An accomplished panel of industry professionals — Karen Herold, founder, Studio K; Gulla Jónsdóttir, principal, Gulla Jónsdóttir Architecture + Design; and Barry Richards, principal and studio leader, Rockwell Group — selected finalists based on a myriad of criteria, including design innovation, aesthetics, and functionality in hospitality environments; cost/value; technical advancement; and environmental responsibility.
Merging function and form, Borigni lays the foundation for complementary design elements in hospitality environments, and features a heightened concrete look with slight color and texture variations achieved through high-definition printing. The series’ large format glazed porcelain tiles offer the aesthetic and durability of concrete, while outperforming the material in cost and ease of maintenance.
Supporting a traditional industrial aesthetic infused with modern appeal, Borigni breaks the boundaries of the brushed concrete look with customizable installation opportunities. Intermix three trending tile sizes – 35” x 35”, 18” x 35”, and 12” x 24” – for truly one-of-a-kind designs. Furthermore, carry texture from the floor to the wall with raised diagonal accent tile, which invites a variety of diagonal, chevron, and diamond patterning previously unseen in traditional concrete.
The flexibility of the series allows designers to install patterns across expansive floorways to create an artistic effect - patterns which can even transition from indoor to outdoor. Designed to contribute to LEED v4 certification, Borigni is inherently sustainable with zero off-gassing for improved indoor air quality and provides unparalleled durability with an expected lifespan of more than 50 years.
Winners will be announced and finalists will be celebrated at Hospitality Design’s annual HD Awards event, Wednesday, June 6th at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York. Don’t miss Borigni in the June issue of Hospitality Design.