JSR’s Jane Rohde is no stranger to us here at i+s. Listen in to this episode as Jane explains how care models and improvements in the senior living market are at a tipping point due to the pandemic, which is driving change for the better.
When it comes to the wellness conversation, perhaps no one is better suited to talk about its relationship to the built environment than our newest advisory board member, Jessica Cooper. In this episode, Jessica discusses how her work at the International WELL Building Institute is helping to impact change at a massive scale and where she sees the trend headed in the years to come.
i+s board member Lindsay Wilson joins Robert Nieminen on this episode to talk about her passion for the workplace, and how the pandemic is accelerating change for the better. Join this conversation and learn more about Wilson’s design philosophy and what trends she anticipates in the years ahead.
*Thanks to our sponsor, Mannington Commercial.
HOK’s Director of Workplace Kay Sargent sits down with Robert Nieminen to talk about where she finds motivation in these trying times, the critical issues facing the profession, what trends we can expect to see ahead, as well as her professional and personal plans for the future.
Joe Miller, a team member at JCJ Architecture, discusses his new leadership roles in the architecture industry, as well as his passion for youth outreach to further educate students on potential careers in the A&D realm.
Guest Jane Rohde talks about her new CEU on resilient flooring with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute that’s available now on the interiors+sources website. Get a crash course on some of the material covered in this distance learning opportunity and learn some of the in’s and out’s about the materiality, sustainability and performance of resilient floorcoverings.
*This podcast was created in partnership with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute.
In this episode, guest Moira Murray of Ultrafabrics walks designers through the in's and out's of fabric specification for commercial design projects. From yarn construction, performance, cleaning and applications across different markets, Murray shares her insights so that specifiers can make the most informed decisions when selecting fabrics.
*Podcast was created in partnership with Ultrafabrics
*The How to Specify Series is sponsored by Interface
Specifying fabrics for healthcare environments can be daunting, especially in light of more stringent cleaning and performance protocols surrounding the pandemic. Members of the Association for Contract Textiles (ACT) join host Robert Nieminen to discuss important new guidelines and tests for specifying coated upholstery fabrics for healthcare settings.
*Thanks to Interface, who sponsored our How to Specify series.
Did you know felt is considered one of the oldest fabrics on record? In this episode, guests Steve Udolph and Taylor Hemmingway of CertainTeed talk about modern applications for this age-old and incredibly versatile material.
CEU Opportunity: Felt: A Time-honored Material & Modern Acoustic Marvel
*Created in partnership with CertainTeed
In this episode, guests Royce Epstein and Ramie Vagal offer their insights into the role that carpet and flooring can play in protecting the health of people and the planet in the COVID era, as well as the inspiration behind their new collections.
*Created in partnership with Mohawk Group
In this episode, we're taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming and airing a podcast from our sister brand, Meetings Today, in which staff writer Danielle Lebreck chats with Kevin Dana, executive director of marketing and product development at CORT Events, about the design, guidelines and trends for meetings, events and tradeshows during the current and post COVID-19 world.
In this episode, Designs for Dignity CEO and i+s Designer of the Year Jennifer Sobecki and D4D founder Susie Fredman discuss the non-profit's mission of empowering lives through pro bono design work. Find out how you can help support and celebrate D4D's 20th anniversary of changing lives one project at a time.
In an attempt to work without distractions, remote employees are starting to utilize vacant hotel rooms as an alternative office away from home. NELSON Worldwide designers share their thoughts on why this trend is growing, along with tips for hospitality designers to make these spaces more work-friendly.
Mohawk Group’s Smart City carpet collection reinterprets transit maps into soft surfaces. Contributing editor Sarah Kloepple explores this sustainably created flooring system with Mark Page, Mohawk’s senior director, creative design and development.
Transira Window Solutions embeds a shade between panes of glass so that dust and germs can't stick to the shade. Editor in chief Janelle Penny explores the details with Gantt Miller IV, Winco's sales representative for Northern California, and product specialist John Iffland.
As the pandemic forced the cancellation of trade shows like NeoCon, manufacturers had to come up with new ways to introduce products, so Snowsound created a VR showroom instead. In this episode, Sam Barry talks to Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen about the design, functionality and plans for this new, immersive experience.
Executive Vice President of Samuelson Furniture Michael Chalfin shares his top recommendations on the details designers and specifiers should keep their eyes out for when specifying durable furniture for hospitality spaces.
In this episode, Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen talks to guests John Higgs, Brandon Carmichael and Mark Starling of Corgan’s MediaLab about their experience working together to film the 360 VR video of Mannington’s Design Center in Atlanta, including the technology and approaches they used to create this immersive experience.
Take the VR Tour now.
What is holistic design and why should you consider incorporating it into your interior design process? Gala Magriñá, founder and principal of Gala Magriñá Design, discusses how bringing mindfulness to the forefront of our daily lives and design practices can help everyone to live happier and more successful lives.
Whether it’s implementing UV germicidal lighting or disinfecting air flow, lighting will play a significant role as commercial buildings reopen during and after the pandemic. Learn more from industry experts Tanya Hernandez and Cheryl English from Acuity Brands about how to capitalize on these innovative solutions as well as take advantage of strategic tax credits to help fund these upgrades.
*This podcast was created in partnership with Acuity Brands.
Think specifying commercial carpet is simple? Take another look (or listen) and join guest Bruce Campos with Starnet Worldwide Flooring Coop, as he recommends what designers and specifiers should look for when starting a project, as well as dispels some myths around carpet sanitation in light of COVID-19.
*Thanks to our sponsor, Interface Inc.
The pandemic has affected every industry, and retail has been hit particularly hard. Guests Kathy Craft Rich, industrial practice leader at NELSON Worldwide and Robyn Novak, Retail Practice Leader of FRCH NELSON, talk about what challenges retailers are facing now to keep shoppers safe as well as envisioning how retail design may change in a post-COVID world.
In this episode, Savannah College of Art and Design students James Jung and Heshan Li talk about the beautiful hand sketches they produced for the new Inspire by interiors+sources virtual showroom experience. Find out what they think about drawing by hand, what they learned and how they see the future of virtual tradeshows.
Take a tour of this unique showroom experience.
Decorative laminates and composite woods are some of the most sustainable choices for materials. Find out what makes them such a great choice in the fight against climate change and how they can impact human health in this discussion with guest Kenn Busch, founder of Material Intelligence.
*Thanks to our sponsor, Interface Inc.
In this episode of I Hear Design, guest Suzanne Nicholson of MEYER and ONE Global Design talks with Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen about a recent survey ONE Global Design conducted to find out how the work-from-home experience is impacting designers and considerations for implementing return to work strategies.
From outdoor seating to open-kitchen layouts, Wilson Associates' Michael Lawless and Keiko Matsumoto discuss the creative concepts designers are utilizing to help aid a smooth transition to a “new normal” for dining out.
Experience the art gallery concept that inspired the Belwith Keeler showroom, which also features its Hickory Hardware brand, and discover decorative hardware solutions that are described as "jewelry for your cabinets."
Learn more about the inspiration behind Focal Point's showroom, designed with biophilia in mind. The space is meant to be an area of relaxation for visitors, with such elements as hanging gardens and acoustic baffles.
Guest Susanne Angarano, principal at Vaysen Studio, discusses the importance of regenerative design; what it means and how designers can start thinking about not just "doing things better" but about "doing better things." Find out the advantages of using this approach over more traditional design methodologies in this insightful episode.
In this episode of I Hear Design, Acuity Brands’ VP of Architectural Ambient Lighting, Tim O’Brien, and Donna Sumner, Director of Product Marketing, talk about trends in architectural lighting and the role that technology is playing in the process.
*This podcast was created in partnership with Acuity Brands.
In this poignant, yet hopeful episode of I Hear Design, JSR Associates' Jane Rohde talks with Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen about how the senior living and eldercare markets have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as the death toll in the U.S. hits 50,000. But there may be a silver lining on the horizon as more designers ask about how they can affect change in public health policy and a design model that reflects person-centered care.
Find out what inspired the new Vantage Collection, a collaboration between designer Stacy Garcia and Brintons Carpet, and get an insightful look into how the wellness trend will shape design as we think about life in the midst of and following the pandemic.
*This episode was created in partnership with Brintons.
How can designers tell if a product is truly sustainable or if it’s just been greenwashed? And with all of the certifications out on the market, how do you know what they measure and what they don’t? Join Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen as he talks with Brad Miller and Jennifer Wammack of BIFMA about product sustainability standards.
*This podcast was created in partnership with Interface Inc.
Coronavirus has crippled the U.S. and global economy, with the hospitality industry especially hard hit. Estimates predict that 4 million hospitality jobs could be lost before the pandemic runs its course.
After COVID-19 is in the rear-view mirror, how will the meetings and hotel industry have changed forever? What will be the proverbial “new normal?”
Interiors+sources Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen discussed what this new world may look like with top designer Michael Suomi, founder of Suomi Design Works, for this I Hear Design Podcast.
From social distancing to a hyper-aware focus on cleanliness, the world of hospitality design and the meetings and conventions experience may never be the same.
Resilient flooring encompasses a wide variety of products, from tile to sheet and rubber, to more specific categories like rigid and flexible LVT. Join Mohawk Group’s Jackie Dettmar and Dana Wright as they walk us through the differences in these flooring categories and share their tips on how to find the best product for your project.
*This podcast was created in partnership with Mohawk Group
What do designers need to consider before specifying products for a new kitchen and bath project? How is COVID-19 going to change the way these spaces are designed to help prevent the spread of infection? Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen talks to Lorenzo Marquez of the Marqet Group to answer these questions and more.
*Thank you to our sponsors: Interface & Bradley Corporation
Hear how American tile manufacturer Crossville Inc. provides architects, designers and installers with research-based products, such as the new colorful Cursive collection, along with informative tile tools resources.
*This podcast was created in partnership with Crossville Inc.
Does a one-size-fits-all approach to acoustic comfort work for every occupant? What about people who are more sensitive to noise than others? Guests Reetika Vijay and Grzegory Kosmal from IA Interior Architects join interiors+sources editor-at-large Robert Nieminen to discuss acoustics and how to tailor it to occupant comfort.
Privacy pods have been popping up all across open offices to help solve the problem of unwanted noise and lack of space for focus work. Join editor-at-large Robert Nieminen as he talks to Jim Abraham, Steelcase director for Orangebox Americas Business, and Adrian Welch, global key account manager with Orangebox, about this trend and whether it's just a bandage or a viable solution for workplace design.
What can hospitals do to prepare for current and future outbreaks of contagious disease?
Jenny Han, director of healthcare design for Skender, joins i+s to explain how healthcare facilities can prepare to scale up operations, including a look at modular “pod” exam rooms for existing hospitals.
Mannington Commercial is relaunching its popular Amtico Signature flooring collection with fresh patterns, colors and customization tools. Hear all about its new features as part of our signature How to Specify series.
*This podcast was created in partnership with Mannington Commercial.
How do sound-masking systems work? Are they really effective in dealing with the noise issues in the workplace? And what should you look for when specifying a sound-masking system? Niklas Moeller of LogiSon Acoustic Network joins editor-at-large Robert Nieminen on this episode to answer these questions and more.
Finnish architects Michael Nieminen of Kliment Halsband Architects and Raija Clar of HMC Architects chat with fellow Finn and Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen about how their Scandinavian roots inform their approach to design, why Finns remove their shoes before entering a home or school and other fun facts about Finland.
As part of our How To Specify series, we’re taking a look at how flooring and wall solutions manufacturer Altro continues to innovate its products to improve the well-being of those who use them.
*Thanks to our sponsor Altro for the creation of this podcast.
Corgan's executive creative director Brandon Carmichael joins editor-at-large Robert Nieminen to talk about the applications, challenges, best practices and possibilities for AR and VR technologies in design practice.
The annual Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge and Wayfair Professional Tastemaker Awards are both currently accepting submissions for entries until March 15. Hear all about the details, including guidelines and prizes, now.
How do you know when data-driven design crosses ethical lines? When will artificial intelligence take over the world? Join editor-at-large Robert Nieminen and guests Joel Yow and Brett Nebeker of Linear A as they attempt to answer these and other burning questions.
Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen talks with four students from the Savannah College of Art and Design about a design concept they worked on and presented on “in-between spaces” to attendees at the event.
Guests Joel Yow and Brett Nebeker of Linear A talk to interiors+sources editor-at-large Robert Nieminen about data-driven design: what it means, and how to collect, interpret and leverage data for better design solutions.
Hightower co-founder and CEO Natalie Hartkopf talks to interiors+sources editor-at-large Robert Nieminen about the recent Dinner+Discourse event in Seattle where she participated in a panel discussion about the role of women in design leadership, and how the industry can become more equitable.
interiors+sources staff writer Sarah Kloepple chats with Dana Reeves, commercial practice leader for national architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann, about the trends that are shaping today's brick-and-mortar commercial retail spaces, as online shopping steadily increases.
interiors+sources associate editor Adrian Thompson and brand director Steven Sloan share the exciting story of Curios Unboxed - our revamped display hitting the seventh floor in theMART at NeoCon 2020.
In this episode of I Hear Design, Mark Sullivan and Megan Pritts with JZA+D talk with interiors+sources editor Robert Nieminen about the importance of cultivating new talent through mentoring, and what both young and seasoned professionals should look for in the mentor-mentee relationship.
Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen wraps up our three-part series on wellness by discussing the science behind how light impacts human health and sharing some resources and guidelines for designers and specifiers working on WELL projects.
Looking to learn more about interiors+sources' signature bi-annual Design Connections events? Associate editor Adrian Thompson and brand director Steven Sloan discuss the key details of February's upcoming program and how you can also get involved in the second installment in October.
In the second installment of interiors+sources' podcast series on wellness, editor-at-large Robert nieminen talks with Kathleen Hetrick and Heidi Creighton with BuroHappold in Los Angeles. They discuss what makes a building healthy and the tools that can help architects and designers make better specifying decisions.
Jane Rohde, principal at JSR Associates Inc. and conference chair for interiors+sources hosted-buyer event Design Connections, talks about the role of and need for community in the commercial interior and exterior architecture and design field.
To kick off 2020, editor at large Robert Nieminen and guest Holley Henderson of H2 Ecodesign explore the world of biophilia and how to leverage biophilic design in interiors projects for the benefit of occupants.
In this Fridays By Design, Sarah Kloepple gives an update on the unprecedented bushfires ravaging Australia that are being fueled by drought and high temperatures. She also provides content that aims to inspire designers to choose more sustainable solutions and products.
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Hans Nielsen, industrial designer for Visa Lighting, discusses how the company is incorporating the latest commercial lighting trends into its products, including comfortable, home-like aesthetics with softer shapes and finishes.
We're thrilled to announce the arrival of our inaugural event series, Dinner+Discourse, which will take place in major cities across the U.S. Listen to associate editor Adrian Thompson and brand director Steven Sloan discuss the details of what attendees can expect, including good cocktails and great conversations.
As wildfire season continues in California, it's important to be aware of the less-obvious hazards of wildfires (and building fires in general). Buildings that end up being destroyed and burned can emit hazardous toxins from different kinds of materials when they burn, including carpeting and piping.
This can create serious health concerns for occupants, first responders and even the surrounding community. Kathleen Hetrick, a senior sustainability engineer with BuroHappold, discusses her research on this topic, how to tell whether or not a material is toxic and the importance of lifecycle assessments. Listen now.
Sound can inspire or detract from a space, and shared spaces such as restaurants or open rooms can be difficult to control. Anthony Poon of Poon Design Inc. provides considerations and solutions for a positive experience in shared spaces.
*This podcast was sponsored by Snowsound.
Mecho’s motorized and manual shades have delivered quality solar control since 1969. Learn how the company continues to remain at the forefront of the window coverings industry with its innovative and high-tech treatments.
*This podcast was created in partnership with Mecho.
Sky Factory's products, such as the Luminous SkyCeiling and Digital Cinema line, are biophilic design elements that provide research-verified architectural solutions for a range of commercial interiors.
CEO and founder of wakaNINE John Cook explains how wakaNINE’s unique lighting fixtures are sourced from recycled materials around the world and promote the health and wellness trend that continues to rise within commercial interiors.
*Podcast was created in partnership with wakaNINE
interiors+sources Brand Director Steven Sloan reveals a glimpse at some of the themes that will be found in 2020 Curios boxes. Curios is our sample subscription box service that contains the latest samples from the interiors industry.
Designtex President Susan Lyons and Design Director Catherine Stowell talk about the new collaboration between Designtex and Bauhaus textiles masters tied to this year’s 100th anniversary of Bauhaus, and how the company is taking the past to re-imagine the future of design.
*This podcast was created in partnership with Designtex.
Slavi Younger, co-founder at Frasch, discusses how the company can work with designers to create personalized and innovative solutions to their acoustical challenges, ranging from custom spaces to technology integration.
Vice president of creative and design Shannon Cochran discusses Patcraft’s creative process for its 2019 commercial flooring collections and highlights how one collection in particular, Subtle Impressions, explores the imperfect beginning that led to an imaginative end.
*This podcast was created in partnership with Patcraft.
Are you one of the new attendees heading to Design Connections 2.0 this October? interiors+sources Brand Director Steven Sloan explains what you can expect at our sponsor-hosted roundtable discussions.
What does it take to create workspaces that are not only innovative, but foster innovation as well? Francis Cauffman Architects President John Campbell describes his seven-step process for designing these cutting-edge environments.
In search of new and exotic additions to showcase its brand, Studioart engaged Los Angeles-based designer Adam Hunter and Dallas-based Grove Studio to create two new cutting-edge collections. Hear from the designers how positive collaborations turned into one-of-a-kind products.
Nearly 30 years after opening its doors, Original BTC continues to specialize in creating handmade lighting fixtures made of unique materials.
Peter Bowles, the company’s founder and managing director, discusses how the British lighting company utilizes today’s top trends to produce lights that fit in any space for many years to come.
Commercial flooring and wall manufacturer Altro has been providing solution-based products for 100 years. Susan Drew, market segment manager for Senior Living and Residential Care at Altro, shares how evidence and research are used to influence the company’s product performance, and how Altro continues to approach aesthetics that create appropriate senior living environments.
*This podcast was created in partnership with Altro.
Member-owned Fuse Alliance just launched Fuse Technical. The program aims to help designers and architects keep their projects on track and on budget by providing the right technical information to effectively solve flooring issues.
Everyone loves the look and feel of real wood. But wood is not without its issues. Lisa Thornton from Egger Wood Products shares the many benefits of using laminate materials for items like desks and doors, including cost-effectiveness, lighter weight and more.
Camira's North American products are rich in wool, and so is its Chicago showroom. Hear how the company used sustainable fabric in rich jewel tones with spin top-like hanging fixtures to create a dramatic backdrop for NeoCon 2019.
Christoph Trappe sat down with NCARB CEO Michael Armstrong at AIA in Las Vegas 2019 and got an update on what’s happening with the industry, the history of architectural codes and education as well as who the key players are and what actually goes into licensing architects. Listen now >>
An expert from Wilsonart joins the I Hear Design podcast to discuss the importance of asking for larger samples of surface materials (laminate, quartz, etc.), especially when you’re considering a large-scale pattern. Listen now.
The Relaxing Floors collection from Mohawk uses research to uncover fractal carpet patterns in nature to reduce stress. Robert Nieminen, editor-at-large for interiors+sources talks about this thoughtful approach to design.
The "open office dilemma" poses a space issue for companies who find themselves growing out of their office setting. Christoph Trappe speaks with Cia Mooney from Watson about their solutions to this problem and how they help companies overcome these challenges.
Wallpaper technology—Christoph Trappe chats with Sandro Ciurcina from Gemanco Design about their evolution of the classic wallpaper. Sandro shares their new WaterProof System products for wet environments, like showers and gyms, 3D imaging as well as many other versatile options.
This podcast is produced in partnership with Gemanco Design.
John Stein, founder of Kirei, is in the Materials Pavilion at NeoCon 2019, speaking with Christoph Trappe. John reflects on the history and meaning behind his company that helped unite green design and beauty in the design industry. He also talks about how far acoustic design has come and what role his company has played in educating designers.
This podcast was created in collaboration with Kirei.
All designers face the pressure of creating something new—remaining relevant in an ever-changing design industry. In fact, it’s a common theme running through the showfloor here at NeoCon 2019. Iris Wang from Brentano has her own thoughts on this topic and shares her process with me as well the new Clear Water Collection.
Patient room furniture has a reputation of being comfortable by day and turns to a sleeping nightmare at night. From the NeoCon 2019 show floor, Christoph Trappe chats with Kim Sank from Wieland about their new featured products that combine both function and comfort.
Chief Content Officer Christoph Trappe joined Scandinavian Spaces Partners Thomas and Robert Jönsson in their booth at NeoCon 2019 to discuss how the company strategically uses color to inspire workplace creativity.
From the early days of OFS' founders kicking seeds in the dirt to today, OFS delivers sustainability at NeoCon 2019. Their philosophy for staying focused on sustainability is simple: "Do the right thing" and "Small choices make a big difference."
Following the successful original event in February, Design Connections 2.0 is a two-day, wholly hosted event in Palm Springs, CA. It will focus on Past vs. Future in Design and how technology is helping or hampering the design industry.
Is your space in need of a low-profile system to hide clusters of cables and bulky wires? Steve Batchelder, director of sales for Connectrac, explains how the young company's easy-to-install wireway systems can provide both power and cord management for any environment. Learn about Connectrac's newest system launching this year, which will be on display at Design Connections 2.0.
During the height of the interior design industry’s trade show season, several companies take advantage of the large gatherings to reveal their latest design competitions and results. Plus, interiors+sources reveals a sneak peek at its own competition taking place during NeoCon.
Terry Eaton, founder of Eaton Fine Art, has over 25 years of experience collaborating on art programs for international hotel brands. At the HD Expo in Las Vegas, he shares with us the current trends he’s seeing.
Known for its sustainable practices, Momentum Textiles and Wallcoverings discusses four hospitality design trends they’ve spotted. They are chatting with us during the 2019 HD Expo, held at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
In a category that can sometimes be too utilitarian, Stacy Garcia partnered with MTS to create sexy design and bring fancy furniture to public spaces and guest rooms in the hospitality industry. Chief Content Officer Christoph Trappe sat down with Stacy Garcia herself during HD Expo 2019 to discuss the idea of soft comfort and invigorated design.
Exhibiting at HD Expo this year, Sandler Seating brought several new and exciting products. Roy Sandler joins Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen to discuss their latest hospitality designs. High Density Stacking chairs in the HDS series. Wood Look brings the aesthetic of wood with the sturdiness of aluminum. Its fifteen year warranty guarantees a satisfying experience. Several variations of their seating options allow for unique customization. Ariane was designed by Martin Ballendat with the option of swivel base, swivel-and-tilt base, or four legs. Its Italian leather upholstery allows for around 60 color choices.
This episode is in partnership with Sandler Seating.
Design Core Detroit is the only U.S. city to be officially designated as a City of Design by UNESCO. Learn more about the nonprofit's initiatives and the results of its latest report, which highlights the progress of inclusive design projects across the city.
Be Original Americas works hard to promote and educate users and designers on the importance of authentic design. Learn more about the nonprofit's 2019 CEU courses, student design fellowship and upcoming events.
Are you looking to create a master design or architectural plan for your next big project? Founding principals of Duda|Paine Architects Turan Duda and Jeff Paine highlight some of their notable projects to explain what constitutes as a good master plan, and the factors A&D professionals should take into consideration.
Coverings 2019 is utilizing a modern makerting technique: influencers. Becca Sass, account supervisor for Coverings social media, selected eight design influencers like John McClain to digitally promote and cover this year’s show.
Founder and principal of Studio O Liz Ogbu is one of three keynote speakers at this year's NeoCon's, taking place in Chicago's the MART, June 10-12. Hear how her keynote presentation, Do No Harm: The Role of Design in Complicated Times, ties in with this year's human-centered design theme that will be highlighted throughout the 51st edition of the commercial design event. Listen to more podcasts.
NeoCon is hosting its 51st edition in Chicago's the Mart. Listen to what you can expect at this year's show, including the details behind three powerful keynote presentations that tie in with this year's theme.
The demand for power is changing how architects, designers and facility managers specify products for commercial spaces. With a growing need in every facet of life—whether for public charging stations, outlets at every workstation, or weathersafe charging—smart and sustainable electricity is more in-demand than ever.
With over 15 years of experience in commercial and residential building systems, Tyler Jennings of Legrand details how manufacturers are designing solutions to meet these needs.
Biophilic elements are at the forefront of commercial interior design. Interior landscape provider Ambius identifies six biophilic trends that are changing the way users work, live and play within the built environment.
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Discussions surrounding gender-neutral and more inclusive bathroom design have reached a high in recent years. Designer Lida Lewis, winner of Sloan's 2018 Restroom of the Future design contest, explains what an inclusive bathroom design might look like, misconceptions that surround these spaces, their benefits and tips for designers on creating a comfortable facility for all.
What is the economical state for the interior design profession? How much do designers make? Is the job field growing? Get the answers to all these questions and more in this week's live Twitter broadcast with staff writer Adrian Thompson.
Chief content officer Christoph Trappe chats with staff writer Sarah Kloepple about her recent stay at Arlo SoHo, a new hotel in New York that offers 150-square-foot micro hotel rooms -- but plenty of space for co-working on the main floors. They discuss both the benefits and drawbacks, and how hospitality design is evolving to meet the needs of frequent travelers and "urban explorers." Read the article and see the video tour
Spanish architect Luis Vidal explains NaTeCo, the term used to describe the inspiration behind Pittsburgh International Airport's new terminal design.
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interiors+sources' Robert Nieminen and Adrian Thompson highlight hot topics discussed during Design Connections 2019, including the significance of creating healthy relationships between emerging professionals and seasoned designers, along with the importance of labels.
Design Connections: Turning Ideas Into Reality
At TURF, the combination of acoustic properties and pleasing design creates ceiling systems that people will appreciate for years to come. Their systems are made from 99-percent post-consumer PET (polyester) plastic, with half of that coming from single-use water bottles, ensuring that sustainability is always top priority.
Christoph Trappe of interiors+sources and Buildings speaks with Zoe Post and Dustin Headley from Turf Design about their headquarters, products and how they help clients, “Put a lid on it.”
With the advancement of technology, human interactions are often set aside. Design Connections conference chair Jane Rohde and Studio Director of Puccini Group Nick Domitrovich share ideas on the opportunities for balancing this tech within various types of designed environments.
Social media and social responsibility can go hand-in-hand when orchestrated thoughtfully. However, challenges can come up along the way when deciding what information to include and how to post it to the public. Design Connections conference chair Jane Rohde and Susanne Molina, principal for ONE Design Collective, discuss how both can work together to lead to positive marketing outcomes.
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Christoph Trappe and Sarah Kloepple discuss their recent trip to the AHR Expo and tips for dealing with airport security during the government shutdown. Some of their airport security tips include showing up early, having plenty of entertainment or work, and having patience with unpaid TSA employees.
As the popularity of certification systems like the WELL Building Standard and Fitwell continue to grow, what does this mean for employees' personal expression? Design Connections conference chair Jane Rohde and senior associate for Stanley Wilcox Toni Wyre sit down to discuss the impacts of health and wellness certifications and more in the first segment of i+s' Design Connections podcast series.
Heimtextil is the world's largest textiles fair, and the first design trend event of 2019. Materials Intelligence founder Kenn Busch recaps the show's role in analyzing design trends along with specific directions that were explored during the four-day event.
Crossville is the first manufacturer to earn Green Squared certification across all US-manufactured porcelain tile products. As big tiles become mainstream, the question on everyone's mind is 'What are the benefits of big tile installation?' Frank Douglas, VP Business Development at Crossville, settles in with Mariah Obiedzinski of interiors+sources to discuss 2019 trends, the most popular tiles, the benefits of big tiles, and much more.
Everyone knows that the ways in which retail is changing for the consumer, but what should designers keep in mind? Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses the topic with Jonathan Lopez, Associate Principal and Design Director for Retail Design Collaborative.
The intertangled history of tile trends and Crossville is a long, fascinating journey. Mark Shannon, EVP of Sales, and Tim Curran, owner and CEO of of the Curran Group discuss tile in the interior design world.
Robert Sonneman has had a fascinating career in lighting design that has spanned fifty years. This week, Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses his history, the future of lighting design technology, and what interior designers need to know about lighting and wellness.
Meetings Today's Vice President & Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson talks with Omni Hotels & Resorts' Dan Surette, senior vice president of sales and marketing, and Laura Trussel McKoy, creative director and vice president of interior design, about the hard-charging brand's newest developments and design concepts.
Acoustics is more than a design buzzword: it's an important aspect of interiors. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discussed the basics of acoustic design with Hanson Hsu, principal acoustician and founder of Delta H Design Inc., a research, design, and build firm providing design and consulting services for architecture and acoustics since 1998.
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While healthcare design is seeing changes, from pulling in aesthetics from hospitality to addressing new policies like the Affordable Care Act, it still remains one of the most heavily regulated sectors for design. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses changes in the healthcare market and the ins and outs of healthcare design with Rebecca Donner.
Need to, Have to, Want to: How do designers truly balance work and life? Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses running a business and living life with Danielle Fennoy and Cece Stelljes, co-principals of Revamp Interiors, including the time they gave birth five weeks apart while running a successful firm.
A very special GreenBuild episode!
Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses the Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards with Rochelle Routman, director of sustainability for Metroflor. As a previous recipient of the WSLA, Routman will be announcing the WSLA Alumnae Group and Summit during GreenBuild, connecting female sustainability leaders with one another.
Get ready to love your space again! Benjamin Moore's 2019 Color of the Year is a calming Gray that transforms in different lighting. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses the hue with Andrea Magno, color and design expert at Benjamin Moore, as well as what designers should know when using it.
There are spaces, and then there are experiences. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale talks with Johnnie Rush, chief business innovation officer at The McBride Company about how his team transforms place into something more.
Carl Gustav Magnusson has been at the forefront of industrial design for decades, having started his career with Charles and Ray Eames. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses his history, thoughts, and favorite car with the man himself on this week's episode.
What does it take for a living walls company to make sure even the worst brown thumbs keep their system alive? Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale sits down with Nathan Beckner, lead plant designer of sagegreenlife to discuss their latest collaboration with Gensler.
With the ways in which office spaces are changing and evolving, what do designers need to know? That’s the question EIC Kadie Yale takes on with Allsteel’s Brandon Sieben, president, and Jan Johnson, vice-president of design and workplace resources.
A. Razzak Memon thrives on ever-changing technology, providing a total solution for current and future needs. He also has been a frequent flyer at 300,000 miles every year. Needless to say, he spends more time in airport lounges than anywhere else. Christoph Trappe and Adrian Thompson discuss some of his favorite lounges over the years.
Sustainability design has been an ever more important aspect of interior design and the way we live, work, and interact. In episode 7, Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses sustainable initiatives and the importance of footprinting over hand printing with Lisa Conway, VP of sustainability of design for Interface America’s.
Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, announces Sherwin-William’s 2019 color of the year, how it was chosen, and what you can expect to see in this contemporary hue in the next year.
On this episode of I Hear Design, Chief Content Engagement Director Christoph Trappe and Editor-In-Chief Kadie Yale sit down with the Executive Director of the Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit. His team deals in deconstruction and re-manufacturing for interior design and architecture of abandoned industrial structures and commercial structures in Detroit. Listen in on a conversation about a unique, often forgotten side of interior design and architecture.
Royce Epstein, a+d design director of Mohawk, discusses millennial pink with EiC Kadie Yale in this latest episode of the interiors+sources interior design podcast I Hear Design. Over the last several years, pink has made its way into the design industry—but why? Epstein and Yale discuss its origin story as a gender descriptor, why it’s so prevalent, and how long designers can expect it to stick around.
A discussion with Trenton Horinek from Hologenix, creator of Celliant. Our August Product Materiality is a reactive material that absorbs the heat from your body, converts it to infrared, and delivers it back to the body where it's absorbed into the skin tissue and bloodstream.
Although research began in the early 1990s, FDA Determined/Designation in 2017 has lead it to be used in a variety of textile products, including in collections for both Designtex and CF Stinson. The hope is that by using this product as upholstery on office furniture, it'll nix some of the health issues that occur when people sit too long.
Legendary architect, coder, and film director, Beverly Willis always likes to start with a question: “One of my favorite questions I like to ask, particularly to men, but also women: Can you name five women architects?”
In the first episode of your best choice in interior design and architecture podcasting, I Hear Design listens to and discusses the full interview of legendary architect Beverly Willis.
To keep up with the demands of the next generation of workspaces, companies have transitioned from traditional individual office spaces to open office floor plans. The answer? Booths. Booths that can be inserted into any open office floor plan. And there’s not just one exhibit, but many that showcase this innovative approach to a solve a very real problem.
Christoph Trappe is front and center at NeoCon 2018, and he sees a very interesting solution popping up.