Design

February 9, 2018

Why Do We Rely So Much on Geometry in Our Designs?

Geometry is an integral part of design from start to finish. Just think about it. Architects use geometry to study and divide space as well as draft detailed building plans. Builders and engineers rely on geometric principles to create structures safely. Designers apply geometry (along with color and scale) to make the aesthetically pleasing spaces…

November 1, 2017

The Importance of Interior Design for Education Environments

Every learning facility wants to bring out the best in its students. While the quality of the curriculum is vital, it’s not the only factor. The interior should not be underestimated, so how do you design a positive space in which students and teachers flourish? This was the key question in the creation of the…

October 12, 2017

West Elm is Where Employees Feel at Home

Offering stylish furnishings from globally responsible sources, West Elm grew up in the Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Their commitment to community initiatives, dedication to personal retail service, and desire to connect global artisan markets to their customers made them a magnet for attracting the millennial shopper. When their business took…

September 18, 2017

Built freedom: the new headquarters of Philips in Hamburg

Breaking new ground is only possible by making changes. Initiating the process and successfully shaping change calls for boldness, determination and a new way of thinking from everyone involved. This was the challenge that Philips DACH faced while planning the relocation of its headquarters in northern Hamburg, Germany. A smooth transition from traditional to modern was the…

August 7, 2017

Shake the Cobwebs Loose: A Design Tour of Chicago

For a guy like me who has teams of people working on two showrooms and a massive party venue, the Friday before NeoCon isn’t a good time for a boondoggle. That is unless the talented and convincing guys that produce the highly entertaining “Lunch and Learn” for Designer Pages call you to hang. Then it’s time…

June 11, 2017

Five Stars for +Positive spaces in Yelp’s Headquarters

Designers are optimists. They find the good in a space and work to enhance it, creating a positive impact on its inhabitants. The goal: to go beyond productivity and provide inspiration. Interface wants to celebrate these positive spaces. While few people would refer to a bank of airline seats as a positive space, it functioned…