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DESIGN FOR ALL KINDS: Durkan Broadens Print Portfolio with Metropolis and Lucia Hospitality Carpet Collections

Marietta, GA, Feb. 02, 2010 - Continually addressing its customers’ needs for leading-edge carpet designs to suit a range of hospitality interiors, Durkan – the hospitality brand of The Mohawk Group – expands its portfolio of patterned carpets with Metropolis and Lucia.

Designers can bring city streets “inside” with Metropolis. The latest collection emerging from Durkan’s collaboration with Top American Designer Todd Oldham, Metropolis draws its inspiration from Oldham’s daily walks through New York City – the bustling metropolis he calls home. The Collection is presented as a modern interpretation of the symbols seen and experienced during every day life in the city. Elements of streets and architecture such as intersections, grates and spires are transformed into Metropolis’ 29 graphic patterns: 15 broadloom patterns, two medallion insets, three corridors, two design border, three rugs and four coordinating, patterned cove base designs.

Looking to create a more calming aesthetic? With Lucia underfoot, hospitality patrons will be whisked into a world that is delicate and refined. Reminiscent of light playing on lace, papery wings and loosely woven fabric, patterns are subtly overlayed and juxtaposed with ethereal and elusively feminine elements for an added air of mystery. Lucia brings a modern transitional feel to hospitality settings with its 17 patterns: 10 broadloom patterns, one medallion inset, one corridor, three design border and two rugs. The Collection is available in print, or with Durkan’s Synthesis™ base grades. Developed from a proprietary, patent pending process, Synthesis layers patterns over texture to bring a never-beforeachieved dimension to hospitality flooring.

Durkan is the hospitality brand of The Mohawk Group, a leading commercial carpet manufacturer and a pioneer in the design of sustainable carpeting. From the hotel lobby and corridors to guest rooms and ballrooms, casinos, and areas of assisted living facilities, Durkan is world-renowned as an industry leader in innovative design solutions and high style, high-performance hospitality carpeting. With state-of-the-art spectronic printing and forward-thinking pattern and texture technologies, Durkan's comprehensive line of patterned and custom carpet products provide the inspired design, advanced engineering and expressive style needed to set the right tone for every installation. Durkan's primary manufacturing facility is located in Dalton, GA. For additional information, look for Durkan at or or call 800-241-4580. Connect with The Mohawk Group on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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