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Best of Show Award in the 12th Annual IIDA Design Competition

Custom Wall Murals for Milliken's 07 NeoCon showroom

Q Studio, an architectural firm based in Chicago, designed Milliken’s showroom in the 12th Annual IIDA Showroom & Booth Design Competition, co-sponsored by Contract magazine.

Milliken Carpert's Neocon Showroom featuring custom wall murals by Commerce Color

Principal Catherine Severson found Commerce Color through a search on the Internet. She spoke with several people at Commerce Color and everyone seemed confident and knowledgeable, which gave her a high level of confidence to move forward, even though she had never worked with them before.

"Commerce Color was fabulous to work with..." 

- Catherine Severson, Principal at Q Studio in Chicago

“Commerce Color was fabulous to work with,” says Severson. “From the first time I talked to them, they understood what we were trying to do.

Unique Technical Challenges

The project presented some unique technical challenges: Q Studio worked closely with Milliken’s in-house design group in designing the wall murals, which depicted carpet patterns from Milliken’s line.

There was some difficulty translating Milliken’s electronic files to print accurately on the wall covering material. Milliken's designers were used to preparing files to print on a carpet. Carpet is more absorbent than vinyl, so the original files had to be adjusted and tweaked to print accurately as vinyl wall murals.

Milliken Neocon Showroom Wall Murals
Milliken Neocon Showroom Custom Wall Murals
Milliken Neocon Showroom Custom Wallpaper Graphics

"The final product looked fabulous ..." - Catherine Severson, Principal at Q Studio in Chicago​

Severson had high praise for Commerce Color: “They were able to guide us through the process, coaching the graphics group on how to translate their carpet patterns into custom wallpaper. We went through many rounds of samples to get the color right and Commerce Color was so patient with us. The final product looked fabulous and Milliken has had countless inquiries about the wallcovering.”

Need help planning your next custom wallpaper project? Call Commerce Color at 888 781-7702 and speak to a large format expert.