Author: Petra Schmidt, Nicola Stattmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
In Unfolded—Paper in Design, Art, Architecture and Industry paper conquers the third dimension and demonstrates the undreamed-of possibilities it holds today for lightweight construction, product design, fashion and art. From "Paper", the collection of bags by Stefan Diez, to Konstantin Grcic’s paper models and the scented paper garments of Issey Miyake, this book presents paper as a high-quality contemporary and ecological material. An enormous selection of projects, the lavish design and numerous illustrations provide designers with invaluable inspiration for their work. The content core of the book is a comprehensive list of state-of-the-art paper products and innovative paper technologies, supporting designers in their everyday work with detailed information on the "high-tech" material paper. From Japanese washi paper and paper foam, to ceramic paper and carbon fiber paper, Unfolded presents the latest in research and development, as well as the most important methods and technologies in handcrafts and industry.
Author: Sara Forest
Publisher: Vault Inc.
"The media portrays interior design as a glamorous career offering unlimited creativity and fun. Designers are depicted as spending their days selecting fabric and furniture, deciding between mauve and mustard. And there's no question that the public's appetite for design is burgeoning accordingly - making the field grow more complex and challenging every day." "But what do designers really do all day? How does that apartment get featured in Metropolitan Home? This book will provide the real insider scoop on interior design careers - a look at the responsibilities and at the clients, the necessary skills and qualifications, and whether the field of interior design is a good fit for you."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Mary V. Knackstedt, Laura J. Haney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
"For our profession to be as rewarding as it ought to be, we need to restructure all of our value systems and priorities. We have to do this with vision and with an accurate picture of the current reality." -Mary V. Knackstedt Mary V. Knackstedt has been helping designers achieve business success through her popular books, seminars, and business consulting work. Now, in her most important and visionary work yet, she shares a clear-sighted look at the current state of the design industry and traces the powerful socioeconomic, cultural, and technological trends that are radically transforming the role of the interior designer. In Interior Design and Beyond, Ms. Knackstedt provides a comprehensive framework and a set of powerful business tools to help design firms survive and thrive in today's business-driven globalized marketplace. She offers clear, easy-to-follow guidelines, tips, and strategies for everything from business process reengineering, organizational redesign, the learning process, and the use of information technology, to creating client/designer partnerships, tracking trends, promoting teamwork and cooperation, and much more. It is becoming increasingly apparent that, in the years ahead, the successful interior designers will be those who understand their role as agents of positive cultural change and who exercise their power to help people achieve their full potential by providing them with optimal interior spaces in which to live, work, learn, heal, and grow old. Now this groundbreaking book helps them do exactly that. An inspiring call to action, a heady vision of the future, a guide to business success in the twenty-first century, Interior Design and Beyond is an indispensable resource for the practicing designer and apprentice, as well as the contractors, manufacturers, consultants, and other design professionals who work with them. "Good interior design is responsible design. It takes into account the needs and realities of the situation and the people who will use the space. This approach to interior design looks to the future rather than waiting for a problem to occur before anyone tries to solve it. It goes beyond prettifying a room or responding to environmental issues raised by the media. If we address real needs with well-researched solutions, then interior design will be indispensable." -Mary V. Knackstedt In this groundbreaking book, one of the leaders in the world of interior design prepares designers for the demands of tomorrow's marketplace by offering a hard look at the current state of the profession and sharing her expert prescription for success in the 1990s and beyond. Drawing on her more than thirty-five years as a celebrated interior designer and business consultant, she provides readers with: Practical solutions to the crucial problems facing the design profession today A comprehensive framework for business success in a business-driven globalized marketplace A suggestion for restructuring the educational system to begin in college and continue throughout the design career Guidelines on such vital issues as business process reengineering, organizational redesign, the use of information technology, client/designer partnerships, teamwork, and much more Interior Design and Beyond is a guide to business success in the twenty-first century and an indispensable resource for the practicing designer and apprentice, as well as the contractors, manufacturers, consultants, and other design professionals who work with them.
Author: Diane Leone
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Book & CD-ROM. An active real estate market has turned interior design into a boom industry in recent years. Interior designers owning their own firms have a median income of $75,000. Tens of thousands of homes are for sale in the United States today, and many need the help of an interior designer to be sold. Interior designers create the spaces where we work, play, and live every day. Whether it is a private residence, corporate office, retail store, or a zany restaurant, interior designers use their creativity, as well as their knowledge of colour principles, architecture, and design, to make it work and look amazing. As a result, they are well compensated for the work. This guide provides readers with an understanding of the basic concepts of starting their own interior design business. This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of interior design. You will learn everything from the initial start-up decisions to working with clients. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book. You can build a highly successful business using your talent and understanding of colour and architectural features, while providing a much needed service to home owners. If you enjoy working with people and have that creative knack, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business should be without. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word® and about choosing a name; getting Started; the who, what, when, why, and how of interior design; equipment; selling your other services to your present customers; home staging and interior redesign; how to build a portfolio; how to get your first clients; how to attract and bid on new jobs; contracts and billing procedures; advertising; insurance; legal matters; basic cost control systems; market research; getting new clients; tax laws; zoning laws; pricing; leads; sales and marketing techniques; and pricing formulas. You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff if necessary, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as increase sales and have customers refer others to you. You will learn the basics of accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms found in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
Author: Marypaul Yates
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Fabrics provides designers with the information needed to make their fabric specifications easy, informed, and appropriate to the job at hand, considering aesthetics, performance, application, and green design.
Author: Patricia Rodemann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Patterns in Interior Environments Perception, Psychology, and Practice It's no secret that patterns and combinations of patterns in an interior design can produce a broad variety of physical, emotional, and psychological responses in those who view them-from cheerfulness and a desire to get things done to agitation or lethargy. Few interior designers, however, have a strong grasp of how and why these responses are produced and which types of patterns are most likely to evoke a specific reaction. Even less is known about pattern preferences among different demographic groups. Most studies available on these subjects are purely academic, largely theoretical, or devoid of any reference to practical application. Patterns in Interior Environments is the first book to present significant original research on pattern preferences and responses with a view toward practical application by working design professionals. It offers a wealth of clear and accessible information in an easy-to-use format that will help designers better understand and respond to their clients' needs. Supplemented with hundreds of illustrations of pattern designs and patterns within room settings, this revolutionary new resource: * Interprets and explains technical information about the psycho-physical and psychological effects of different types of patterns and public perceptions of them * Includes recent research findings identifying pattern preferences of different demographic groups * Specifies appropriate pattern types for various activities, including selling, learning, healing, relaxing, eating, negotiating, performing complex tasks, and more For residential and commercial interior designers, Patterns in Interior Environments is a powerful tool for reducing the time and frustration involved in finding patterns to meet client requirements.
Author: Sian Moxon
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
The environmental impact of interior architecture and design practice is immense, and this book highlights the need for designers to adapt the way they work and relearn the lessons lost. A comprehensive reference book for anyone wanting to work in interior design, this book introduces ideas of sustainability while encouraging and inspiring readers with positive, creative, and practical alternatives.
Author: Jenny Gibbs
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Offering a thorough grounding in the principles of interior design, this book describes the qualities and skills needed to become an interior designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the business today. Its broad, up-to-date approach unites history, theory and practice. Subjects covered include: how to develop a brief with a client; presentations and sample boards; choosing materials and designs; project planning and management. The book aims to inform and inspire as well as to equip new designers with a valuable route-guide to the profession. Principally written for interior design students, it will also serve as a reliable manual for aspiring amateurs.
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.
Author: Terri Maurer, Katie Weeks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Through real-world case studies, master the business of interior design practice Whether you hope to own your own company, grow your company, or rise high in the managerial ranks of a larger practice, you must have a tight grasp of business basics in order to succeed as an interior designer. Interior Design in Practice provides the vital business education an interior designer needs. It describes in detail how to plan and launch an interior design business, and how to grow that business towards success. Through real-world case studies, you'll learn the essentials of building a design practice, including: Deciding how and when to use business planning, strategic planning, and financial planning to your benefit Techniques to build teams and motivate team members Ways to avoid costly mistakes Advice on branding and marketing your firm and yourself Methods to integrate new technology into your day-to-day practice, marketing, and networking Coauthored by a former ASID national president and an experienced design writer and editor, Interior Design in Practice assists interior designers with practical, from-the-field advice, along with enlightening case studies throughout the book. Both budding entrepreneurs and seasoned design practitioners will find this comprehensive, real-world guide a welcome stepping-stone to success.
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A practical, comprehensive resource for commercial interior design Designing Commercial Interiors is the industry standard reference, now fully revised and expanded to reflect the latest developments in commercial interior design. This book guides you through the entire design process, from planning to execution, to teach you the vital considerations that will make your project a success. This new third edition includes new: Sustainability concepts for a variety of commercial spaces Coverage of accessibility, security, safety, and codes—and how these factors influence commercial design Chapters on design research, project process, and project management Drawings and photographs of design applications Supplemental instructor's resources Commercial interior design entails a much more complex set of design factors than residential design, and many of these considerations are matters of safety and law. This book walks you through the process to give you a solid understanding of the myriad factors in play throughout any commercial project, including how the global marketplace shapes designers' business activities. Whether it's a restaurant, office, lodging, retail, healthcare, or other facility, the interior designer's job is much more complicated when the project is commercial. Designing Commercial Interiors is an exhaustive collection of commercial design skills, methods, and critical factors for professionals, instructors, and those preparing for the NCIDQ exam.
Author: Maureen Mitton, Courtney Nystuen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A practical approach to planning residential spaces Residential Interior Design: A Guide To Planning Spaces is the industry-standard reference for all aspects of residential space planning, with a practical focus on accessible design, ergonomics, and how building systems affect each space. This new third edition has been updated with the most recent code information, including the 2015 International Residential Code and the International Green Construction Code, and new content on remodeling. Packed with hundreds of drawings and photographs, this book illustrates a step-by-step approach to design that applies to any residential space, and ensures that the most important factors are weighted heavily in the decision making process. Daily use is a major consideration, and the authors explore the minimum amount of space each room requires to function appropriately while examining the host of additional factors that impact bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, and more. Detailed information about accessibility is included in each chapter, making this book a reliable design reference for "aging in place" and universal design. The new companion website features teaching tools and a variety of learning supplements that help reinforce the material covered. Interior design is a fundamental component of a residential space, and a required skill for architecture and design professionals. This book is a complete reference on all aspects of residential design, and the factors that make a space "work." Design spaces with primary consideration of daily use Account for building systems, accessibility, human factors, and more Get up to date on the latest residential interior building codes Plan interiors for any home, any style, and any budget Designing a residential interior is about more than choosing paint colors and furniture—it's about people, and how they interact and use the space. It's about shaping the space to conform to its function in the best possible way. Residential Interior Design provides clear, comprehensive guidance on getting it right every time.
Author: Lynne Mesher
Publisher: AVA Publishing
A guide to creating retail spaces that offers an enticing spatial experience. It introduces methods of manipulating space to create an exciting commercial interior.