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Green Has Sprung In Hospitality Flooring Design
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Colors are shifting in hospitality design, and here at Durkan we are excited about the introduction of so many beautiful shades of greens. Pantone predicted that green would be big this year, which is being reinforced by what we are seeing everywhere we go. Read more about Pantone’s “Greenery” here. Deep emerald, jade and lime greens are all showing up in inspiration material and...

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D*SCOVERing A New Generation Of Design Talent
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Our Durkan D*SCOVER student design competition, in partnership with NEWH, celebrates the talent of designers in the hospitality design field and contributes toward the education of future designers. The contest is held annually and winners are announced at HD Expo as part of a live presentation during the show. Know of a talented student designer that should enter? We invite you to reach out...

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Durkan’s Custom Design for Ethereal Art Installation by Janet Echelman
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There is nothing more exciting than seeing a custom Durkan carpet made exclusively for an art installation. Because of Durkan’s extensive custom capabilities, we are fortunate that product as art happens every so often, and when it does, it is visual euphoria. The most recent art installation that includes Durkan is Janet Echelman’s  Possible Futures Of A Line, Traveling Through Space And Time, 2016. The installation...

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Weaving Together Luxury and Heritage In a Carpet
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At Tulalip Resort Casino in Washington, even the hallway carpeting tells a story, using patterns that pay homage to the rich traditions of the Tulalip Tribe. This textile storytelling was made possible with Durkan’s Definity technology. The Tulalip (pronounced tuh-lay-lip) Tribe lives on the shores of Puget Sound and owns the 370-room luxury resort casino. The hotel has always celebrated its Native American heritage...

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Four Color & Design Stories Inspired by Stacy Garcia
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TRACES. Inspired by infinite and intricate formations, Traces explores the deconstruction and transformation of the earth’s innate variations. Showcasing beautiful biomorphic and organic abstractions, each design explores the intersections of light and shadow through fractal patterning and delicate layers. Taking cues from sedimentary rock forms and arid lands, the palette consists of soft sumptuous shades of beige complemented with decadent browns and cool greys. With harmonious...

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Janet Echelman Inspires, Moves And Makes People Think Through Art
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Durkan recently hosted a fantastic Design Summit at Barnsley Gardens, Georgia, where A&D customers – as well as end users and media – were treated to trend presentations, hospitality product development previews, and a special keynote talk by Janet Echelman. Echelman is an artist who works on a grand scale with fishnet, light and air. But to merely call her a fiber artist doesn’t do justice...

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