ATLANTA—INVISTA, maker of Antron® carpet fiber, recently announced the availability of call for entries for all of the Antron Carpet Fiber Design Award programs including:
- The 25th Antron Carpet Fiber Design Award
- The 6th Antron Carpet Fiber Sustainable Flooring Performance Award
- The 11th Antron Carpet Fiber Product Innovation Award
- The first Antron Carpet Fiber Match™ Award
“Our series of Antron Carpet Fiber Design Award programs give us the opportunity to recognize creative leadership in design, sustainability, product development and now marketing,” says Tracy Cook, global brand manager for INVISTA commercial flooring. “To celebrate our 25th design award competition, we will be honoring the winners of each award at a signature industry event in the spring of 2012.”
Antron Carpet Fiber Design Award
Architects and interior designers in the United States and Canada are invited to submit entries showcasing creativity in commercial interior design through the innovative use of carpet. The award is open to all commercial interiors projects that feature installations of Antron carpet fiber in the United States and Canada completed after Sept. 1, 2009.
Entries will be accepted in the categories of Retail, Showroom, Education (K-12), Education (Higher Ed), Public Spaces/Institutional (such as airports, museums, convention centers, churches, libraries and government non-offices), Large Office (over 35,000 square feet), Small Office (less than 35,000 square feet), Healthcare and Hospitality (hotels, restaurants, spas, casinos and resorts).
Projects will be judged on the following criteria:
- Creativity and originality of the carpet application
- Overall design creativity and originality
- How well the design met the client’s business objectives and challenges
Call for entries are available at antron.net/designaward. The last day to submit entries is Friday, September 30, 2011.
Antron Carpet Fiber Sustainable Flooring Performance Award
The Antron Carpet Fiber Sustainable Flooring Performance Award recognizes the use of performance-driven carpet choices in commercial applications, which, in addition to other benefits, demonstrates the First Life™ message that longer product life can play a significant role in reducing the environmental impact associated with premature consumption of resources required to replace or recycle carpet.
Entries will be judged on how well the original carpet selection continued to meet the client’s performance and design objectives, and the ability of the design to meet the client’s business objectives and challenges over time, as a result of sustainable material selection. Carpets must be installed prior to June 15, 2001 to be eligible for the award.
Professional interior design teams and facility managers can enter by clicking on antron.net/designaward. The last day to submit entries is Friday, September 30, 2011.
Antron Carpet Fiber Product Innovation Award
Now in its 11th year, commercial carpet mills in the United States and Canada are invited to submit entries showcasing unique carpet styles that excel in aesthetics, color and usage in the marketplace. Awards are given for broadloom and modular styles.
Entry forms are available from INVISTA account representatives or by calling the Antron Carpet Fiber Design Award center at (770) 420-7753. The last day to submit entries is Friday, September 30, 2011.
All of the winners will be entered into the People’s Choice Award, created to honor carpet mills for carpet styling innovation directly from a broad audience of architects and designers. This award provides insight into what they view as innovative styling for commercial carpet.
Antron Carpet Fiber Match Award
A new award has been introduced not only for commercial carpet mills, but also for contract furniture and textile manufacturers. The Antron Carpet Fiber Match Award will honor innovative marketing tools, services and programs that have met an unmatched need in the architecture and design industry. Commercial furniture, textile and carpet manufacturers in the United States and Canada are invited to enter the Antron Carpet Fiber Match Award. The new award will recognize products, programs and services that streamline the design and specification processes associated with commercial finishes, including commercial carpet, furniture and textiles. Entries will be judged on the innovation of the tool or service and the success of the program with the intended audience.
Each entrant will be required to submit an official entry form, design rationale statement and supporting marketing materials. An online entry form is available by calling the Antron Carpet Fiber Design Award center at (770) 420-7753. The last day to submit entries is Friday, September 30, 2011.
A distinguished panel of judges will select the winners for all four of the award competitions.