The Sorted Collection

Platinum Award
2020
Define the verb “sort,” and words like separate, classify and categorize come to mind. That’s great for laundry, but not for humans. Yet, so many of us “sort” the people around us – labeling and then folding them into neat little stacks based on gender, skin color, political affiliation and sexual orientation. It may not be intentional, but it happens. Daily. With The Sorted Collection, Bentley Mills urges us to stop sorting – and start celebrating what makes each of us different, unique, special, distinct.

“Globally, we’re seeing a defiant shift away from divisive individuals and organizations. There is a powerful desire to reverse hatred, separation and disconnection – and to champion freedom and respect for all,” said Ginger Gilbert, vice president of creative for Bentley. “Most of us understand we must live harmoniously together, yet we also realize there’s nothing wrong with standing out, and we should feel free to do so without judgment. This is why we created ‘Sorted,’ which we bring to life in our NeoCon showroom experience and product collection.”

This message doesn’t get lost in the wash with Bentley’s newest signature products. Three patterns – Misfit, Square Peg and Typecast – harmoniously interact while also maintaining the unique characteristics that allow each to be unapologetically atypical.
Despite its name, Misfit is a valued member of the Collection. Functioning as the mid-scale option within the trio of patterns, Misfit provides a lighthearted blend of whimsical pattern elements, sophisticated textural layering and thoughtful color application. Available in broadloom and tile, Misfit is a versatile solution for a variety of functions and formats.

The old saying “square peg, round hole” finds new meaning with Square Peg. Providing a common ground for square and round elements alike to coexist, Square Peg boasts a back-to-basics construction that focuses on texture as the building block for pattern instead of relying on color as the only form of elaboration for tile and broadloom products.

It may be defined by some as a simple texture but Typecast is more than a one-trick-pony; it's a work horse. With each colorway washing from light to dark, Typecast turns the tables and delivers an inverse companion of dark to light – providing the ability to create uncomplicated yet complex tile installations in areas that beg to be pushed beyond the norm.
Available in a wide array of thoughtful colors, The Sorted Collection fosters flexibility and coordination. It won’t hinder or limit creative expression: it encourages it. The products are offered in 18-inch by 36-inch and 24-inch by 24-inch NexStep® Cushion Tile, AFIRMA II™ Hardback Tile and AFFIXX™ Hardback Tile, Bentley’s adhesive-free hook and loop system for modular carpet tile.

Sustainability

Cradle to Cradle Certified™, NSF® 140 certified, CRI Green Label Plus certified and produced in a LEED®-EB:OM Gold-certified manufacturing facility. Along with Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs), The Sorted Collection products also contain Declare® labels and have achieved LBC Compliant status through the Living Building Challenge. The products are offered in 18-inch by 36-inch and 24-inch by 24-inch NexStep® Cushion Tile, AFIRMA II™ Hardback Tile and AFFIXX™ Hardback Tile, Bentley’s adhesive-free hook and loop system for modular carpet tile.

Awards

Interior Design Best of Year Honoree

Bentley Mills

For more than 30 years, Bentley Mills, Inc. has defined design, color, quality, and customer service in the commercial carpet industry. Our California-based brand manufactures and markets award-winning broadloom, carpet tile, and area rug products for interiors across the globe.

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