The Nightingale Awards recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing. They were judged in November by a panel of healthcare interior designers and facilities managers during the Healthcare Design Conference.
The Best of Competition and Gold Award-winner is The Mohawk Group for Lichen in the Carpet category.
The Lichen Collection is a modular plank carpet system resulting from innovations that merge leading concepts in biophilic design and sustainability. Lichen is the first flooring product to achieve the International Living Future Institute’s Living Product Challenge Petal Certification. Designed by Jason F. McLennan, the founder of the Living Product Challenge, in collaboration with Mohawk Group and his team at McLennan Design, Lichen is inspired by the idea of “Nature’s Carpet.” The design team looked at natural assemblages of rich multi-hued, multi-textured lichens from extreme climates as the foundation for the collection. Lichen is a marriage of sustainability and design as a concrete example of how companies can create positive change in the world through the Living Product Challenge.
The judges said: The Living Product Challenge Petal Certification is commendable. The product has a luxurious aesthetic of high-design for hospitality-looking healthcare applications but with the capability of being a work horse. We greatly appreciate the depth and thought that was put into the design of this product, current/relevant colorways and patterning, fully integrated theme all the way down to the pile height. It’s a great sustainability story from Mohawk.
The Nightingale Awards are sponsored by Contract and Healthcare Design magazines, The Center for Health Design, and Healthcare Design Conference and Expo.