officeinsight: Professional Associations
2.14.11 | A balanced view of interior design, representing a consensus of the international interior architecture/design communities is being sought by International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers. The magnificent and arduous effort by IFI leading to this consensus , Phase 2 of a five-phase project, is about to reach its denouement this couple of weeks.
1.31.11 | The Materials Research Collaborative, a two-year project of the Healthy Building Network (HBN) won an ASID Foundation (American Society of Interior Designers Foundation) $100,000 grant pursuant to Foundation’s support of endeavors that capture and disseminate knowledge, encourage innovation, and benefit the health safety, and welfare of the public through interior design research, scholarships and education.
1.10.11 | The IIDA Sustainable Design Forum Quilt Auction. Now in its third year, the idea originated with industry veterans Abigail French and Daniel Tillman transporting a time-honored practice of communal collaboration and creativity that gained popularity in rural communities and bringing it to the big city; the added twist was to encourage interior designers to save fabric memo samples from the landfill and use them to create the beautiful images displayed on their quilts.
11.01.10 | The sold out 2010 IIDA Color Invasion of last week was an event that, with each passing year, facilitates our business connections and friendships all the while redefining how networking is practiced in the New York design community. It also happens to be an essential part of the local design lifestyle.
10.18.10 | IDC’s Silver winners of the 2010 IIDEX/NeoCon Canada Innovation Awards are featured this week. Products selected celebrate the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers within the fields of design and architecture, and recognize outstanding achievements in new product design.
10.11.10 | IDC announced the winners of the 2010 IIDEX/NeoCon Canada Innovation Awards. This year, 59 products were selected to receive awards, which celebrate the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers within the fields of design and architecture, and recognize outstanding achievements in new product design.
IIDEX/NeoCon Canada 2010 was a watershed event, witnessing an increase of visitors from outside Ontario. The transfer of ownership of IIDEX from ARIDO to IDC produced a truly national show. Consider this meeting of East and West: Mogens Smed of Calgary-based DIRTT Environmental Solutions was deep in conversation with Christophe Jouanno of Extenzo Stretch Ceilings from Mirabel, Quebec.
Author Amy Tan was the guest speaker at IIDA San Francisco’s Leaders Breakfast honoring Jack Solomon and Orlando Diaz-Azcuy.
The American Society of Interior Designers – Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL) and i4design magazine produced and hosted the seventh annual Celebration of Design Gala at Chicago’s Chase Auditorium Theater on Sept. 23, 2010. More than thirty Illinois-based interior designers / design teams received a “Design Excellence Award.”
On September 15, 2010, Interior Designers for Legislation in New York (IDLNY) hosted a Town Hall meeting at the New York School of Interior Design. The event was the first of many planned opportunities to increase the involvement of the New York Interior Design community in promoting legislative efforts to enhance and protect the interior design profession.