Textures, Materials & Patterns

January 15, 2020

Identifying the 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design

We spend an estimated 11 hours a day on technology and up to 93% of our time indoors. Now more than ever, harnessing Biophilia in the design of our urban living and working environments is vital to our health and well-being. Learn about the 14 individual elements of biophilic design and how to incorporate them to collectively enhance the well-being of an interior space.

January 10, 2020

2020 Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue

Blue is a color with universal appeal—it’s a shade we’re naturally drawn to in uncertain times. Blue is a sure sign of trust and stability when everything else seems chaotic. It’s also a color that naturally makes us feel safe and secure. So when Pantone recently announced Classic Blue as its Color of the Year for 2020, we had to smile.

January 3, 2020

How Design Inspires Creativity in the Workplace

We’re all born with varying degrees of creativity. Enlightened by the digital revolution and the subsequent development of mobile technologies, employers prize creativity because it directly correlates to increased ideation and innovation. Now, companies that want to be competitive and innovative in today’s market are turning to workplace design as a solution to boost creativity.

September 27, 2019

How Engaging the Senses Creates Meaningful Design

What makes a well-designed space? It’s a question that prompts many answers, but ultimately the goal of an interior environment is to move forward the intention of a space and engage the user in meaningful ways. One way to do that is by designing spaces to activate the five basic senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste.

August 7, 2019

The Future of Design is Biomimicry

Before biologist Janine Benyus, biomimetic design was an amorphous idea, without a singular guiding methodology or end goal. That all changed with the publication of Benyus’s 1997 book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, which gave the world its first working definition of biomimicry and introduced us to the ingenious ways the Earth has thoroughly mitigated many design problems over its 3.8 billion-year development.

July 22, 2019

Design Trends that Mixed and Mingled at NeoCon 2019

Same, but different. The lines that define interior spaces, aesthetics, color and materials are being blurred more than ever. What we spotted at Milan Design Week bleeds into NeoCon and beyond: the continued blending of workplace design with residential, hospitality and more. The latest looks celebrate our differences in a unifying mashup.