ASID DESIGN IMPACT Award Winners

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Environments for Aging

Company: Tarkett
Product: The Garden Walk Collection

Tarkett believes in placing people in the center of every space, and designed the Garden Walk Collection for the human experience of the aging population, based on the evolving needs of this next generation. Using soft nuance and fluid movement, this warm array of color and pattern gently alludes to organic materials from the outdoor environment and embraces the imperfect beauty of the natural world. Each sophisticated design carries deep, soothing tones that create a tranquil atmosphere that lends itself to feelings of well-being for senior living spaces. Inviting, reflective, and restorative, these spaces are designed for the overall wellness of body, mind and soul.

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Company: Atkinson Ergonomic Solutions Inc.
Product: Atkinson Bedlift

Atkinson Ergonomic Solutions Inc. believes the Atkinson Bedlift is a game changer for the hospitality industry and can truly provide a return on investment in many ways. The Atkinson Bedlift is a device for raising beds 12", while pulling beds away from the wall 12", enabling its users to change bedding in more of an upright posture, resulting in less back strains, potential injuries, and worker's compensation claims. In addition, when the Bedlift is in the up position, users can rotate mattresses single-handedly and vacuum under headboards, resulting in a deeper clean. With 360 degree access around the bed, users will be able to easily reach electrical outlets and perform more thorough bed bug inspections and eradication. The Bedlift is human powered and with the assistance of springs and speed limiters it will enable any housekeeper to raise the heaviest beds of all sizes with ease.

Company: Concrete Collaborative
Product: SSS x Concrete Collaborative

The SSS x Concrete Collaborative collection is the result of a collaboration with renowned modern designer Sarah Sherman Samuel, color and pattern expert, who explores bauhaus inspiration through line play and semi-circular shapes. SSS x tiles are handcrafted in small batches by Concrete Collaborative, using consistency, crisp lines, and superior quality in design. The collection is environmentally preferable and ideal for both interior and exterior commercial grade applications. The SSS x collection is made from high quality concrete that is extremely durable, long lasting, low maintenance, and made from eco-friendly cement and aggregates. The manufacturing process and materials are environmentally responsible and include a closed-loop system to re-capture water in the factory, recycling concrete waste, using products that are negligible VOC with no resin, formaldehyde, or epoxy constituents, and using red list free products.

Company: MAMAGREEN Outdoor Furniture
Product: SATO Communal Table

The SATO Communal Table from MAMAGREEN Outdoor Furniture provides large seating options in high style. Italian high-pressure laminate (HPL) sits on top of a base of recycled teak legs, salvaged from abandoned buildings across Indonesia, with a galvanized steel support structure, creating a sense of relaxed comfort that naturally encourages gathering. The HPL top, available in four finishes, is chip resistant, fire resistant, and low maintenance. The SATO comes standard in two sizes but can be customized to fit any project needs. At 36" high, the SATO Communal Table rises above standard dining furniture to create a focal point in any space. With a width of 29.5," it has a modest footprint that maximizes the space it is in; large and memorable without overwhelming its surroundings. The SATO fits well into the modern loft aesthetic so popular in hospitality today; warm and inviting, it is an attractive alternative to most larger scale institutional furniture available today.

Company: Stickley
Product: High Line Curved Gathering Island

While some furniture takes up space, Stickley’s patented Gathering Islands create it. Gathering Islands are designed to fit like a glove behind a variety of sofas, offering additional seating, functional shelves, and workspace. Coming in several heights, the Gathering Islands are built so the shelf aligns with the back of the sofa. Lights, laptops, and cell phone chargers can be plugged into the integrated power strip, while the cable management system keeps cords neat and out of the way. Stickley’s Gathering Islands are hand-crafted in Central New York from American oak or cherry with wood or stone tops. Wood finishes are water based and environmentally friendly in accordance with all federal, state, and local environmental regulations.

Company: Stickley
Product: Park Slope Accent Chair

The Park Slope collection reforms familiar arts & crafts style into softer, organic curves seamlessly highlighting brilliant hardwood and honest construction. The unique combination of iconic arts & crafts elements and mid-century Scandinavian design give the Park Slope Accent Chair a striking look. This unexpected combination of elements works holistically to produce a harmonious design that envelopes its user with its gently curving wings. The chair is formed from tall square spindles that work with the dramatic sculptural armrest to create a sheltering curve that welcomes you with an embrace. Spindles are arranged to provide a new perspective at every turn. Palpable patterns of light and shadow change the way the chair looks, giving way to nature’s genius geometry at every angle. Enhanced by hand-applied polished finishes, the broad surface showcases all the fine curves and natural beauty you expect from American hardwood. Thanks to the harmonious interplay of the spindles, the armrest is as beautiful as it is comfortable. Environmentally friendly stains and finish materials are applied by hand, while the bio-based foam seat is available in standard or COM upholstery.

Company: Villa Lagoon Tile
Product: Ombré Cement Tile

Inspired by the traditional textile technique of dying or weaving color from dark to light, the Ombré cement tile collection starts with a highly saturated pool of color that shifts from dark to light as a result of deft blending of hand poured, pigmented cement by our team of artisans. Graduated color brings both depth and light, creating a bold design statement. The organic nature of hand pouring means that these tiles are perfectly imperfect, ideal for those who seek a custom signature look and uniqueness for hospitality projects. The collection is available in an impressive selection of colors, from vivid red and yellow, to mellow blues and greens, to a variety of warm earth tones. The manufacturing process is conducted entirely by hand and requires no mold, which means no two tile patterns will ever be alike. Rather than concentrating on producing a standardized tile design, the manufacture of the Ombré tile collection requires the company’s team of skilled artisans to engage their creativity as they produce the coloration of each tile by hand. These dynamic Ombré tiles are made to last with a thick layer of color that lasts longer than painted ceramic tile. Villa Lagoon Tile is proud to use both environmentally-friendly materials and a green production process. The concrete is made up of cement, fine stone, sand, and organic color pigments. The Ombré collection is created without requiring brass molds, which means the production process is lead-free. This technique is also gentler on the environment compared to standard tile manufacturing practices as it reduces the amount of metal and welding required. These tiles are produced in a factory that meets ISO 9000 quality management standards (certified by VinaControl), with Verified Social Auditing by Bureau Veritas.

Company: Karndean Designflooring
Product: Art Select Reclaimed Hickory

Designed with hand-carved embosses and distinctive beveled edges, each Art Select wood gluedown luxury vinyl product is crafted to enhance the unique grains, knots, and textures of the wood that inspired it. The new Art Select Reclaimed Hickory design was developed from boards recovered at a Midwest lumber yard. The stark color contrast between the "heartwood" and sapwood is the result of over a century of growth, exposing a beauty only visible with age. These logs were sawn with a wide circular blade, inspiring a new emboss which gives these planks a subtle cross-sawn appearance and texture. For more than 45 years, Karndean Designflooring’s product development team has traveled the world in search of expressive and intriguing natural forms to influence original product designs. Each waterproof, low maintenance plank is manufactured with a 30mil wear layer, suitable for heavy commercial applications and is finished with K-Guard+ surface protection. This uses polyurethane technology to provide a hygienic and durable finish. Unlike aluminum oxide coatings, it will not turn white when scratched or leave stress marks when handled. Karndean Designflooring products are manufactured in factories certified to the ISO 14001 environmental standard and the ISO 9001 quality standard. The wear layers use high quality 100% virgin PVC, with the product itself containing recycled PVC derived from post-production waste. Almost all of this waste is granulated and recycled back into new product in a closed loop recycling process. Karndean does not add heavy metals or use mercury catalysts in the manufacturing process, and its products are free from both BPA and formaldehyde. In addition, all products are fully compliant with “REACH,” a European Union regulation that address the production and use of chemicals and their potential impacts on human health and the environment. Karndean products also comply with California’s Proposition 65 and do not require Prop 65 labeling in the United States.

Company: Karndean Designflooring
Product: LooseLay Longboard Fabric Oak

Featuring 59” planks, LooseLay Longboard is a non-interlocking floating floor range, notable for its multi-directional planks, speedy install time, acoustic properties (ΔIIC 16dB), individually replaceable planks, and seamless transition to commercial carpet tile. Influenced by weathering applications in textile design, the new fabric oak design explores the effect of weathering beyond what happens when wood is exposed to the elements – a softer and more worn approach. Cross-sawn patterns skip through the boards, creating a layered effect, as though fabric has been worn directly onto the plank. For more than 45 years. Karndean Designflooring’s product development team has traveled the world in search of expressive and intriguing natural forms to influence original product designs. The Fabric Oak design, a recent addition to the range, was developed from European oak found in the UK. Inspired to explore the effect of weathering beyond what happens when wood is exposed to the elements, the Karndean team took a softer and more worn approach. LooseLay Longboard has a 20mil wear layer, suitable for a variety of commercial applications, and is backed by a 15-year commercial warranty. Karndean’s products are manufactured in factories certified to the ISO 14001 environmental standard and the ISO 9001 quality standard. The wear layers use high quality 100% virgin PVC, with the product itself containing recycled PVC derived from post-production waste. Almost all of this waste is granulated and recycled back into new product in a closed loop recycling process. Karndean does not add heavy metals or use mercury catalysts in the manufacturing process, and its products are free from both BPA and formaldehyde. In addition, all Karndean products are fully compliant with “REACH,” a European Union regulation that address the production and use of chemicals and their potential impacts on human health and the environment. Karndean products also comply with California’s Proposition 65 and do not require Prop 65 labeling in the United States.

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Company Name: AXENT Switzerland
Product: AXENT.ONE C Plus Intelligent Toilet

The AXENT.ONE C Plus tankless toilet is the core of AXENT Switzerland’s complex and skillfully engineered technologies, showcased in an exceptionally simple yet modern low-profile design. This award-winning toilet is an exceptional concept come to life thanks to the vision of renowned designer Matteo Thun. Its tankless design takes up less space than traditional toilets and incorporates proprietary engineering innovations to offer less design intrusion with more flushing excellence. In an effort to introduce modern luxury and environmental consciousness into today’s homes, AXENT introduced the AXENT.ONE C Plus tankless toilet which incorporates a twofold hydrodynamic Vacuum V flushing system into its tankless design for a low-profile, elegant, and minimalistic design. The AXENT.ONE C Plus’ unique profile relies on 25 percent less water and ceramic waste than conventional toilets, making it a perfect fit for homeowners with an aim to reduce their environmental impact.

Company: Concrete Collaborative
Product: Zuma

Zuma is a new tile collection of brutalist inspired concrete textures from Concrete Collaborative. Zuma tiles are designed to expose the raw beauty of concrete providing visual dimension with completely unique surface reliefs, cast concrete textures, and distressed finishes. The product is thin and lightweight and is available in bespoke tile sizes up to 24”x48,” in a wide range of earthen concrete colors to create a feature for interior and exterior walling.  Zuma comes in six organic textures - boardform, ribbed, raked, d.y. raked, sand, and brutal. This environmentally preferable wall tile range is handcrafted in small batches by the makers who combine only the most premium raw materials with superior crafting. Zuma is made from high quality concrete that is extremely durable, long lasting, low maintenance, and made from eco-friendly cement and aggregates. 

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Senseon Secure Access

Company: Senseon Secure Access
Product: Senseon Plus

Senseon Secure Access seeks to push the limits of technology to create innovative cabinet locking solutions for designers, cabinet makers, and end-users. Senseon Plus is the next generation of intelligent cabinet access control electronic locking solutions and assists with loss prevention, increasing efficiency of operation, and merchandising. System components are concealed and electronic, improving the quality of life for users by eliminating the need to manage multiple physical keys while maintaining the aesthetics of the built environment. Senseon Plus provides greater security by providing data on the name of the person opening the lock, the time of access, the location where access was granted, and failed attempts to gain access to the locked property. The system can generate a local alarm and informs any other connected system, like video surveillance, about the event. To provide greater energy efficiency, the software component resides on the cloud, and Senseon Secure Access’ cloud partner has committed to consume more than 50 percent of their energy needs from renewable sources like wind and solar. Senseon Plus’ components are all CE and RoHS compliant, meaning that no hazardous materials that would negatively affect the health, safety, or environment were used in their construction. Additionally, the majority of components are made from metal that can be recycled at the end of product life.