Take a breather in the “Comfort Zone” Inspirations 2017 Maison & Objet Paris

How would you create physical calm in your home?  So that when you stepped into your space regardless of its size and structure, the constant demands and uncertainty of the world were washed away.

This inspired “Comfort Zone” from Maison & Objet  recently.

They suggest curves instead of straight lines, chairs made with tactile fluffy toys and tranquil colours to ease tension.

Do you think it’s possible to achieve a feeling of safety in a space using interior design and decoration?  If you think you are creative, have a passion for design and want to make a difference with a meaningful career, study our fully comprehensive Professional Interior Design Diploma Course and get the education you need to begin your career in interior design.

Rhodec International est. 1960, specialise in providing high quality, online interior design courses.

 

Future Kitchen

The Kitchen is often the hub of a house, how much could its design change in the years to come?

Shown at the recent NY design Week event Caesarstone and Pratt Institute have teamed up to give us a look at the self-sustaining kitchen of the future

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The Future Kitchen challenges technology and nature to work in unison. The concept is an experiment by Industrial Design students to create a self-sustaining space that operates through aquaponics, hydroponics, 3D printing, water filtration, indoor farming, composting and food storage.

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Image credits: http://www.caesarstoneus.com and inhabitat.com

 

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you like to study interior design, become part of an exciting industry, and learn how to channel your creativity, turning your ideas, and designs into form?  Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International has online courses that will suit you. 

Now with the opportunity to study the CAD Training Online (CTO) 100% online certified course in Revit Architecture for Interior Designers as an option that you can study instead of, or as well as, our Drafting Unit, thus bypassing traditional Drafting.  Please click here for further information about our Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.

Summer House

The summer holidays are almost here.  Are you jetting off to your summer house?

If not, we hope this will inspire you.  Villa Ypsilon, Finikounda Greece.

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Picture Credits to Dezeen and Lassa

Designed by the international architecture practice Lassa, the Ypsilon (or upsilon, used to refer to the Latin letter Y) shaped building appears to have seeped out of the ground with a green landscaped roof offering three distinct courtyards.  It is aligned to offer sea views toward Schitza, with further views to Sapienza, and the mountains to the east.  The structure nestles in the surrounding olive tree groves.

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Picture credits to Dezeen and Lassa

The 180 sq m interior was built-in seven months, using locally sourced concrete, terrazzo, and marble.

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Picture credits to Dezeen and Lassa

Lassa has two studios in Brussels and London.  Their Brussels studio allows them to test and pre-fabricate their ideas in real scale.  See their other project work here.

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you like to study interior design, become part of an exciting industry, and learn how to channel your creativity, turning your ideas, and designs into form?  Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International has online courses that will suit you. 

Now with the opportunity to study the CAD Training Online (CTO) 100% online certified course in Revit Architecture for Interior Designers as an option that you can study instead of, or as well as, our Drafting Unit, thus bypassing traditional Drafting.  Please click here for further information about our Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.

 

Rhodec International now with Revit CAD

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Here at Rhodec International we are proud to announce a major change to our Professional Diploma Course. We have listened to your wishes and believe we now have the best options to suit everyone.

We now offer the opportunity to study a 100% online course in Revit Architecture for Interior Designers as an option that you can study instead of, or as well as, our Drafting Unit, thus bypassing traditional Drafting completely if you wish.

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Rhodec have partnered with renowned US-based online specialists CAD Training Online (CTO) for a number of years, and we continue to offer you the opportunity to study their tailored, tutor-led Revit Architecture for Interior Designers course entirely from your own computer, just as you are able to study our own 100% online courses – but now with this major new benefit.

CAD Training Online - Revit for Interior Designers - Residential 3.jpgWe’ve been able to secure an extremely advantageous price for our students: just US$995 against the usual price of US$1395. This represents nearly 30% off the full, stand-alone course price, and surely represents the best value anywhere in the world for such a course of study. You will receive all the necessary software, 32 hours of real-time tutor-led training via the web, and 15 detailed instructional videos.

For full information on the new CAD option please visit our newly updated page.

See what former Rhodec/CTO Revit graduate Shani Olexa thought of her CAD Training Online’s Revit Course.

 

 

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you love to learn all about interior design, and channel your creativity?   Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International have online courses that would suit you.  From our Free “Sampler” Interior Decorator, and Interior Decorator courses, to our three year Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.  Visit us http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org.

San Francisco Design Week

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San Francisco Design Week returns to Pier 27 this year from the 14th-22nd June, celebrating its 10th anniversary with the theme, “Question Everything”.

This year, Design Week, produced by the American Institute of Graphic Arts/San Francisco (AIGA/SF), will again celebrate and promote San Francisco as America’s most influential design centre, creating a platform for inspirational design initiatives. Over 200 events across the San Francisco Bay Area will be offered from Silicon Valley to San Francisco, promoting ideas from more than 60 partners, representing the heart of San Francisco’s design community.

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Have you got a passion for design?  Would you love to learn all about interior design, and channel your creativity?   Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International have online courses that would suit you.  From our Free “Sampler” Interior Decorator, and Interior Decorator courses, to our three year Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.  Visit us http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org.

Candlelight by LED?

Love the atmosphere created by a real flame indoors without the associated dangers?  Well take a look at Mori London’s pair of handmade glass lamps.

Created by Mori London designer and founder Moritz Waldemeyer, the two pieces are titled ‘Midnight Oil’ and ‘Eternal Flame’

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Made with a small matrix of low temperature LEDs, which have been programmed to flicker and dance like a real candle. The technology is relatively simple and has the wonderful effect of fooling the eye into believing there’s a real flame inside.

Video and Image credits: http://mori.london

Moritz Waldemeyer, has a history of experimenting with the concept of lighting through technology, at the Versace Fall 2017 runway show he used liquid ink displays whilst back in  2004 for Swarovski and Ron Arad he created the  interactive chandelier  at the Milan Design Week.

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you love to learn all about interior design, and channel your creativity?   Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International have online courses that would suit you.  From our Free “Sampler” Interior Decorator, and Interior Decorator courses, to our three year Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.  Visit us http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org.

Clerkenwell Design Week

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Set in central London the annual Clerkenwell Design Week exhibition is due to take place this year from the 23rd to the 25th May 2017. Now in its 8th Year CDW has established itself as one of the UK’s leading independent design festivals.

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With a range of talks by industry professionals, alongside hosting furniture and interiors showrooms, to featuring new design projects and street spectacles, which are commissioned specially for the festival and displayed prominently around Clerkenwell. There is plenty to see and do with over the course of 3 days. All you need to do is register!

Clerkenwell Design Week takes place in various venues around Clerkenwell. Please see the online map for all locations and events.

 

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you love to learn all about interior design, and channel your creativity?   Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International have online courses that would suit you.  From our Free “Sampler” Interior Decorator, and Interior Decorator courses, to our three year Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.  Visit us http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org.

Grand Designs Live

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The popular UK Channel 4 TV design show presented by Kevin McCloud returns to London’s ExCeL

Running for 9 days, the 29th April –  7th May 2017 the show offers visitors a unique opportunity to see all the latest trends for the home as well as many products never seen before. The Grand Design Live exhibition hosts over 500 exhibitors and is set across seven different sections.

Highlights from last years show:

Image and Video Credits; https://www.granddesignslive.com

For further information,

Contact event organiser
0844 854 1348
info@granddesignslive.com

 

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you love to learn all about interior design, and channel your creativity?   Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International have online courses that would suit you.  From our Free “Sampler” Interior Decorator, and Interior Decorator courses, to our three year Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.  Visit us http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org.

 

 

Plumen 003 lightbulb: The London Design Festival

Award winning design studio Hulger, launched the new Plumen 003 low energy light bulb at The London Design Festival this week.

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Specialist lighting designer,  Claire Norcross designed the glass bell-like dome, and jeweller, Marie-Laure Giroux designed the tiered gold filament.

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The low energy light bulb serves two functions. It emits a warm ambient glow, and at the same time provides a downward spotlight. The warm soft glow compliments the space, and the LED’s ensure that tasks such as reading, or writing are sufficiently lit.

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The Plumen 003 is available early November.

Want to learn more about lighting?  Study our fully comprehensive Professional Interior Design Diploma Course and get the education you need to begin your career in interior design.

Rhodec International est. 1960, specialise in providing high quality, online, interior design courses.