Milliken wins two Best of Year awards for 2014

Milliken was honoured with two Best of Year awards for 2014 presented by Interior Design magazine. The Altered Form collection was named Best of Year for in the Flooring: Carpet/Broadloom category. Inis Mór, a modular-carpet collection, won for New Low Environmental Impact Solution – a new category for the Best of Year awards celebrating sustainable design.

“Best of Year awards are incredibly meaningful as they represent the opinions of architects and designers in the field every day,” says Stacy Walker, global director of customer experience for the Milliken floor-covering division. “At Milliken, we believe that good design, sustainable products and environmentally responsible manufacturing are imperative to architecture and design – and it matters to our clients, partners and industry as a whole.”

Notably, architects and designers vote on category finalists, and Cindy Allen, editor-in-chief of Interior Design, and a jury of industry members select winners. This year, the 9th annual Interior Design Best of Year awards received record-breaking participation with more than 2,000 submissions.

ALTERED FORM Best of Year winner for Flooring: Carpet/Broadloom, it was Inspired by the first law of thermodynamics. Altered Form takes an inquisitive view of the earth’s natural resources as it transitions from one form to another – and through that transition, creates inspiring pattern formations. Two perspectives, micro and macro, unveil striking patterns that are inherently abstract, with a balance of scale and relief. The abstraction highlights the beauty of a viewer’s unique perspective, as their interpretation enhances the intrigue of the designs and discoveries within each pattern.

INIS MÓR Best of Year winner for New Low Environmental Impact Solution, Inis Mór, a carbon-neutral floor covering, draws upon the influence of a traditional looped stitch. Reflected in both pattern and construction, the all-loop textile delivers incredible resilience and durability. The collection also contributes to green building certifications and is manufactured by Milliken, a third-party certified carbon-negative family of companies by the respected Leonardo Academy.


Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities. To learn more about Milliken floor covering, visit