Milliken-Ontera | Collaboration with International Designers | Insights and Trends in Global Design



Design Manager | Milliken-Ontera

James is an extremely innovative and artistic designer with the ability to push the boundaries of design to produce inspirational, coherent and functional products. He is a forward thinker with creative and technical knowledge, who exhibits local and global commercial awareness with a hands-on approach with his work and with his design team.

James has been leading the design within the Milliken-Ontera family for over 20 years and has been instrumental in the evolution of the Milliken-Ontera product portfolio.


Milliken-Ontera is a member of the Milliken group – a design driven, global manufacturing network that is a world leader in floor coverings, with cutting-edge designs. Being part of a global company, we are internationally connected with the architectural and interior design community - having innovative and immediate design resources at our fingertips.

We have evolved as a company with state-of-the-art products that support health and wellness, sustainability and the environment in the design world. Our competitive edge is finding creative ways and designs to enhance people’s lives through our product.

Our global network of leading designers shared their experiences and knowledge of the growing trends and insights that sees the future of design through a series of questions, which included:

  • What are the trends and influences they believe will shape interior design in the next two years?
  • How do they see Health and Wellness impacting design and architecture, and what developments would they like to see consequently?

Shashi Caan, Founder & Principal, The Shashi Caan Collective


Founder & Principal | The Shashi Caan Collective, New York

Founder and Principal of the Shashi Caan Collective, Shashi Caan is known for her ground-breaking work and thought leadership in uniting the multiple layers of architecture, interior and product design. As a practitioner, design futurist, educator and author, her dedication to furthering human betterment through and by design is reflected in her 25-year design career.

Angela Ferguson, Managing Director, Future Space | Australia


Managing Director | Future Space, Sydney

Angela Ferguson is a highly-regarded designer with more than 20 years designing residential, educational, recreational, retail and working environments. Her commitment to the design and delivery of innovative future-focused solutions has positioned her as a well-known thought leader in the industry. Angela is passionate about the built environment and the positive impact it can have on both individuals and corporate communities. 

Donald Cremers, Vice President & Senior Project Interior Designer, HOK


Vice President & Senior Project Interior Designer | HOK, San Francisco

Donald Cremers has broad experience on projects within the workplace, public, education, hospitality and healthcare markets. Always working closely with the architecture, Donald designs healthy interiors that respond to the context of the site and structure in which the interior exists.

Angie Lee, Principal & Design Director - Interiors, FXCollaborative


Principal and Design Director – Interiors | FXCollaborative, New York

Angie Lee provides strategic vision and oversight for interior environments across a wide range of scales and project types. A registered architect with a focus on corporate, commercial, and residential interiors, Angie carries a unique multifaceted approach that integrates design, technology and art in her work.


Milliken-Onteras culture is supported by the Milliken culture... Doing Good!

Doing good transcends into multiple areas of our business. It’s about doing good for our staff, our customers, the communities we live in. It’s about ensuring the products we produce can do good for their final purpose.

This is where our Design for Good concept became reality. It was developed and embedded into the Milliken-Ontera culture to ensure we provide the best possible outcome for our customers and the occupants of the spaces we are providing carpet flooring for.

It is one thing to create and market carpet, yet it’s another thing to truly understand and provide a positive impact with environmental and sustainable, health and wellness benefits, in what we design and the purpose it serves.