entries from more than 100 countries worldwide.

Since its debut last year at NeoCon, Nutopia has been recognized as an Architectural Record Product of the Year for surfacing, as well as with honoree accolades in Interiors + Sources Readers’ Choice and Interior Design’s HiP Products at NeoCon, NYCxDESIGN and Best of Year awards programs.

Click here to learn more about Mohawk Group’s Nutopia carpet plank collection.

About Mohawk Group
As the world’s leading producer and distributor of quality commercial flooring, Mohawk Group believes that better floor coverings emerge from better design, innovation, sustainability, project solutions and operational excellence. Mohawk Group addresses the unique challenges and opportunities in contract interiors with a comprehensive carpet and hard surface portfolio of all types and price points. As the commercial division of Mohawk Industries, the company has a heritage of craftsmanship that spans more than 130 years. To learn more about our full line of flooring products, please visit MohawkGroup.com.
 

About Architizer 
Architizer’s core mission is to empower architects via a marketplace connecting architects and building product manufacturers and via inspiring content, awards program, and global reach spotlighting the world’s best architecture. Architizer connects architects with the tools they need to build better buildings, better cities, and a better world. Learn more at Architizer.com.