The new DLW Vinyl collection from Armstrong has now earned the popular 2009 Good Design Award. For nearly 60 years, receiving this internationally renowned prize has been counted among the highest honors in design and architecture.
Particularly due to its impeccable clarity of product presentation and visual appeal, the concertina-fold book of the new homogeneous DLW Vinyl collection from Armstrong has garnered a 2009 Good Design Award.
The Good Design award recognizes outstanding products in the fields of industrial, product and graphic design, and is granted by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, in collaboration with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. A prestigious panel of judges chose the fanfold portfolio presenting the DLW Vinyl collection of homogeneous floor coverings due to the excellent products, their impeccable clarity of product presentation and visual appeal. It allows the user to find compatible structures and degrees of color depth quickly, as well as suitable floor covering combinations. Each floor covering is represented with a genuine sample, and subtle color nuances – as in the case of the homogeneously structured Medintone with its 42 color tones – are easy to discern. The systematic color palette is based on a three-tone color concept, so that colors and color depths may be combined vertically and horizontally with one another.
The Homogen collection’s concertina-fold book presents the user with
fascinatingly harmonious – that is, homogeneous – visual worlds. Its
beige-toned jacket is a calm, refined interpretation of synthetic
material. By combining large-format, architectural reference images
with unadulterated black interior surfaces, Armstrong has created a
communication tool that, together with the Homogen collection’s
concertina-fold book, forms a coherent overall concept. In particular,
the selection and arrangement of images underline the conceptual unity
of both concertina-fold books.
Since 1950, the Good Design Award has been presented to designers and
manufacturers of progressive, visionary, original and innovative products, concepts and inventions. Winning creations of the highly acclaimed award will be included in the design collection exhibition of the Chicago Athenaeum.