Courtesy of Mannington Commercial

Flooring Trends, Technology and Sustainability with Mannington Commercial

Dec. 4, 2023
Mannington's VP of commercial design, Roby Isaac, talks about what to expect in design trends, how technology is shaping flooring products and the company's latest push for purpose-driven design.

In this episode, Mannington Commercial's Roby Isaac discusses what informs his design thinking and guides the design process for the company’s newest introductions; the role of technology in experiential design, including how AI can be leverage as a design tool; the incredible work Mannington is doing around sustainability and purpose-driven design; and a whole lot more.

Meet our guest

Roby has been a leader in setting the standards for commercial flooring design for over 20 years. He leads a team of talented product designers with a singular call to action: “to explore and experience,” as they create product designs that span six different flooring categories, including carpet, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), sheet and rubber. His collaborative partnerships with renowned creatives, such as Larry Bell and Gabriel Dawe, have led to unique carpet collections that showcase artistic vision. In addition to his design achievements, Roby is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of designers and actively contributes to IIDA’s Design Your World program, promoting diversity and educational opportunities in the design industry.

About the Author

Robert Nieminen | Chief Content Director

Robert Nieminen is the Chief Content Director of Architectural Products, BUILDINGS and i+s, sister publications of Smart Buildings Technology. He is an award-winning writer with more than 20 years of experience reporting on the architecture and design industry.

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