Design for Positive Impact - Milliken-Ontera

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James Mfula, Creative Director and Ania Cetinic, Marketing Communications Manager

Design for Positive Impact - Milliken-Ontera

Milliken-Ontera, is a design-focused and commercial flooring manufacturer.

With a strong ethical culture and long-held commitments to sustainability, they are creating a better future by:
- actively participating in local communities
- developing a diverse and inclusive workplace, and
- doing their part to ensure a cleaner, more beautiful world for generations to come.

Their first recycling policy was implemented in 1900 - long before many were making efforts toward sustainability. Today they have an impressive roadmap to be zero waste to landfill by 2025 and other awesome initiatives.

When it comes to the design of a space, the design of the floor covering is often overlooked … pun intended ... but it can have an incredible impact on the comfort, feel and function of a space.

If you’ve looked at the incredible carpet at Wellington Airport then you know what I’m talking about. To talk about flooring design, culture, values, and shrinking footprint.
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Olllie McDermott, PDINZ, talks to James Mfula, Design Director, and Ania Cetinic, Communications Manager, at Milliken-Ontera.

DINZ Interviews

When the opportunity arises, DINZ interviews leading designers from here and overseas. These interviews seek to dig beneath the surface to address the common and uncommon challenges, problems and opportunities the design community faces.