Durkan Welcomes Chicago Design Consultant Arnavaz Barshan

CHICAGO, Il. April 7, 2014Durkan is pleased to announce Arnavaz Barshan recently joined the organization, accepting the position of Design Consultant. Barshan is a highly respected field designer with more than 12 years of experience in the hospitality flooring industry. In her new role, Barshan will work one-on-one with key customers to create custom solutions for their specific design needs, which will reinforce Durkan’s position as the leader in the hospitality carpet space.

“Arnavaz’s talent and expertise can’t be overstated,” said Mark Page, Durkan’s senior director of color and design. “Her cutting-edge vision is going to take Durkan to the next level in terms of design and customization. We are delighted to have Arnavaz as part of our team.”

“Based on my experience in the hospitality industry, I can say with certainty that this is an exciting time to be part of Durkan,” said Barshan, when asked about her new role. “The Durkan design team is top-notch and I’m thrilled to be joining at this time in particular. We are well on our way to developing unprecedented designs and unique concepts that will expand Durkan’s product offerings and bring added value to our customers.”

Barshan comes to Durkan from Brintons, where she most recently served as a design consultant in the Chicago market. Throughout her tenure, she has become known for her contemporary and transitional design skills.  Clients laud Barshan for her ability to create practical designs that work well for their environments.   

Barshan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fibers from Savannah College of Arts and Design. She is based in Chicago, Illinois.

About Durkan

From the hotel lobby and corridors to guest rooms and ballrooms, casinos, and areas of assisted living facilities, Durkan is world-renowned as an industry leader in innovative design solutions and high-style, high-performance hospitality carpeting. With state-of-the-art Spectronics HD printing, Computer Yarn Placement (CYP) tufting technology and forward-thinking pattern and texture technologies, Durkan’s comprehensive line of patterned and custom carpet products provide the inspired design, advanced engineering and expressive style needed to set the right tone for every installation. Durkan is the hospitality brand of the Mohawk Group, a leading commercial carpet manufacturer and a pioneer in the design of sustainable carpeting. For additional information, visit or or call 800-241-4580. Connect with Durkan on Facebook and Twitter.