Armstrong Flooring Wins Three 2018 GOOD DESIGN™ Awards for Design Excellence
GOOD DESIGN is a global 21st-Century industry standard awarding the latest, most advanced products and designs for their innovation and invention from well-established manufacturers and corporations to the latest emerging start-up companies
LANCASTER, Pa., December 19, 2018 – Armstrong Flooring, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of flooring solutions, is proud to announce that three products – DECORART® Rejuvenations™ with Diamond 10® Technology, Alterna® Plank Engineered Tile with Diamond 10® Technology and Appalachian Ridge™ Solid Hardwood with Diamond 10® Technology – were awarded the prestigious GOOD DESIGN™ 2018 Award.
Each of the award-winning floors features Armstrong Flooring’s exclusive Diamond 10 Technology which offers powerful scratch, stain and scuff protection — a strong system infused with cultured diamonds to form a traffic-and-wear resistant barrier.
The GOOD DESIGN Award is conferred annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together with The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The award emphasizes quality design of the highest form, function and aesthetic. GOOD DESIGN covers new consumer products, graphics, and packaging designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. The trademarked award program was founded in Chicago in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.
“Design, performance and innovation have long been at the core of the Armstrong Flooring brand and we are honored to be recognized,” said Debra Lechner, Vice President-Marketing. “Our goal is to be a leader in innovation and design and to continuously exceed our customers’ expectations today and in the future.”
For 2018, over 900 new products and graphic designs were selected from over 47 countries ranging from new electronics, medical equipment, building products/materials, furniture, textiles, industrial, environments, kitchen/appliances, floor and wallcovering, tabletop, household products, sports and recreation as well as graphics, branding and packaging, among others, from Europe, Asia and the Americas. Armstrong Flooring’s 2018 winning products are:
DecorArt Rejuvenations Heterogeneous Sheet with Diamond 10 Technology: A versatile range of updated designs that deliver enhanced realistic visual impact and long-lasting performance to contract interiors. New visuals with exquisite detailing, combined with Armstrong Flooring’s exclusive Diamond 10 Technology coating, take the brand’s trusted heterogeneous sheet vinyl solutions to the next level of style and performance.
Alterna Plank Engineered Tile with Diamond 10 Technology: Longer lengths and enhanced durability are joined together in a bold collection of engineered tile that offers a true alternative to ceramic and porcelain with the added scratch resistance of Diamond 10Technology.
Appalachian Ridge Solid Hardwood with Diamond 10 Technology: Scraped and brushed artisan effects with gentle sanding create a refined, tactile canvas, brought to life with carefully selected stains and color washes. Made in the USA from 100% solid Appalachian hardwood, for strength, stability and quality craftsmanship that will last a lifetime. Appalachian Ridge combines an unparalleled visual with the power of Diamond 10 Technology for a beautiful floor that can really be lived on.
The 2018 Good Design Jury was held in New York and Los Angeles and was composed of renowned international specialists with wide design experience, guaranteeing the high quality and high level of the competition. Winning products and graphics for 2018 can be viewed at the Museum’s websites at www.good-designawards.com, www.chi-athenaeum.org and www.europeanarch.eu. All products and graphics are also published in the Good Design Yearbook for 2018-2019 and is available through Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. For information on Armstrong Flooring, visit www.armstrongflooring.com.
Founded in Chicago in 1950 by the former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., together with such pioneers in modern design as Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson, and Eero Saarinen, GOOD DESIGN honors the yearly achievements of the best industrial and graphic designers and world manufactures for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence. The Chicago Athenaeum continues the organization of the program to create a revived awareness about contemporary design and to honor both products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace. Annually, designers and manufactures in over 30 nations have been honored for their singular achievements in producing hallmarks of contemporary design.
About Armstrong Flooring
Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (NYSE: AFI) is
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resilient, 150-year legacy by delivering on its mission to create a stronger
future for customers through adaptive and inventive solutions. Headquartered in
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Armstrong Flooring safely and responsibly operates
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