Shimoda Design Group and Mannington Commercial Create Traction Avenue Collection

Mannington Commercial announced today the launch of the Traction Avenue Collection. Created in partnership with Joey Shimoda, FAIA, FIIDA, and the Shimoda Design Group, the collection is 12”x48” carpet plank in a remarkable color palette, especially well-suited for corporate, retail, higher education, and hospitality spaces.

The design team drew inspiration for the collection from streetscapes of industry and art, grit and glory—the beauty of the Arts District on the eastern side of downtown Los Angeles, where Shimoda Design Group’s offices are located. Mannington’s design team, under the leadership of Design Director Roby Isaac, interpreted Shimoda’s concepts into sophisticated modern textiles that use intersections of texture and pattern play, to bring elegance and visual interest without any compromise of performance.

The color palette is a highly inventive system of 16 colors that enable designers, in the same space, to move seamlessly from neutral gradations to colors paired with neutrals, to full chroma saturated colors. “We wanted to work with Joey and his team, not only because of their obvious talent but because of their ability to push us to look at space in creative new ways,” said Natalie Jones, Vice President of Brand Development and Creative Product. “The end result is a collection of modern graphics that are versatile enough to be used in bold combinations or in quiet understatement, depending on what is appropriate for the project space.”

Antron Lumena premium nylon 6,6 and Mannington Commercial construction unite to create a high performance, high durability, low maintenance carpet, engineered to retain the color and texture that set the collection apart. Infinity RE modular backing provides the optimum in dimensional stability and resistance to delamination. Infinity RE modular tile contains up to 30% recycled content with up to 18% post-consumer closed-loop material. NSF-332 certified