Carnegie’s Xorel Artform Wins 2016 GOOD DESIGN™ Award
Carnegie has won the prestigious GOOD DESIGN award for Xorel Artform, a collection of sustainable acoustical panels launched in 2016 as a new product category for the company.
Xorel Artform is the result of a dynamic synergy between Carnegie’s innovative sustainable textile, Xorel, and an artful acoustical panel system, which together result in nearly limitless design options. The collection offers designers and facility managers an opportunity to create exciting sound-absorbing wall installations using over 300+ colors with embossed, embroidered and gilded patterns.
Xorel Artform panels are available in four shapes across three scales. Users can easily apply the Hex, Tall Hex, Scale and Waveline shapes in their chosen arrangement. Panels are easily installed with a Velcro or QuickGrab adhesive, and are available in two highly effective formats: acoustical core substrate (which has 20% post consumer recycled content) or tackable substrate.
Xorel Artform panels are wrapped with Carnegie’s leading sustainable Xorel fabric.
As Carnegie’s proprietary product, PVC-free Xorel is the most thoroughly tested and sustainable textile in the industry, boasting strong performance in durability, cleanability, acoustics, indoor air quality and bacterial resistance.
Xorel Artform also includes Biobased Xorel options, Carnegie’s plant based solution that tops the line in innovation and sustainability. For each ton of sugarcane used to produce Biobased Xorel, 2.5 tons of carbon is captured and sequestered.
Third party certifications for Xorel include: Cradle to Cradle Gold Certification, SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certification, Facts Silver certfied and Material Heath Platinum by C2C. Biobased Xorel additional is USDA BioPreferred and Facts Gold certified.
About the award:
Produced by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the GOOD DESIGN awards program recognizes innovation in product design worldwide, and is the oldest, most recognized program of its kind. The award jury received thousands of submissions from the world’s foremost design firms and Fortune 500 companies, going on to select winners across 45 different countries for their excellence in design. As a winning product, Xorel Artform will now be on display at the Chicago Althenaeum’s Museum’s Permanent Design Collection.
Carnegie is a leading manufacturer and innovator of textiles in North America. Since 1950, the family-owned company has established a tradition of firsts, including the development of its own Xorel® fabrics, which provide a durable alternative to PVC materials and Biobased Xorel, the first plant based high performance textile in the world. In addition, Carnegie has built a reputation for its ongoing and comprehensive commitment to the environment through all parts of its business cycle by being a member of the Be Original organization, maintaining a B Corp certification, and by establishing themselves as the first and only interior textiles PVC free company in the industry.