latest interior design trends 2011

The current lineup of the top 100 Giants firms is Interior Design’s 40th, and that deserves some recognition. Our Giants make a lot more money today than they did four decades ago—and are doing it with more diversity of talent, technology, geography, and materials than ever before. Business is good, and firms are optimistic.

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Latest interior design trends 2011

As usual, we have some new annual numbers to share. Giants have a good history of beating their own forecasts for total design fees, having done so for seven straight years. The latest fees came in at $3.9 billion, nearly $200 million better than predicted. If the numbers-beating streak continues, we’ll be seeing total fees higher than $4.1 billion reported next January. On the flip side, while terrific at beating fee forecasts, the Giants aren’t as accurate on how much square footage they will work on. They had hoped for just short of 1 billion square feet and came in with slightly over 900 million, which is still a bump from the previous 884 million. From a fee standpoint, that’s $103 per foot, up from $99.

Sustainability is still a factor, but how big of one is up for debate. The number of employees who are LEED-accredited has been dropping for years and currently stands at 25 percent. Just over half of total fees come from sustainable projects: $2 billion. While that hasn’t actually decreased, growth has been very slow. Green furniture and fixtures appear to have peaked at 64 percent of grosses two years ago and today come in at 60 percent, or $51.2 billion. Last year, an average of 6 out of every 10 square feet were sustainable—more than 7 out of every 10 square feet for a third of the firms. They certainly want to have the conversation, 91 percent saying that sustainability is part of design decisions. So the green trends warrant monitoring. Money is definitely there, but growth is debatable. More firms are doing the work with fewer LEED staffers.

One area where the news is virtually all good: staff. The number of designers employed rose from 15,200 to 16,800. Firms are getting their money’s worth, too, as fees per employee have reached $317,000, an all-time record. Employee compensation has gone up accordingly. Salaries rose to $75,000 for design staff on average and to $110,000 for project managers, the highest we’ve ever tracked for both.

The biggest segments remain office projects (39 percent of revenue), hospitality (14 percent), health care (13 percent), and government and retail (7 percent each). Some of these areas showed nice growth. Office-related fees were up a healthy 14 percent, while government dollars grew by 25 percent and health care 22 percent. One interesting note from the firms that work on education projects: Higher ed has always been the big moneymaker, but the number of firms working in the K-12 arena has been steadily rising and has now hit 61 percent. Regardless of sector, the Giants have shown a remarkable ability to line up work. At the low point of the Great Recession, they worked a total of 22,200 jobs. Since then, the number of jobs has grown each year and stands today at 58,600. Throughout that time, the ratio of new construction to renovation has held pretty steady at around 1:1. However, “reno” is currently at the highest it’s been in three reports. For either scenario, the furniture, fixtures, and construction products have always been big business, with grosses continually rising. This time was no exception, with $85 billion worth of product installed versus $58 billion in the 2011 report. Next time, the Giants look to top the $90 billion mark.

Business remains global, but the U.S. market is by far the biggest. With 15 of the Giants strictly U.S.-focused, more than half complete at least 90 percent of their projects here. (Not counting the three firms based internationally.) Of the firms conducting business abroad, 74 percent work in Asia and the Pacific Rim, 60 percent in Europe, and 51 percent in Canada. Volume was up in Europe and the Caribbean, by 11 percent and 20 percent, respectively, while the Middle East was down 15 percent. Of special note: Mexican projects have attracted 39 percent of these firms, the highest volume since we began keeping track 10 years ago.

The last 40 years haven’t always been kind, for sure, but right now it’s safe to say that the Giants’s interior design business is robust and poised for continued success—71 firms reported revenue growth, and 88 expect business to be even better this year. When we asked about new tactics to generate that growth, the words that came up most were expand and diversify. We’re talking across the board. Expansion and diversification of the kind of work firms do, where they do it, and what kind of talent they recruit to get the job done. That’s what a 40-year learning curve gets you. So let’s just say it: Here’s to 40 more!

The first installment of the two-part annular business survey of Interior Design Giants comprises the 100 largest firms ranked by interior design fees for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2016. The 100 Rising Giants ranking will be published in July. Interior design fees include those attributed to:

  1. All types of interiors work, including commercial and residential.
  2. All aspects of a firm’s interior design practice, from strategic planning and programming to design and project management.
  3. Fees paid to a firm for work performed by employees and independent contractors who are “full-time staff equivalent”.

Interior design fees do not include revenues paid to a firm and remitted to subcontractors who are not considered full-time staff equivalent. For example, certain firms attract work that is subcontracted to a local firm. The originating firm may collect all the fees and retain a management or generation fee, paying the remainder to the performing firm. The amounts paid to the latter are not included in fees of the collecting firm when determining its ranking. Ties are broken by the dollar value of products installed. Where applicable, all percentages are based on responding Giants, not their total number. The data was compiled and analyzed by the Interior Design market research staff in New York, led by Wing Leung, research director.



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8 Interior Wallpaper Trends For 2016

January 10, 2016

I have always loved wallpapers, even when they weren t so de rigueur. In fact, my mother was on trend when she papered my childhood bedroom in Monet-esque flowers with a pink ticking stripe accent wall. Wallpapers have been around for centuries, and it s continued an evolution into modern day trends. Now with advancements in printing, and the artistry of talented designers the demand for wallpaper has reached a design crescendo.

During my travels to various markets over the past year, I took note of some distinct trends that are emerging, and will continue to blossom well into 2016 (yes, florals). I m also aware that some have a love-hate relationship with wall-coverings but with the introduction of easily removable options, that concern is virtually eliminated.

So what are the interior wallpaper trends for 2016? Well these are my predictions.

1). The Power of Flowers-I became enamored with floral wallcoverings long before I went to High Point Market saw the Cynthia Rowley Collection at Hooker. Floral patterns have been blooming everywhere and will continue well into 2016. From large scale prints, increasingly popular still-lifes, to old school vintage inspired botanicals, they can be used in a variety of interior styles from classic to contemporary.

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Wallpaper-Ellie Cashman Design/Dark Floral II Light

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2). Geometrics-They bring order into our homes with simple clean patterns. For impact try bold patterns in small spaces such as foyers and bathrooms. Or for a more chic look use colors of a single hue to create sophistication in areas such as bedrooms. For an unexpected twist add it to a ceiling I love the versatility that geometric patterns offer and with less chaotic designs they have a timeless appeal. What s really hot in 2016 are random weathered geometric designs.

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3) Animal Kingdom-Let s talk about all creatures big and small. Of the reptilian kind (and maybe an ostrich or two). Yes, people are buying exotics, not as pets but for their walls. The papers create a feeling of luxury with sensual texture. Think powder rooms, accent walls, hallways, or a library encased in rich ostrich.

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4) Here s Looking At You Kid -There is an endless array of papers available for the pint-sized members of your family. From stylized boats, balloons whimsical animals all created to encourage children to dream of a fanciful world with all its possibilities. One of my favorite things to do as a designer is to add a layer of magnetized paper underneath the wallpaper allowing the use of themed magnets. This provides an endless amount of fun for family members of all ages

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Wallpaper-Angela Ground Water via The Pattern Collective

5) Fine Art-The industry is enamored with life-size art murals. Companies such as Anabo de Gournay have virtually had a monopoly in the fine art paper market for many years. However, the advancements in digital art printing have allowed us to create life-sized art from 19th-century pastoral scenes to Renaissance portraiture. More artists are realizing that they can take their talents and create large-scale works of art on wallpaper, and it s one of my personal favorite ways to translate old world art into modern day life.

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6) Mimicking Natural Materials-A trend that I ve noticed over the past few years is wallpaper that creates the illusion of natural materials. From planked walls, concrete blocks to wood paneling, it s a dramatic way of fooling the eye. Whether it s an accent wall or papering an entire room it adds character without the expense of installing the real thing.

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7) Enjoy the View-We crave the big city, big lights and if you want to experience your favorite city, you can now do it from the comfort of your home. It s a great way to bring in a little drama, along with the hustle and bustle of city life, sans the hassle. Oversized city scenes, vacation destinations, or the ruins of Pompeii are on the design itinerary for 2016.

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8) Bringing the Outdoors In-The trend to blur the line between outside inside continues. Wallcoverings continue to bring in the outdoors, and regardless of your location, you can live with botanicals all year round. No green thumb required.

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Wallpaper/ Pierre Frey

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Wallpaper is the perfect way to bring life into a your home, and with advancements in digital art printing, there are many options available to replicate a work of art for your walls. After all, wallpaper is about art imitating life, along with an endless of array of possibilities

Until next time,

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Paint colour trends for 2011/12

From the What’s New archive – August 2010.

Life has slowed a little and we ve been reminded to appreciate the things we have and those around us. We ve become more creative in taking what we have and the best of the past and using them to create modern memories and a fresh outlook on the future. Colour schemes are becoming increasingly more individual as decorators break out of specific eras, designated fashions and aesthetics and instead focus on creating more simple homely spaces inspired by memories and the pleasures of the everyday.

Colour has become an inseparable part of our lives and the way we view the world. Predictable and boring are bypassed. We have come to expect a world where everything is touched by colour. Appliances once used to be purchased for their practical performance, yet now frequently it is the colour and design style alone that s the key deciding factor. Accent colours were once usually featured on walls or in cushions, flowers and ornaments. Today it s just as likely that your feature might be a striking coloured fridge, kitchen accessory or the latest high fashion gadget.

Homes are becoming less of a showplace and more a place to make yourself at home. It s all about comfort deep luxurious baths you can sink into, furniture that envelopes you, beanbags for adults for relaxing outside and wireless that lets you take technology into whichever room you like without a trail of cords.

Colours for 2011/12 are generally cleaner and less complicated, an overall feeling of comfort. The palette is tending towards more feminine hues as females are increasingly making more decisions for households. There are touches of uber bright reds, oranges, yellows and violets, such as Resene Switched On and Resene Outrageous, to draw in the eye like a flower. This handful of brights from across all colours provides a handy accessible palette of optimistic accents.

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Nature has been a strong influence on colour, particularly in recent years, and this continues to broaden into a wider colour range. Fresh colours, rustic textures and the beauty of handcrafted pieces, filled with personality in their imperfections. Colours from nature come blessed with a feeling of authenticity. Greens are inspired by nature with sunny tones, yellow greens, such as Resene Koru and Resene Nirvana, refreshing greens, such as Resene Zeal, and crossover hues moving from green to blue, such as Resene Free Spirit. Nature comes inside into feature spaces and accessories.

Nostalgia comes through in feel good colours like landscape greens, yellows and ochres, such as Resene Fleetwood. Yellows have a retro undertone with an underlying hint of green.

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Wutopia Lab Creates a Spectacular Display for a Zhongshuge Bookstore in Suzhou, China

Rainbows, crystals, fireflies, those exhibitionists of the natural world, are exuberantly reimagined in a contemporary mode at China s latest.

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OnlyRoses Debuts Los Angeles Outpost by Baciocchi Associati

OnlyRoses’s Los Angeles boutique. Photography by Andras Hogyi. His star client is Prada, but business is blooming for Baciocchi Associati with.

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Best of Year Finalists Announced

Interior Design’s Best of Year is the design industry’s premier design awards program, honoring the most significant work of the year and re.

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Shamir Shah Adorns Ten Thousand Los Angeles With Rich Materials and Plenty of Art

You shouldn t be surprised if you re slightly overwhelmed at first impression. In the lobby of a new Los Angeles apartment buildi.

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25 Product Highlights at NeoCon East 2017

The 15th annual NeoCon East summoned thousands of product manufacturers, architects, and interior design professionals to the Pennsylvania Con.

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4 International Office Spaces

1. Firm: Gensler Project: Ellucian Site: Reston, Virginia A college campus, with its creative energy and collaborative atmosphere.

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Interior Design s Workplace Roundtable Tackles the State of Design

On November 14, Interior Design hosted the Workplace Roundtable, an industry-focused discussion about the evolving definition and challenges of the.

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10 Questions With. LucidiPevere

The freedom to switch from one type of product to another is a motivating factor the principals behind Italian firm LucidiPevere swear by. Sin.

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Panolam Brings Big Changes for 2018

High definition renderings made with Panolam’s new visualizer tool. Panolam Surface Systems has been in the business for over 70 years, .



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So you are decorating your home and have no idea what to do or how to do it, where to start or what direction you should go. Guess what? You are not alone! And I am here to help. Decorating a home can be overwhelming and if you don t have the skills and abilities in your back pocket you need some decorating help. Professional interior designers and decorators typically have decorating tips, tricks and ideas to get your end result faster, but hiring a designer or interior decorator can be costly.

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Without having a decorating plan for your living room or kitchen or master bedroom or whatever room, you are basically out there twisting in the wind. You must know where you are heading (design-wise), you need to know what you will need to purchase, you need to know what you are looking for, you need to know how much money you have to spend, and the list goes on and on. The Decorating Bible offers a step by step plan to help you design your rooms in your way so you know exactly what you need when you go shopping. There are no questions left unturned and it can be used again and again for all of your interior decorating projects.

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Where The Decorating Bible teaches you how to decorate the home of your dreams, The Decorating Assistant will get you organized so you can make the right decisions quickly and easily. And there is a handy dandy bag that will allow you to carry all your notes, samples and receipts.

Step 3: Decorating Articles

The decorating articles are here to educate you and help you in so many different ways. Maybe you are afraid of using a certain color, find out how to do that. How do you design a home office or a kids room, what should I look for when buying furniture, how do I decide on a window treatment, what type of blind should I use in my sunny bedroom… so many things are covered in the decorating articles. We currently have over 1,000 articles.

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This is THE place to shop for furniture for your family room, living room, bedroom, kitchen, home office, deck patio. You can also shop for paintings, artwork, wall decor, home decor, bedding, duvet covers, pillows, throws, lamps, chandeliers, wall sconces, area rugs, mailboxes, Christmas trees, holiday decorations, curtains and anything you can imagine related to interior decorating to make your home yours. Simple, right?

Step 5: Let s Connect Decorating Do Bits Newsletter

The Decorating Do Bits Newsletter will keep you up to date on new stuff added to The Interior Design Store, new decorating articles, new products to make your shopping experiences easier and new trends in interior design. MyDecoratingBlog is updated with sales, special offers and tips and tricks to help you decorate your home.

Decorating Software

Having been in this industry for some time, I have pushed my fair share of furniture around rooms. Home design software helps you arrange furniture, layout a floor plan and see what your room will look like before you buy furniture, artwork, accessories, and WAY BEFORE you hurt your back moving things around. What should you use, how much should you pay, where should you get this decorating software? Check out my recommendations for you.

Decorating Bookstore

A lot of times there are magazines and books that will show you what others have done in their rooms with the decorating style you prefer. Books and magazines are great at showing you what to do in your home. I have selected a great grouping of books for you to review.

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Are you so passionate about interior design that you want to do this full time for other people? Then Become-a-Designer.com will walk you through the process step by step and help you get started studying interior design. Your new career in interior design is just a click away. Whether you are redecorating or remodeling, doing some home improvement or general maintenance, we hope you will find all of those decorating and home improvement resources here to make each of your projects easy and simple. Thank you for visiting!

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10 Home Trends That Will Shape Your House In 2017

Expect butterflies, foldable rooms and faux leather surfaces in the coming year.

Prepare for a bright year filled with cheery colors, mixed patterns and happy motifs — plus a few unexpected twists. (And be sure to kiss these outdated 2016 trends goodbye.)

This is the cheery shade of green you’ll see in home decor, fashion and commercial design in 2017. Named the 2017 Pantone Color Of The Year, “Greenery” is meant to represent refreshment and revitalization — something we all could use in a complex social and political environment, according to Pantone.

Butterflies are increasingly appearing as a buoyant, happy motif in home design such as this SoHo apartment designed by Sasha Bikoff, and in products like these butterfly containers by Amsterdam-based design studio Pols Potten. A symbol of both grace and optimism, the butterfly is no longer designated to children’s rooms — but rather celebrated in a variety of spaces with sophisticated accents like the Christian Lacroix turquoise butterfly wallpaper shown here.

Creatives — including interior designers — are flocking to Detroit as its artistic scene grows and the city experiences a design renaissance and more visitor-friendly ambiance. Dubbed as “the new Brooklyn” and America’s first official “City of Design,” Detroit is burgeoning with new stores for housewares and home decor by local designers, many of whom have moved to the city for cheaper warehouse and rent rates than, say, New York or San Francisco. The 130-year-old Detroit Institute of Arts and Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit are also working to breath creative life into the city with outreach programs and stunning exhibits.

This trend was first spotted at New York Fashion Week in fall 2016 (keep in mind that runway fashion is a common catalyst for what’s to come in the home space), and will appear even more in home decor this year. For the pattern lover, pieces with mixed patterns say “sayonara” to the concept that statement pieces can be too busy. This comforter, for example, anchors a room with enticing and mismatched patterns.

Faux will be fashionable in 2017 — and we’re not just talking faux fur rugs. Homeowners and designers are turning to faux materials for a budget-friendly and sometimes more reliable alternative to authentic materials. Faux wood ceiling beams, for example, can’t rot or bow like real wood, while engineered quartz (pictured right) can withstand heat and acidic foods better than Carrara marble (pictured left). Other home design trends you can expect to see include faux leather counters, faux foliage and manufactured gray floors (an alternative to the complicated task of applying gray finishes to hardwoods).

We spend plenty of time looking at flat screens, so designers are now enticing customers by engaging with them on a textural level. “It’s a way to call customers into showrooms to touch, because we as human beings need that connection and engagement,” says Patti Carpenter, global trend ambassador and creative director of carpenter + company. “We’re seeing a lot of material manipulation such as pleating and folding in velvets and cottons, plus huge stitches made of beautiful luxe yarns.” Take, for example, this velvet pleat sofa.

It’s all part of a larger macrotrend of comfort, adds Carpenter. “We’re all looking for this sense of comfort and having a place to rest in all the chaos and information we’re constantly having come at us.” You’ll continue to see faux fur, mohair and other luxuriously soft materials into 2017.

Whether you’re looking to accent your room or update your kitchen cabinets, navy blue will be the preferred alternative to black in 2017. A modern twist with a traditional feel, navy blue pairs well with practically any color scheme, and lends mystery to a space without making it feel small (as black sometimes does).

For years, the world has been obsessed with DIYs pulled from Pinterest, Instagram and, of course, Etsy, but designers are now looking toward items that are more “artisan” than “quick and easy,” like this hand blown art vase.

“You’ll see craftsmanship and materials that require you to have a high level of skill to work with them emerge,” says Carpenter. “You’ll see the return of glass blowing, porcelain and even amazing woodworking — not just raw big chunks of recycled wood.”

As designers turn toward artisanal, hand-crafted goods in 2017, you’ll see the emergence of “raw” whites — think chalky white and bone white. “Raw white looks really unearthed and handmade,” says Carpenter. “It’s about the beauty of imperfection, that natural and organic look where you need some texture, because just solid flat white looks really sterile. “

“Less is more” has never more true than when it comes to your space, and 2017 will be the year that designers embrace fold-up rooms and tucked-away appliances to preserve precious square footage. Features like retractable range hoods for kitchen islands (the one shown here is from Gaggenau) and even entire kitchens that can fold up into a box will become more popular. In Seoul, engineers have also been developing new outdoor parks that can be folded up, and this stool from MoMA that folds into a book shape when not in use is one of the museum’s most popular items of merchandise.

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University Master’s course – 31 ST EDITION

Length of the course 15 months

Start October 2018

Academic training + internship

Interior design today represents a complex cultural system and requires a broad set of professional skills. Contemporary interiors express both a function and a meaning. The Master s course promotes creative thinking along with sound design abilities according to an architectural orientation.

Features

Interior design is a clearly expressed system created to respond to multiple demands for identity, performance, emotional and physical comfort of individuals and groups. Course contents deal with concept design, space planning, interior layout and display. The programme provides discerning insights into the language of materials, lighting, colour, furniture and the integration of technical components. The relation with the building is deeply investigated. All these aspects meet in the studio classes led by renowned professionals that support the creation of a working knowledge base. Collaborations with brands and institutions enable the students to comprehend how interiors comunicate the brand values in a retail environment or in a corporate space through the use of architectural elements and spatial graphics. As a result of this education, on the one hand students are encouraged to develop a conceptual approach in design practice gaining a strategic under standing of elements and processes involved. On the other hand, technical representation and architectural detailing serve the students as a mirror for reviewing their design and refining their professional skills.

Admission

Upon selection the Master admits graduates in Interior Design or Architecture, Product Design or equivalents and students from academies of applied arts; candidates who have gained significant professional experience in the field. The program has a limited number of places available. Applicants will be admitted upon selection based on the student’s CV, portfolio and on an interview. Applications must be sent to the SPD Academic Office. More information on the admission process here.

Duration

The Master lasts 15 months (from October to December of the following year, with a summer break in August). Attendance is compulsory and full time. The total workload of the course corresponds to 1500 hours/student encompassing lessons, class exercises, internship and individual study.

Internship

At the end of lessons, students start a three-month internship at companies or professional firms in the field.

Language

The Master’s course is held in English.

qualification

After passing the final exam, eligible students will obtain a Master’s Degree from IULM and SPD. The Master corresponds to 60 ECTS credits.

Programmes and teaching staff to be updated

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30 SPD students visited Fundamentals, the 14th edition of the Venice Biennale of Architecture and attended the closing conference given

SPD designs the total living concept store with Caleffi

On Tuesday 4 November SPD and Caleffi started a new collaboration aimed at involving the students of the Master’s in

Scuola Politecnica di Design at the MiArch festival

On 14 October at 4 pm SPD will take centerstage at the MiArch Festival of Architecture with a talk by

Classes

Project-based courses encourage the students to face challenging themes, closely related to the current design scene. These studio classes are intended to stimulate creative thinking, while rounding off sounder professional skills. Students work in an international and multi-cultural environment and meet with the tutors and the colleagues to discuss, revise, constantly develop their work. Each laboratory covers all the phases in the design process, from the concept idea to the presentation of the project. The interaction between people and space is investigated, according to an architectural orientation. A particular emphasis is given on the relationship between the creative phase of a project and the definition of specific physical and sensorial qualities of the spaces.

A growing attention to colours, materials and finishes marks a new breed of products, characterised by a strong emotional identity. This area of study covers all the aspects of the language of colors, matter and surface finishing. The course supplies the skills for the analysis and the research of trends and guides the students to the definition of an effective sensorial palette.

This field of learning supplies the critical tools to understand the contemporary scene and orientate the design practice in a conscious way. Interior architecture is defined as a result of juxtaposed stories, experiences, authors and movements, to be read and understood in mutual comparison and according to an open approach which encompasses spatial and decorative arts, architecture and design, furniture and exhibit design. Travelling across the most recent modernity, lectures will concentrate on projects and ideas that can help build “a different tradition”. Thanks to a non-chronological narration of astonishing masterpieces along with hidden gems, this methodological approach is the key to a different kind of design history that we can assembly and start new every single time. The topics covered comprise also the current orientations in design and the development of new languages and philosophies emerging from todays’ cross-fertilization processes among the different disciplines.

The aim of the program is to help the students to gain a professional command of 3D software both for surface modelling and for photorealistic rendering and animation. Computer generated objects enable the designers to examine the idea and to assess its form, its proportions and constructive elements. Students learn how to create virtual images, granting them highly photographic visual impact. A specific attention is devoted to the processes for the creation of prototypes and 3D printed objects.

This teaching area embraces different techniques to assess ideas and visualise effective solutions throughout the entire workflow. A variety of tools is presented, from the free-hand drawing and the fast colouring skills that allow the designers to communicate the concept idea before the CAD/3D phase, to the post-production and the publishing tools that enhance the presentation of the final design. Lessons are aimed at transferring the complete skillset to produce impactful visual presentations.

The purpose of the modelling workshop is delivering the students with the practical abilities needed in order to create three-dimensional study-models or rough mock-up for presentations. During the design process, modelling skills are a basic tool to verify the first ideas or refine them checking the layout of the space, the arrangement of volumes and their proportions, the functional path and the connections between the various spaces. Students are presented a variety of production methodologies (conventional and innovative) and acquire technical and operational skills to produce their mock-ups independently.



Paint colour trends for 2011/12

From the What’s New archive – August 2010.

Life has slowed a little and we ve been reminded to appreciate the things we have and those around us. We ve become more creative in taking what we have and the best of the past and using them to create modern memories and a fresh outlook on the future. Colour schemes are becoming increasingly more individual as decorators break out of specific eras, designated fashions and aesthetics and instead focus on creating more simple homely spaces inspired by memories and the pleasures of the everyday.

Colour has become an inseparable part of our lives and the way we view the world. Predictable and boring are bypassed. We have come to expect a world where everything is touched by colour. Appliances once used to be purchased for their practical performance, yet now frequently it is the colour and design style alone that s the key deciding factor. Accent colours were once usually featured on walls or in cushions, flowers and ornaments. Today it s just as likely that your feature might be a striking coloured fridge, kitchen accessory or the latest high fashion gadget.

Homes are becoming less of a showplace and more a place to make yourself at home. It s all about comfort deep luxurious baths you can sink into, furniture that envelopes you, beanbags for adults for relaxing outside and wireless that lets you take technology into whichever room you like without a trail of cords.

Colours for 2011/12 are generally cleaner and less complicated, an overall feeling of comfort. The palette is tending towards more feminine hues as females are increasingly making more decisions for households. There are touches of uber bright reds, oranges, yellows and violets, such as Resene Switched On and Resene Outrageous, to draw in the eye like a flower. This handful of brights from across all colours provides a handy accessible palette of optimistic accents.

Latest interior design trends 2011

Resene Switched On

Latest interior design trends 2011

Nature has been a strong influence on colour, particularly in recent years, and this continues to broaden into a wider colour range. Fresh colours, rustic textures and the beauty of handcrafted pieces, filled with personality in their imperfections. Colours from nature come blessed with a feeling of authenticity. Greens are inspired by nature with sunny tones, yellow greens, such as Resene Koru and Resene Nirvana, refreshing greens, such as Resene Zeal, and crossover hues moving from green to blue, such as Resene Free Spirit. Nature comes inside into feature spaces and accessories.

Nostalgia comes through in feel good colours like landscape greens, yellows and ochres, such as Resene Fleetwood. Yellows have a retro undertone with an underlying hint of green.

Latest interior design trends 2011

Latest interior design trends 2011

Latest interior design trends 2011



latest interior design trends 2011

The current lineup of the top 100 Giants firms is Interior Design’s 40th, and that deserves some recognition. Our Giants make a lot more money today than they did four decades ago—and are doing it with more diversity of talent, technology, geography, and materials than ever before. Business is good, and firms are optimistic.

Join the Interior Design Research Group to give us your feedback as well as get the first look at research, white papers and industry intelligence. If interested, send your contact information to Wing Leung at [email protected]

Latest interior design trends 2011

As usual, we have some new annual numbers to share. Giants have a good history of beating their own forecasts for total design fees, having done so for seven straight years. The latest fees came in at $3.9 billion, nearly $200 million better than predicted. If the numbers-beating streak continues, we’ll be seeing total fees higher than $4.1 billion reported next January. On the flip side, while terrific at beating fee forecasts, the Giants aren’t as accurate on how much square footage they will work on. They had hoped for just short of 1 billion square feet and came in with slightly over 900 million, which is still a bump from the previous 884 million. From a fee standpoint, that’s $103 per foot, up from $99.

Sustainability is still a factor, but how big of one is up for debate. The number of employees who are LEED-accredited has been dropping for years and currently stands at 25 percent. Just over half of total fees come from sustainable projects: $2 billion. While that hasn’t actually decreased, growth has been very slow. Green furniture and fixtures appear to have peaked at 64 percent of grosses two years ago and today come in at 60 percent, or $51.2 billion. Last year, an average of 6 out of every 10 square feet were sustainable—more than 7 out of every 10 square feet for a third of the firms. They certainly want to have the conversation, 91 percent saying that sustainability is part of design decisions. So the green trends warrant monitoring. Money is definitely there, but growth is debatable. More firms are doing the work with fewer LEED staffers.

One area where the news is virtually all good: staff. The number of designers employed rose from 15,200 to 16,800. Firms are getting their money’s worth, too, as fees per employee have reached $317,000, an all-time record. Employee compensation has gone up accordingly. Salaries rose to $75,000 for design staff on average and to $110,000 for project managers, the highest we’ve ever tracked for both.

The biggest segments remain office projects (39 percent of revenue), hospitality (14 percent), health care (13 percent), and government and retail (7 percent each). Some of these areas showed nice growth. Office-related fees were up a healthy 14 percent, while government dollars grew by 25 percent and health care 22 percent. One interesting note from the firms that work on education projects: Higher ed has always been the big moneymaker, but the number of firms working in the K-12 arena has been steadily rising and has now hit 61 percent. Regardless of sector, the Giants have shown a remarkable ability to line up work. At the low point of the Great Recession, they worked a total of 22,200 jobs. Since then, the number of jobs has grown each year and stands today at 58,600. Throughout that time, the ratio of new construction to renovation has held pretty steady at around 1:1. However, “reno” is currently at the highest it’s been in three reports. For either scenario, the furniture, fixtures, and construction products have always been big business, with grosses continually rising. This time was no exception, with $85 billion worth of product installed versus $58 billion in the 2011 report. Next time, the Giants look to top the $90 billion mark.

Business remains global, but the U.S. market is by far the biggest. With 15 of the Giants strictly U.S.-focused, more than half complete at least 90 percent of their projects here. (Not counting the three firms based internationally.) Of the firms conducting business abroad, 74 percent work in Asia and the Pacific Rim, 60 percent in Europe, and 51 percent in Canada. Volume was up in Europe and the Caribbean, by 11 percent and 20 percent, respectively, while the Middle East was down 15 percent. Of special note: Mexican projects have attracted 39 percent of these firms, the highest volume since we began keeping track 10 years ago.

The last 40 years haven’t always been kind, for sure, but right now it’s safe to say that the Giants’s interior design business is robust and poised for continued success—71 firms reported revenue growth, and 88 expect business to be even better this year. When we asked about new tactics to generate that growth, the words that came up most were expand and diversify. We’re talking across the board. Expansion and diversification of the kind of work firms do, where they do it, and what kind of talent they recruit to get the job done. That’s what a 40-year learning curve gets you. So let’s just say it: Here’s to 40 more!

The first installment of the two-part annular business survey of Interior Design Giants comprises the 100 largest firms ranked by interior design fees for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2016. The 100 Rising Giants ranking will be published in July. Interior design fees include those attributed to:

  1. All types of interiors work, including commercial and residential.
  2. All aspects of a firm’s interior design practice, from strategic planning and programming to design and project management.
  3. Fees paid to a firm for work performed by employees and independent contractors who are “full-time staff equivalent”.

Interior design fees do not include revenues paid to a firm and remitted to subcontractors who are not considered full-time staff equivalent. For example, certain firms attract work that is subcontracted to a local firm. The originating firm may collect all the fees and retain a management or generation fee, paying the remainder to the performing firm. The amounts paid to the latter are not included in fees of the collecting firm when determining its ranking. Ties are broken by the dollar value of products installed. Where applicable, all percentages are based on responding Giants, not their total number. The data was compiled and analyzed by the Interior Design market research staff in New York, led by Wing Leung, research director.