Flooring and sports surface provider Tarkett has won two GOOD DESIGN Awards for design excellence. Tarkett has a history of designing and producing award-winning and innovative flooring solutions. The latest awards are for its Tatami System and its FlightPath & AirSpace line.
Tatami System is a new category of floorcovering that upends conventional broadloom and gives designers and end users the autonomy to continually adjust spaces to align with their ever-changing needs. Designed by Jhane Barnes, FlightPath & AirSpace were first inspired by the lines and angles of intersecting flight paths on an air traffic map. This aesthetic inspiration quickly evolved into a beautifully functional flooring design—one that could simplify installation in contemporary architectural designs, where right angles and straight lines give way to open, multi-use spaces and curved walls.
GOOD DESIGN is organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The awards program was founded in Chicago in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann Jr.
“Since 1950, GOOD DESIGN has become an internationally acknowledged benchmark and symbol of outstanding design that serves as a beacon for design-interested audiences in our global economies,” says Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, museum president of The Chicago Athenaeum.
This year, the museum received a record number of submissions from manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms from over 47 countries. In November/December, the 69th GOOD DESIGN jury met in Los Angeles and New York and selected over 900 product designs and graphics from over 47 nations worthy of the GOOD DESIGN Award for their Design Excellence.