3.4.12 | IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, Canada’s largest design expo and conference, is developing a personality and purpose that makes it distinctly different from any other design show in North America. It intends to explore and exploit what should exist, but is too often missing, in our built environment: the natural synergy between architecture and interior design. A press conference hosted by Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and Architecture Canada-Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) indicates that, in Canada, architects don’t just respect interior designers, they’re courting them.
- IFI President's Message | Design For All - A World Wide View
- IIDA Accepting Applications for 2015 Educator and Member of the Year Awards
- CIDA Award for Excellence Call for Entries
- Configura Announces Free March CET Designer Webinars
- CIFF 2015: Guangzhou in March, Shanghai in September
- Architecture of Independence – African Modernism Exhibition at Vitra Design Museum Gallery
- Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design: Mar. 14 – Sep. 13 at Vitra Design Museum
- Vitra Sale March 5-19
- Tandus-Centiva Announces Designer Takeover by Suzanne Tick
- Fabrics Inspired by the KnollTextiles Archives Introduced
- Bentley's Math Club Collection Celebrates Design Geeks
- Steelcase Unveils New WorkLife Los Angeles
- National Office Furniture Opens Boston Showroom
- Inscape Announces Key Sales Appointments
- Teknion Recognizes Its Top Dealers at Annual Conference
- ATI Decorative Laminates Creates ATI University
- ASID-IL 2015 Design Summit to Focus on How Psychology and Environment Impact Design
- Join IIDA IL for a First or a Second Round
- IIDA-IL #Photobash Mar. 26
- Apr. 9 - IIDA NY Knowledge Forum: Student Work Sample Review
- Mar. 16 - IIDA NY Pioneering Design Lecture: Dwell Media's Michela O’Connor Abrams
- LIGHTFAIR® International 2015 to Celebrate International Year of Light
- New Illinois Legislation to Expand Rights for Interior Designers
- Letter for Advocacy
- IIDC Capital Day 2015
- Join Us Feb 26 for a Webinar with the 2014 Changemaker
- Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice
- FXFOWLE Launches New Monograph and Related Exhibition
- Spector Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary
- ASI Fusion Wood Panels Help Write New Chapter in Adaptive Reuse Story
- Introducing Kundek from Community
- Teknion Textiles Introduces New Nomads Collection by Suzanne Tick
- Carnegie Introduces Roy G. Biv
- 3form Debuts Pattern+Color in Varia Ecoresin
- New Floating Light From FLOS
- LaMar Lighting Introduces Decorative Shade Luminaire
- Swopper Introduces the 3Dee Active Office Chair
- HPFI® Customer Service Update
- BIG Expands the Partnership
- Rosanne Somerson Appointed President of Rhode Island School of Design
- Suzanne Tron Joins The Viscusi Group as Vice President
- SANDOW Announces Leadership Changes at Interior Design
- HFA Receives Arkansas American Planning Association Award
- Ted Moudis Associates Wins IFMA Awards
- Exert Influence: Submit an A&D Presentation for METROCON15 by Feb. 27
3.4.12 | This year, for the first time in its 34-year history, the Pritzker Prize is going to a Chinese architect. This award is not just a landmark for the design world's nearest equivalent to a Nobel, but it signals China's rising status in the world of design. The work of the 2012 recipient, Wang Shu, shows vividly that the architecture profession in China can now produce the kind of high-profile work that wins international attention – and is ready to handle commissions of worldwide significance.
3.4.12 | Some companies have a tradition that tends to perpetuate itself, a sort of Newtonian law of momentum. In the contract furnishings area, Knoll is one of them. So, when Suzanne Tick stepped down as creative director for Knoll Textiles, we were not surprised that her successor, Dorothy Cosonas, would pick up that baton and take this enterprise to its next achievements. Just last year, her work was featured in an exhibition on KnollTextiles at the Bard Graduate Center in New York. Now, seven new Knoll Textile offerings have been select for the permanent collection of Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum.
3.4.12 | It seems clear that the clothes we wear have some influence on how we think, but this topic has not been thoroughly researched. A new study indicates that clothes influence us in the same sorts of ways as other elements of our physical environments – both their physical and symbolic parameters have an important influence on our thought processes.
2.27.12 | The work of the resource director in an architecture or design firm is tricky business. It’s best to have a professional in your corner, though most design firms either can’t afford a full-time librarian or find it hard to see their value, often because they previously depended on interns for the position. In 2009, Peter Carey created Streamline Material Resourcing to give design firms a cost effective way to satisfy their needs for product and material research based upon their current client and project needs.
2.27.12 | Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. founded the GOOD DESIGN program now administered by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The GOOD DESIGN Awards bestow international recognition upon the world's most prominent designers and manufacturers for advancing new, visionary, and innovative product concepts, invention and originality, and for stretching the envelope beyond what is considered ordinary product and consumer design. We present a selection of the 2011 GOOD DESIGN AWARDS.
2.27.12 | The International Interior Design Association, New York chapter’s yearly program is a stunning and energizing array of educational, charitable and fund-raising events driven by the talents, curiosity and charitable-inclinations of the the IIDA-NY community. One of its new events – apparently picking up a previous endeavor of ACT - is the annual Quilt Auction. This year’s event, held at the Haworth showroom, produced some striking quilts and raised over $7,000.00 for Fiver Children’s Foundation.
2.27.12 | John Quelch and Katherine Jocz focus on retail environments, but their major points, including the importance of continuing to recognize local cultures as business decisions are made, are applicable to design of other sorts of spaces, from workplaces to public parks to healthcare facilities and residences.
2.20.12 | Last Thursday, contract furniture manufacturer, Allsteel, officially opened its New York Resource Center, committing extra space to more completely portray its furniture solutions for the complex and unpredictable urban workplace interiors of New York. “We believe that it will help clients make major decisions by being able to better relate our products and product vignettes to their individual design projects,” said Allsteel’s Katie Duffy.
2.20.12 | Kris Manos is back in the saddle again, literally. She has moved to Temple, TX, about an hour north of Austin, to take the reins of Wilsonart International, a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and the leading manufacturer of residential and commercial laminates and other surfacing products. She is one of the female senior executives that the contract furniture and A&D communities are very fortunate to have
2.20.12 | Last week, Gensler announced Tina Uznanski is the winner of the 2012 Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship competition. In receiving this announcement, I was encouraged by some of the aspects of this competition that elevate it above some of the other competitions of which I am aware. Ms. Uznanski writes: Suspended in the shifting stacks, the books densely line the labyrinth’s pathways. The hand gently collects a single book by gripping the hardened fabric of the spine . . . . With the shift of tightly gripping fingers, the wheat paste hardened fabric brings the mind into another world.
2.20.12 | For buildings of any complexity, good architecture requires a reasonably solid grounding in the related interior design principles and practices. Common sense suggests this and experience confirms it. Cornerstone Architectural Group has found that interior lighting, with its functional, aesthetic and energy concerns, illuminates this understanding. There are many ways in which interior design knowledge can be integrated into any building project, for example, when lighting manufacturers such as Finelite provide training and seminars to the A&D community.
2.20.12 | Need to help people find their way through a maze of corridors? M. Hidayetoglu and his colleagues’ recent findings about color in hallways can help you get travelers to their destinations. The researchers describe why they undertook their study: “This study was designed to … help designers create a ‘perceptible environment.’