#virtual interior design

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This company is redesigning how it works with virtual reality

Interior construction company DIRTT (Doing It Right This Time) is using Oculus Rift headsets to show clients exactly what their banks, office buildings, and other projects look like before construction has even begun.

The company designed a wireless set-up that includes a backpack and Polhemus technology, which uses an alternating current magnetic field to track movement. Clients can walk around the room untethered and experience everything from the layout of the furniture to the location of the columns and windows.

“We allow the physical freedom to explore, and as part of that we’ve also integrated technology for motion tracking,” Barrie Loberg, CTO and co-founder, says. “When you physically walk forward, you walk forward in your virtual world. It’s an extremely compelling experience for the participant and it eliminates the motion sickness that’s common with VR because we’ve completely synchronized your physical motion with the virtual motion.”

DIRTT developed its ICE 3D design and specification software 10 years ago for 3D visual communication, and recently integrated VR into their custom set-up. The company, which generated $187 million for fiscal 2014, has seen its business increase while also saving clients time and money by offsetting expensive fixes before they physically occur.

Loberg points to a recent oil and gas project the company was working on, where the client’s design included a large column in their floorplan. They could see it in the plan view and in the renderings, but they weren’t sure if it was going to be a problem until they put on the HMDs. They unanimously agreed the column was in fact a big problem, and they changed their design.

“People need to form their intent and vision into a design, and they need to commit to purchasing that design so we can move forward,” Loberg says. “What VR does is take all of this to an entirely new level. With VR, you can feel the space! You are in the space, you are experiencing the space in a way that wasn’t possible before.”

DIRTT president Scott Jenkins credits video games for leading the wave of VR advances over the past few years. DIRTT built its ICE platform on video game technology and will soon be using consumer VR headsets designed for gaming to transform the interior construction industry.

“As soon as one of the VR units becomes commercially available, our plan is to send it to our entire distribution sales network so people around the world can experience VR with ICE and what it means for interior building,” Jenkins says. “We envision hundreds of people using it immediately within our network, and then ultimately growing to our end users. Ultimately, our VR experience will connect right to your computer in the way that a mouse connects today.”

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Interior construction company DIRTT (Doing It Right This Time) is using Oculus Rift headsets to show clients exactly what their banks, office buildings, and other projects look like before construction has even begun.

The company designed a wireless set-up that includes a backpack and Polhemus technology, which uses an alternating current magnetic field to track movement. Clients can walk around the room untethered and experience everything from the layout of the furniture to the location of the columns and windows.

“We allow the physical freedom to explore, and as part of that we’ve also integrated technology for motion tracking,” Barrie Loberg, CTO and co-founder, says. “When you physically walk forward, you walk forward in your virtual world. It’s an extremely compelling experience for the participant and it eliminates the motion sickness that’s common with VR because we’ve completely synchronized your physical motion with the virtual motion.”

DIRTT developed its ICE 3D design and specification software 10 years ago for 3D visual communication, and recently integrated VR into their custom set-up. The company, which generated $187 million for fiscal 2014, has seen its business increase while also saving clients time and money by offsetting expensive fixes before they physically occur.

Loberg points to a recent oil and gas project the company was working on, where the client’s design included a large column in their floorplan. They could see it in the plan view and in the renderings, but they weren’t sure if it was going to be a problem until they put on the HMDs. They unanimously agreed the column was in fact a big problem, and they changed their design.

“People need to form their intent and vision into a design, and they need to commit to purchasing that design so we can move forward,” Loberg says. “What VR does is take all of this to an entirely new level. With VR, you can feel the space! You are in the space, you are experiencing the space in a way that wasn’t possible before.”

DIRTT president Scott Jenkins credits video games for leading the wave of VR advances over the past few years. DIRTT built its ICE platform on video game technology and will soon be using consumer VR headsets designed for gaming to transform the interior construction industry.

“As soon as one of the VR units becomes commercially available, our plan is to send it to our entire distribution sales network so people around the world can experience VR with ICE and what it means for interior building,” Jenkins says. “We envision hundreds of people using it immediately within our network, and then ultimately growing to our end users. Ultimately, our VR experience will connect right to your computer in the way that a mouse connects today.”

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#online interior design degree

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Why choose The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division for online education?

Here’s how you know you belong here: You’re ready to be challenged and see yourself thriving in a creative career. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division is a leader in online creative arts education, with over 25 fully online programs. Our experienced faculty* mentor and inspire, and our students form a community that’s supportive and collaborative. We’re ready when you are: Take that first step to doing what you love, for life.

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Over $150 million in full and partial scholarships.

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Pursue your education and passion on your schedule.

You want and need an education that’s built around your busy life. See how The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division supports students just like you, from day one all the way to graduation.

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#interior design manchester

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MULTI AWARD-WINNING SPECIALISTS IN:
Interior Architecture Creative Space Planning Interior Design Furnishings Supply Installation

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The Design Practice by UBER

About UBER

About us

The Design Practice by UBER is a multi award-winning team of interior architects and designers able to fulfill classically elegant restorations through to the most contemporary of styled new properties and all manner in between. Directed by Simon Evans our design team helps clients stamp a completely individual mark on their surroundings.

Our Society of British Interior Design accredit talent has been recognised at the highest level, both with accolades and indeed commissions. Winners of 4 International Design & Architecture Awards in consecutive years, finalist in The Andrew Martin Designer of the Year (vol 17) something the Sunday Times call “The Oscars of the Interior Design World”, the practice is currently engaged in over 20 world-class residential property projects both local and international.

We have no typical customer. Our work takes from an African holiday home to a vast Golfing Lodge getaway in Scotland, a comfortable and luxurious family oriented farm conversion in Cheshire to a classical family home in Surrey. And our full architectural and design services were required along with Government liaison for a breaking exclusive development of glass houses in Gibraltar.

The Team

We are privileged and proud to have such a dedicated and talented ‘UBER family’. It is a pedigree pool of Interior Architects, Interior Designers, technicians and support staff all driven with the same passion and dedication that unites us to make us an exceptional team.

Partners

Another area which stand us apart is our selective use of ‘best in class’ partner companies. Rather than in-house limitations we choose to offer a variety of services ‘from a menu’ using trusted relationships with industry leaders for: home automation and security, pools and spas, landscape architecture etc as well as our renowned construction and craftsmen. This allows you the freedom to pick and choose the services you require or utilize a full suite for a turnkey solution safe in the knowledge you’re using an established collection of world-class companies.

Service

Although the nature of our projects differs wildly, our service level does not. Every assignment receives the same dedication, creative talent and logistical support. You are also in full control. You choose an agreed monthly fee for our services, depending on how much (or how little) your project requires.

In this day and age every customer is quite rightly looking for value for money. Not only is our expertise covered in a fixed approach, but we have a linked relationships with supporting team partners to offer the best in high-end bespoke craftsmanship. By being both a design consultancy and the owner of a magnificent showroom, we have access not just to the award-winning creative talent but the best merchandise from a jealously guarded network of suppliers spanning the world at great prices.

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Senior Interior Designer vacancy

We are currently recruiting for the vacant role of Senior Interior Designer. The successful candidate will be based either in our renowned luxury Cheshire showroom or our Esher, Surrey office and will be part of our multi-discipline high-end Interior Design Team. We are currently engaged in projects ranging from small refurbishments to large scale high-end [ ] View Article

Vogue rising stars of interior design

February 12, 2016

Vogue magazine says “Rising stars. with more strength and depth than any other Interior Design Agency we know of” View Article

Walmsley Fold Farm video

Walmsley Fold Farm video – fly through this incredibly hedonistic yet everyday liveable family home. Also Michelle Keegan visits Las Tortugas villa in Pollensa, Majorca View Article

Celebrating the Man Cave

When we say the words man cave we mean it in a positive way, bear with us. Yes we know it can conjure up quite unsavoury concoction of smoky, alcohol-fuelled dimly lit rooms that pass as a hideaway for the big game with the boys, or a that special poker night in. Well, these collection [ ] View Article

Senior Interior Designer required Now filled

October 23, 2014

UPDATE Jan 2015:Position now filled Senior Interior Designer Vacancy We are currently recruiting for the vacant role of Senior Interior Designer. The successful candidate will be based in our renowned luxury Cheshire showroom and will be part of our multi-discipline high-end Interior Design Team. We are currently engaged in projects ranging from small refurbishments to [ ] View Article

Art of Design Magazine article

Delighted to be the showcase feature article in the recent edition of The Art of Design magazine for our Vicarage Georgian restoration and enlargement project. The respected industry magazine have delivered over 70,000 copies to subscribers, and give-aways at key interiors exhibitions. The full magazine is available as a viewable flip magazine on issuu.com [ ] View Article

North Yorkshire Luxury Homes Interiors feature

In the second ever publication of the beautifully produced publication North Yorkshire Luxury Homes Interiors we we re thrilled to be showcased with a six page article of our award-winning Gleneagles super home. The stunning home set on the world famous golf course has incredible views to the third flag as well as woodlands beyond [ ] View Article

Winter 2013/14 Bridge for Design magazine article

January 16, 2014

We we re delighted to be featured with a comprehensive article by one of our favourite interior design magazines, Bridge for Design this Winter. The piece features a round up of our projects to date and an interview with Simon Evans owner and design lead for the company. In this inaugural issue for the new editor, [ ] View Article

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#interior design showrooms

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Caravan
Emily Chalmers disseminates her thrifty style through books, styling and, of course, her East London store. Book an appointment to see quirky finds by the likes of Ruth Winding and Deborah Bowness.
5 Ravenscroft Street, London E2 (caravanstyle.com )

Christian Liaigre
The Parisian interior designer’s first London showroom displays furniture inspired by his own projects. Each piece epitomises the refined and elegant style for which Liaigre is renowned.
52–53 Conduit Street, London W1 (christian-liaigre.fr)

Collier Webb
‘I grew up with Andrew Webb and his company – which he co-owns with Geoff Collier – is my go-to for highly crafted metalwork and fittings, all available in specialised finishes,’ says interior designer Guy Oliver. See the range at the brand’s Pimlico Road gallery.
68 Pimlico Road, London, SW1 (collierwebb.com )

Francis Sultana
London-based furniture and interior designer Francis Sultana has clients around the world, including a number of major arts patrons. Much of the furniture he creates is influenced by the styles of the 1920s and 1930s, with other influences drawn from nature. Visit his showroom to browse the collection or seek expert advice on everything from interior design to sourcing art and antiques for your home.
60 Fulham Road, London SW3 (francissultana.com )

Guillaume Alan
The Mayfair showroom of this architectural designer – whose pieces have featured in fashion shoots for Chanel and Tom Ford – portrays his understated, luxurious aesthetic. Alan’s inspirational room sets are a monochromatic ode to French minimalism.
1 Hay Hill, London W1 (guillaume-alan.com )

Katharine Pooley
This Knightsbridge boutique specialises in high-end furnishings, luxe homeware and objets d’art. Award-winning interior and architectural designer Pooley and her 20-strong team have taken on commissions for the likes of Harrods, Heathrow’s Terminal 5 and exclusive private properties including a chalet in Verbier and palaces in Kuwait and Qatar.
160 Walton Street, London SW3 (katharinepooley.com )

Ochre
Uniting careful craftsmanship with luxurious materials, this interior design brand – which has outposts in both London and New York – specialises in furniture, lighting and accessories. Founded by British designers Joanna Bibby and Harriet Maxwell Macdonald in 1996, it now works on a wide range of design projects for private residences, boutique hotels and restaurants worldwide.
46-47 Britton Street, London EC1 (ochre.net )

Pentreath Hall
Co-founded by architect and interior designer Ben Pentreath (whose Bloomsbury practice is just around the corner) and decorative artist Bridie Hall, this shop stocks contemporary and classic homeware, from mugs bearing Eric Ravilious illustrations to stripy Provençal-chic tea towels by Les Toiles du Soleil.
17 Rugby Street, London WC1 (pentreath-hall.com )

Staffan Tollgård
Interior designer Staffan Tollgård’s Chelsea showroom represents his inimitable style. While each of the global brands on display has its own look, Tollgård envisages a ‘red thread’ that connects them all. Products are made to order and the design team can provide everything you need for a project, from fabrics to wallpapers. Look out for folded-silk lights by Aqua Creations.
Grosvenor Waterside, Gatcliff Road, London SW1 (tollgard.co.uk )



#scandinavian interior design

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Why I like it: For that designer item you ve always wanted or that unique piece for your home you are still hoping to find, HORNE is the place to go. It is a fantastic source for some of the best brands and modern designs. Shipping to: Worldwide Shipping from: United States About the shop: Our promise is to only.

Why I like it: A treasure trove of handpicked goods from vintage furniture and books to menswear and home accessories. A visit to their brick and mortar shop on Haarlemmerdijk 31, Amsterdam, is a must. Six and Sons also won Best Online Shop in the category Lifestyle at our Shop Awards 2015! Shipping to: Worldwide Shipping from: The Netherlands About.

Why I like it: I am a big fan of this Award-winning skincare company. The ingredients for this products are sourced from Iceland s pure environment: glacial water, Arctic cloudberry and cranberry, among others A natural blend that replenishes the nutrients that stress depletes. All products are free of parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, chemical sulfates, and phthalates.

Why I like it: Top notch perfume, body care, home fragrances and accessories created with a distinct focus on craftsmanship and quality. Shipping to: Europe the United States Shipping from: Sweden About the shop: The Stockholm-based fragrance house was founded in 2006 by Ben Gorham. A native Swede born to an Indian mother and a Canadian father.

Why I like it: It s a treasure trove for the modern, stylish man. It has a broad selection of wish list-worthy goods, from clothing, shoes, home accessories, watches, bags and much more. Shipping to: Worldwide Shipping from: United States About the shop: Launched in 2013 as the brother site to Shopbop.com, East Dane is a thoughtful, straightforward.

Why I like it: Not many Canada-based shops have such a great assortment of modern furniture, lighting and accessories from top brands. A go-to place for a special gift or to finally splurge on that designer piece you ve been eyeing for a while. Shipping to: North America Shipping from: Canada About the shop: The Modern Shop is 100%.



#interior design perth

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Specialist Interior Design Experts in Perth

Perth’s Leading Interior Designers

With over 20 years experience in interior decorating luxury residential home in Perth, Venina offers a range of interior design consulting services working with home owners, developers and builders. Our designers strive to create minimalist and contemporary designs while incorporating beauty and grace from classical designs.

Venina also offers individual room fit outs including Kitchens, Bathrooms, Laundries, Studies, Entertainment Units and Cellars. Venina specifies all selection and fittings as well as providing floor plans, elevation and 3D designs.

Our interior design service also goes as far to give advice on appliances and to specify the jobs of particular trades. These are tailored to suit the client particular needs, and takes into account themes, space and budgets.

Venina can apply themselves to any residential or commercial situation as 20 years of experience has given them a great deal of knowledge that we are happy to use to the clients advantage.

Why Choose Venina Interiors As Your Interior Designer In Perth?

Our designers and decorators have the skills to create an effective interior design style for your home to suit your lifestyle and tastes.



#software interior design

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Gone are the days when planning an interior design project or home remodeling just relied on a tape measure, pencil, pad and our imagination. Today, modern technology offers interior design professionals and amateurs various rendering and visualization tools. With some of these, anyone can draw a floor plan and preview it in 3D within several minutes. This is great news, especially for anyone who wants to try their hand at home design and remodelling themselves without having to spends hundreds of dollars and hours of formal training on AutoCAD or ArchiCAD products.

Over the last few years I have tried many of the free interior design softwares available and I have put together a selection of my top, 3 that are both easy to learn and cost nothing to use.

ROOM SKETCHER HOME DESIGNER

This software is amazing if you want to sketch a floor plan very quickly and then also take a look at it in 3D mode as you design. It is very user-friendly and offers a huge endless array of features to design home interiors and gardens. Here are some of the features it offers:

  1. You can choose a floor plan layout of the room from a list provided and modify it to match your own property or you can start from scratch. It has a built in drag and drop feature for walls, furniture and fittings, which meant it only took me a small amount of time to get started and master the software.
  2. There is a huge selection of various construction elements windows, doors and stairs that are easily modified to exactly depict the ones in the property you are working on. You can even adjust the direction that doors open into a room and set how far open or shut you would like it.
  3. The list of furnitures and materials available is extensive, you can select from hundreds of wallpapers, paints, tiles, flooring and carpets. Your ideas will never be limited when designing and there are many popular brands including Ikea, Restoration Hardware, West Elm and Crate Barrel.
  4. Once you place the furniture on the plan you can move them around, resize, rotate or delete. The list of various objects in the library is huge, so you will probably find what you are looking for (or at least a similar object).
  5. If you make a mistake, there is no need to start again just click on the particular feature you don t like (wall, door etc.) and modify or delete it.
  6. The coolest feature is the ability to preview a plan in a 3D mode. Using the camera icon on the floor plan, you can take a snapshot of the room in seconds and then saves these to your project.
  7. It is a web-based software, which means you don t have to download anything and can access your drawings from any computer with an internet connection.
  8. There are great project presentation pages where you can show off your design to friends. Also you can save your designs to your computer and print out your design.
  9. If you ever get stuck or want to discover new features, there are dozens helpful video tutorials available on the website and how-to guides on the blog.

As you probably guessed this program offers interior design planning with products from Ikea catalog. Let s have a look at this software in detail:

  1. It has two available modes on the screen: 2D and 3D, so you can immediately preview how selected product or finishing looks in the actual space.
  2. The installation is not very straight forward, so if you have any troubles trying to download it, follow instructions in this guide here.
  3. To create a plan of your room you need to choose from the suggested layouts (limited to 9) and then specify your own dimensions (you can also change the size of the room by simply clicking and pulling the walls in the required direction). Unfortunately you can t create your own layout.
  4. You can select doors, windows and other fixtures from the catalog provided. Placing them on the plan happens by double clicking the selected item and then moving it on the plan to the required location.
  5. The door opening, position of handles also can be changed pay attention to the options window in the right sidebar.

  1. Unlike Ikea Home Planner, designing in Roomstyler is not limited to one brand, but instead offers a huge selection of items from various manufacturers, including Ikea, John Lewis, Moooi and others.
  2. This software is also web-based and you can immediately start working on your design without necessity to download something.
  3. Once you plan all your changes are seen in 3D mode little window in the right sidebar which you can change too full screen mode if you wish.
  4. Here you can draw your own walls or select from a layout.
  5. It is based on drag and drop function so it is easy to accommodate any feature on the plan and then modify it using the options window. Once you place any item on your plan, you can see all product information in the left sidebar.
  6. Another interesting feature Roomstyler offers is possibility to upload your own pictures and apply them to photo frames, window scenery or even creating your own wallpaper.
  7. The colour palette of paint offers hundreds of various hues, however once applied to the actual walls they do look a bit different.
  8. After finishing your project, it offers the opportunity to view it in high quality 3D photo.

Would you like your software to be featured on L’ESSENZIALE blog? Please visit this page or contact me to get more information.

You might also like:

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  • How to Design a Tiny Bathroom


#houston interior design

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    The Houston Design Center is the “go to” place for the design of creative, dramatic and timeless interiors in that it provides the selection of fabric and furnishings needed to create these interiors. The showroom staffs are friendly and very helpful with all of our design needs.

    Jane-Page Crump, RID, ASID, Jane Page Design Group

    The Houston Design Center has a wonderful selection of resources that our firm constantly utilizes… We love the ever-friendly and helpful staff at the numerous showrooms, the variety of entertaining activities and speakers, and convenience of its layout and parking.

    Sandra Lucas / Sarah Eilers, Lucas/Eilers Design Associates, LLP

    Time is money! Shopping for selections for my clients at the Houston Design Center fits the bill so to speak! In one stop I can find every product I would need for my clients’ projects. Plus, the parking is easy, showrooms offer unique and varied products, and each showroom has wonderful sales representatives that provide personalized attention.

    Peggy Hull, ASID, Creative Touch Interiors

    I just love the Houston Design Center! What a great place to find everything you need to decorate your home or office and more!

    Holly Chervnsik, SuburbanBuzz.com



  • #masters in interior design

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    master of interior DESIGN

    overview

    The Master of Interior design is perfect for young graduates or professionals working in design interested in attending a specialization course. The objective of the Master is to produce a new professional quality by combining creative and technical skills. The Interior Design Master students will be issued stimulating design problems commonly faced in Italy’s modern society. They will be given the opportunity to examine the fundamentals of design together with more advanced topics such as fabrication, and design detailing. Other professional topics covered will be issues of project management and implementation aspects of interior design.

    Interior Design Master Requirements:
    Acceptance for Master courses depends on the student’s prior level of experience.Acceptance to the Master of Interior design requires in most cases a degree with interiors, architecture or industrial design. Please read the Admissions Page to determine if you qualify for the Interior Design Master. Those who do not meet the Master requirements are welcome to enroll for our Academic level.

    master of interior design- 1st semester
    1 YEAR (30 WEEKS)

    INT 501- Studio Design Course 1 – 8 Credits
    The purpose of the course is to extend the student’s viewpoint beyond simple solutions of form and color and to encourage thoughtful exploration of detail and materials. In this studio students will explore complex Interior design problems sited in the historic center of Florence. Projects will have the emphasis on design of cultural and commercial spaces. Students will be exposed to modern day needs of Italy that encompass a broad variety of design circumstances. Considerable research will be involved as students will learn to recognize virtues of the Italian design process.

    INT 350- Lighting Design – 3 Credits
    The objective of the course is to develop an understanding of the principles of lighting design for residential and commercial applications with an introduction to mechanical systems. Upon completion, the student will have the ability to communicate the design intent and specification details.

    INT 190- Furniture Design – 3 Credits
    The purpose of the course is to develop students’ knowledge and skills related to aspects of furniture production, from development and management of prototypes through to the final manufacturing process. During the two part program, students study presentation of history, theories, works and current expressions of Italian and International furniture.

    CD 160- 3D Computer Rendering- 3DStudio Max with Vray – 3 Credits
    The course is designed for those who are new to rendering with Vray. The course focus is on the use of materials, lighting and cameras. At the end of the course the participants will be able to produce professionally executed 3D rendering using Autodesk 3ds Max with Vray.

    HUM 150- Art History 1 – 3 Credits This two part course begins with the Florentine art dating from the end of the 1200’s. This course covers the most key artists practicing in the region of Tuscany from the 1300’s, until the early 1500’s. The course covers historical, social and political events and analyzes their influence on the artistic production. Many class sessions are held on-site in the form of field trips to museums or churches to enhance the in-class lectures.

    HUM 120- Italian Language 1A – 1 Credit s The courses will focus mainly on spoken conversational Italian, with themes relating to common life, travel and business travel situations including greetings, days of the week, asking for directions, food, making plans, telling time, purchases and dealing with money and numbers.

    master of interior design- 2nd semester

    INT 502- Studio Design 2 -Thesis – 8 Credits
    This course will continue with the first semester’s course structure. Part of the second semester is a focused on an independent project on a single topic, developed by the student working in conjunction with an advisor.During this studio course, students will try various formats for visualizing their thesis and will implement the design work necessary to realize their project. Emphasis will be placed on creative investigation and the development of original solutions that are conceptually strong and content filled. The final thesis will be comprised of the design project along with written documentation. Students must demonstrate independence in relation to their own design process and the ability to realize a complex interior design solution.

    HUM 250- History of Modern Italian Design– 3 Credits
    The course deals with both product and interior design and students are guided to discover the analogies of those two fields with art, architecture and fashion and to acquire a solid understanding of the term design in its broadest sense. The lectures aim to deeply analyze each Historical designer’s figure within the larger context of the rich Italian visual culture of the last seven decades, as shown in movies, painting, architecture and photography.

    HUM 151- Art History 2 – 3 Credits The second part of the course begins with the early 1500’s and continues past the Mannerist movement of Michelangelo. Students are explained the major artistic developments of the centuries from the ideal classical form into the complex era of the Counter Reformation. Many class sessions are held on-site in the form of field trips to museums or churches to enhance the in-class lectures.

    INT 191- Furniture Design 2 – 3 Credits The second semester is a more in depth exploration of the field of furniture design. This semester gives students more professional experience addressing quality control, process planning, costing and supervision skills.

    CD 161- 3D Computer Modeling- 3DStudio Max Vray – 3 Credits. The course is designed for those who are new to 3D modeling techniques. An in depth exploration of the software 3d Studio Max. Upon completion, the participants will be able to produce professionally executed 3D models using Autodesk 3ds Max. The course also includes a more comprehensive study of the Vray software.

    HUM 121-Italian Language 1b – 1 Credit The courses will continue to focus mainly on spoken conversational Italian. This more advanced level class will start to deal with general work and business discussions.

    * Program may be subject to change



    #hotel interior design

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    The 11 Fastest Growing Trends in Hotel Interior Design

    Modern hotels have cleverly adapted to rapid social changes with creative solutions. In this post we will cover 11 of the most striking interior design trends that shape up today s hospitality scene. From rethinking guestroom configurations to ensuring highly personalized experiences, hotel owners are transforming accommodation units into the highlights of any escape. Whether you own a hotel or planning your next business trip abroad, here are some of the new twists in the industry:

    #1. Lobbies envisioned as dynamic multi-use spaces

    On Freshome, we ve seen many hotel projects focused on offering a striking first impression. The importance of entrance lobbies is growing, as social encounters become more and more dependent on this particular hotel area. With the new business traveling trend, hotel lobbies should provide a multi-use space for casual as well as formal talks, working on laptops, plugging in various devices. This means a simple sofa-coffee table arrangement won t cut it. Creative space segmentation is necessary, providing both intimate and social zones, as well as furniture delivering comfort and functionality. More extravagant entrance features in today s emerging hotel market include large green walls, indoor waterfalls, large chandeliers and multimedia stations.

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    #2. Rethinking Guestroom Configurations

    No longer is the classic bed-table-locker combo enough to make a hotel room feel inviting. In today s world guests expect surprises and where else, but away from home. Probably why each interior in the modern hospitality industry is very different from the next. Creative offices for business travelers, interesting looking TV panels and an extra sofa next to the king-sized bed are just some of the key ingredients for a trendy hotel room. We ve also seen color explosions and eclectic decor mixes, which can definitely appeal to guests wanting to experience unique accommodation.

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    #3. Spa-Like Bathroom Features

    Bathrooms stopped being perceived as auxiliary rooms, spaces to be minimized, in order to expand living areas. The modern tourist expects more than he gets at home in his journeys. A resort bathroom with spa-like features is an open invite to relaxation and a sure-proof method of alluring guests through the promise of ephemeral luxury. Think en-suite bedrooms, waterfall showers, over-sized bathtubs, his hers sinks, giant towels, beauty items and plenty of space.

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    #4. Not Just a Restaurant, But a Destination in Itself

    Few hotel restaurants still base their appeal strictly on practicability . Cooking is an art and so should be the exhibition space . We ve seen more and more hotel restaurants turned into memorable spaces through design. Themes are highly recommended, pushing creativity to new heights and turning each venue into a destination in itself.

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    #5. Blurring Indoor-Outdoor Boundaries

    Sensory experiences go a long way. This principle was well integrated in the array of services offered by modern hotel owners, who struggle to keep the indoor outdoor transition as ethereal as possible. Not only are hotel rooms expanded through large decks and terraces, but nature is brought inside in every possible way. Wood paneling, stone decorations, lush greenery, indoor waterfalls- these are just some of the elements employed to release the tension of hotel guests.

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    #6. Green Features

    Sustainability is a delicate issue for hotel owners, as they are doing their best to minimize short term costs. But being ahead of the game is important, which sometimes leads to innovative ideas. Over-sized windows for natural lighting, natural building materials, green walls and green roofs, recycling bins for guests, electronic water faucets, locally grown food for cooking and graywater recycling are just a few of the hotel trends for staying green.

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    #7. Focus on Local Art

    It is a real shame that modern architecture usually distances itself from local origins. Sometimes we look at a house on Freshome and its design tells us nothing of its location. Luckily, more and more hotel owners realize that adding local art in their design scheme will improve guests perception of the place and create a genuine experience. From small sculptures and photography to large-scale installations, integrating an art project into the image of the hotel could be an easy way to success. The Tantalo Hotel (photo below) is a good example of modern panting blended with contemporary design.

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    #8. Technology Overload

    Not everyone is looking for a hi-tech accommodation away from home. On the contrary, people tend to disconnect during holiday time. But more and more hotels focus on keeping guests plugged in at all costs. Certainly a good way to go when it comes to business tourism, a technology-friendly room encourages work-flow and in the long run, the guests fidelity. New hotels offer the possibility of adjusting lighting, air conditioning and even window blinds through smartphones, which often turns out to be a good business approach. Another trend is placing PC tablets at check-in for printing boarding passes, as well as for ensuring other self-helping processes requiring online connection.

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    #9. Less Pattern, More Color and Texture

    When away, you usually have more time for exploring your senses. This is probably why hotel rooms are easily letting go of visually upsetting patterns and embracing texture instead. Giving guests something they can feel and even get lost in can result into a memorable experience, one they will probably want to repeat. Add a few bright colors to animate spaces and a soothing joyful atmosphere is created.

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    #10. Personalized Spaces

    It is a fact that the memory of a hotel stays with guests a long, long time if the accommodation experience is unique. With this in mind, hotel owners personalize spaces as never before. Pop-up hotels, and modular hotels are new concepts slowly gaining interest in the industry. Themed guestrooms also have a strong impact, especially when visitors can only try one at a time.

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    #11. A Home Away From Home

    More than anything, hotel rooms should provide comfort, that feeling of a home away from home. No matter how luxurious, technology friendly and weird-themed the room, coziness is a major factor to consider. Wood additions, inspired decorating items, carpets, curtains, a fireplace, a TV set and the possibility to play your guest s favorite music- all these adds up to a memorable stay.

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