Natural Wonder: 2017 Nightingale Awards Best of Competition
by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis
Lichen, a modular plank carpet system from Mohawk Group, was the Best of Competition winner in the 2017 Nightingale Awards. The collection blends concepts of sustainability and biophilic design. It’s also the first flooring product to achieve the International Living Future Institute’s Living Product Challenge Petal Certification, a rigorous process that requires a product to comply with requirements in at least three of seven performance areas in the Living Product program as well as four core imperatives.
The achievement wasn’t lost on jurors, who commended the certification and overall sustainability story as well as the depth of design that was put into Lichen’s aesthetic.