Interface’s Equal Measure and Near & Far Collections Recognized Across North America
Two new carpet tile offerings from Interface, Equal Measure™ and Near & Far™, have received top industry honors this fall in the United States and Canada. Recent awards for the global collections include the coveted Interior Design Best of Year designation, an Architectural Products Product Innovations Award, and two IIDEXCanada Innovations Awards.
“Even before Equal Measure and Near & Far debuted at NeoCon, we knew that we had created two very special collections,” said Interface executive creative director Chip DeGrace. “But it is incredible to be honored once again by some of North America’s most prestigious programs, and for collections that embody our ongoing commitment to Beautiful Thinking, sustainability and biophilic design principles.”
Equal Measure received Interior Design magazine’s signature Best of Year Award. The collection, which moves seamlessly across floors in four directions and recalls wellworn cobblestones, took home the top prize in the Flooring: Carpet/Modular category, an honor determined by votes from members of the architectural and design community.
Now in its tenth year, the Best of Year program invites architects and designers to vote for their favorite residential and contract products and projects. This year, Interior Design received more than 1000 submissions in 61 product categories, with the design community casting online votes for finalists during a oneweek period in October. A jury of top architects and designers selected winners from among these finalists. A full list of 2015 winners can be found at http://boyawards.interiordesign.net. All winning products will also be included in a special section in the magazine’s December issue and in a hardbound book due out in Spring 2016.
Equal Measure has also received a Product Innovations Award from Architectural Products magazine. Honored in the Surfaces category, the collection was called out by the judges for its cool natural aesthetic, noting, “It’s great to see something new and fresh.” A full report on the PIA Awards winners is available in the magazine’s November issue.
Adding to the honors, Equal Measure was recipient of a Silver prize in the IIDEXCanada Innovation Awards competition, and Near & Far took home the program’s Bronze prize. The Innovation Awards are presented by the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and Informa Canada, which engaged a diverse group of judges from design, media and business backgrounds to select this year’s 30 winners. Interface’s winning entries were selected for pioneering design, construction and groundbreaking sustainability, as noted at an awards ceremony during the 2015 IIDEX show, December 2-3.
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Interface, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial carpet tile. For 42 years, the company has consistently led the industry through innovation, and now leads the industry in environmental sustainability. It is setting the pace for development of modular carpet using materials and processes that take less from the environment, and is well along the path to “Mission Zero®,” a 21-year-old company-wide promise to eliminate any negative impact it has on the environment by the year 2020. Interface’s worldwide carpet manufacturing facilities maintain third party registration to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard, and it obtained the first-ever Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the commercial floor covering industry in North America. The company is recognized globally for its commitment to build environmental considerations into itsbusiness decisions. For additional information: interface.com and blog.interface.com