Material ConneXion maintains a physical library of over 7000 materials and processes. The company relies on an independent jury of design practitioners to help it determine whether a new material or process is worthy of inclusion.
We’ve taken a step back to 2015 to see what the future of vertical living could hold. Lane Crawford invited the Peoples Architecture Office (PAO) to create installations to celebrate their 165th anniversary. PAO responded offering living spaces within steel ventilation shafts.
Happy Fourth of July everyone! Robert G Heft designed the American flag at the age of 17 as part of a school project. The design features 50 stars representing each state, and 13 stripes representing the former British colonies.
Celebrate by getting inspired by some innovative US based designers. San Franciscan interior design, and architecture giants, Gensler have designed the creative, and thoughtful 1+ million-square-foot workspace for the Facebook HQ Menlo Park, California.
Happy Canada Day everyone! George Stanley designed the Canadian flag, unofficially known as the Maple Leaf. The red field with the white square at its centre, and eleven pointed maple leaf is based upon the flag of the Royal Military College of Canada.
What better way to celebrate than get inspired by some amazing interior designers based in Canada. Commercial Designers Burdifilek add their unique touch to this redesign for luxury shoe store, Davids in Toronto….
If you feel inspired and would love to get on a path to a career in interior design, Rhodec International continues to provide high quality interior design education to students across the globe. Visit us http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org.
Front Design and Eco Wallpaper collaborated to bring a collection of three dimensional looking wallpapers. Using a plain white background, each design features pencil sketches tricking the eye and giving the illusion of depth, simply by using light and shadow.
The collection for Eco Wallpaper consists of nine wallpapers. They wanted paper to give a three-dimensional texture to walls. For the Weave pattern above they cut ribbons of wallpaper, wove them together, and made pencil drawings where all the shadows/shades and gradients were showing. This technique was also used for the other designs.
The designers aim was to create a light wallpaper pattern that wouldn’t darken a room. Using this concept, rooms can be kept bright, but with the added three-dimensional effect.
Canada’s IDS Interior Design Show Set to run from January 21st – 24th 2016 Now in its 18th year, IDS brings together the newest & most innovative of international and Canadian design. With three full days of inspirational exhibits, influential speakers & leading products, IDS is not just a fair — it’s a total design experience.
Image credits : interiordesignshow.com
Show Venue: METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE, North Building 255 Front Street West Toronto, ON, CA 416-585-8000 Full information can be found at http://www.interiordesignshow.com/
What does the future hold for homes? Like most things in this modern era The Guardian believes technology will play an ever increasing rôle in this fun article.
From the Garden to the Kitchen, there are companies, designers and engineers with some amazing tech already widely available, from Robot pets, building blocks constructed from natural cement churned out by bacteria to flooring that converts footsteps to energy. As technology advances at a rapid rate the possibilities are endless.
This amazing conference room and recreation area in Japan has been designed by Hiroki Tominaga – Atelier. The 130 pallets used came from what was already available in the printing company’s office space plus nearby buildings. The pallets used to construct the walls had to be custom made. We love how the pallet theme has been continued with the addition of sheets of glass to create the board tables. You can just imagine how the space would affect your senses when you walked in, and the designer mentions the smell of trees and the textures. Hopefully no splinters!
This image is taken from Tominaga Atelier http://www.ht-at.com/. Visit for lots more inspiring designs.
The Professional Interior Design Diploma has always been much more than an interior design course. With entire units dedicated to Drafting and Construction. For more information regarding course content see http://www.rhodec.org/subjects.htm.