Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Most interior designers who own - or plan to own - their own firms are at a disadvantage because they lack formal business training. This book provides them with essential information on accounting, financial analysis, revenue operation, contracts, personnel issues and more.
Author: Graeme Brooker, Lois Weinthal
Publisher: A&C Black
The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.
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: Jo Ann Asher Thompson, Nancy Blossom
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"The Handbook of Interior Design offers a compilation of current ways of thinking that inform the discipline of interior design"--
Author: Jeannie Marini, Paige Holland
Discover your true interior design style and create the home you love while saving time, money, and gaining confidence! InDeZo: The New Language of Interior Design, is based in Jeannie Marini's proven "Design Zone" system, and is now available as a book and in a new iPad app. InDeZo knows that creating a home you'll love begins with YOU, not the sofa. Drawing on her years of experience as an interior designer and educator, Ms. Marini guides readers step-by-step in creating their personalized design styles and vision for their homes. InDeZo brings this intuitive, personalized, and proven interior design program to everyone via this book and the new app. InDeZo is a new way of understanding yourself by revealing what you love. It's simple, easy, accurate, and fun! It's not based in trends, which are fun, but they come and go. You are not a trend, and neither is your home. You have a special style that reflects who you are in a timeless way, and InDeZo will help you identify the ambiance or feeling in a room that you love best. It all begins with you. Who can benefit? We think everyone! Interior designers, decorators, real estate agents, DIY'ers, home decor enthusiasts, bachelors, new homeowners, and yes, even the design-challenged. Professional interior designers use InDeZo with clients, and there's an entire chapter devoted to helping professionals in the design industry. The design-challenged refer to InDeZo as "interior design therapy," and yes, InDeZo is for guys, too. Designing a home you'll love is just an InDeZo step away, with a system that reveals your true intuitive style, while providing thorough descriptions, guideposts, and specifics that help you feel more confident. The book also includes suggestions in choosing the colors, fabrics, and decor that will help you design with confidence and clarity in your InDeZo style. "Within the InDeZo book you will find soulful wisdom, wonderful direction, clarity, encouragement, and specific guides to help you find your unique interior design style, and then begin the journey of creating it." - K. Saunders "Such a cool way to identify styles that you like! It's fun, easy, and it gives you great ideas on how to design your dream home's interior!" DellSpa .."..it's like therapy for those of us who are design challenged." Tweet If you long to create a home that you love living in with a new found clarity and confidence - this book is for you. If you're a design professional, real estate professional, coach, or therapist, this book is for you. If you are design-challenged with no idea how to decorate your home or apartment, this book is for you."
Author: Drew Plunkett
Publisher: Laurence King
"This book covers all stages of visual presentation as part of the interior design process, from the most basic initial sketches to fully developed computer-generated visualizations. Following a brief introduction four chapters take the reader through the design process, from the basics to conception, presentation and production. This second edition includes more practical advice on techniques, more case studies, step-by-step sequences and updated examples. With a varied and comprehensive range of images, this book is an invaluable, inspirational and practical resource for interior design students."--
Author: Håkan Gulliksson
The home is under siege both because it is an enormous potential market and because of changing human behaviours. It is also interesting as a platform for new technology and for analysis of everyday life, as in this essay. We will describe the home as a context where the interactors are humans (inhabitants), things (artefacts in the home), and information. The interactions at home are activities and routines. This essay presents and structures quotes and thoughts on the organization and decoration of the home - another huge topic. To limit the scope somewhat we will look for theory to discuss only related to homes of the western middle class. The essay is yet another piece in a puzzle to understand information technology in the future.
Author: Tiiu Vaikla-Poldma
Publisher: Fairchild Books
As society rapidly changes, so too does our relationship with design and the spaces of the designed world. Meanings of Designed Spaces is a collection of articles by-and interviews with-renowned design academics and professionals exploring how people make meaning using design today, and how "designed space" both shapes and is shaped by technology, business, ethics, culture, sustainability, and society. Questions posed include: How does designing our world provide meaning in our lives? How is this meaning constructed? What is design research within this framework? How do interiors influence our social, cultural, and psychological ways of being? How is the designer's role evolving in relationship to other stakeholders? What are possible ways we can understand and respond to the social, political, ethical, and cultural issues we face? The book's subject matter moves from the theoretical to the practical and includes, at times, contradictory viewpoints, providing a springboard for conversation and debate.
Author: Sandra Alfoldy
Constructed space is defined by its shape, by the materials with which it is enclosed and by the objects that are placed within or decorate its exterior or interior. The interaction of these crafted objects or decorated surfaces with space provides viewers or inhabitants with visual clues about the environment as well as visual cues about decorum: viewers can know what kind of behaviour is expected and what the space means. Furnishings and dress, textile panels and clay pots, stained glass and gesso panels, all defined as craft or decorative art, give architectural space, defined as high art, its character: without craft, architecture is empty and devoid of meaning. This engaging collection of essays presents the first sustained exploration of the relationship of craft to architectural spaces. The book unravels the complex ways in which craft controls, manipulates, organises and defines space, to highlight how the relationship between craft and space can be understood as a form of communication between related parts that combine to form a unified whole.
Author: John F. Pile
& For one/two-semester introductory courses in Interior Design. A comprehensive, applications-oriented introduction to the evolving field of interior design, with a focus on the challenges facing designers in the 21st century. Emphasizing good solutions to real problems by examining best practices from the past and present, the author details case studies using a broad range of projects from modest home and work-place designs, to public areas, to full professional involvement in large commercial spaces.
Author: Raymund Königk
The main research problem was to determine interior design’s methods of cultural production. The original knowledge contributions of this thesis is summatively included in the imaginal interiors hypothesis: “Interior design produces culture through synthesis, proximity, associations, timeliness, and technification”. The study was undertaken as an initial study of the role of interior design in the field of cultural production. It aimed to make tacit interior design methods explicit and emerged from the assumption that interior designers who excel in the creation of meaning are rewarded for it in the form of cultural and economic capital. The study is important since it may improve the praxis of interior design, it expands the discipline’s research methodology, and it reviews the production methods of an emergent discipline. The study considered cultural production as an iterative practice comprised of the individual acts of generation and interpretation and the group manifestations of meaning. Within this domain interior artefacts are considered as a material objects within a semiotic context. These objects are functional and their primary communicative role is to portray their function. Making the generation of culture analogous to the generation of meaning allowed me to assess the interior artefact from a logical point of view and enabled me to speculate on the role of interior design within the larger cultural discourse. The research was located in the interpretivist paradigm. It took a non-positivist, social constructivist stance. I believe that meanings are emergent from the research process. The research encompassed a literature review, the collection of suitable examples, and the conduct of critical analysis. The primary research methods were constructivist grounded theory and phenomenography. Qualitative, interpretivist tools were developed and utilised in the content analysis through interpretation.
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: Samuel L. Hurt
Codes, Regulations, and Standards in Interior Design shows interior design students and practitioners how to make the incorporation of code requirements an integral part of their design process. The text develops a clear understanding of the reasons for, the history of, the meaning and application of, and the enforcement of applicable codes, regulations, and standards to real problems in Interior Design. Hurt instills in students that codes, regulations, and standards are not "necessary evils", but are there to assist them as designers in understanding and applying the principles of life safety and property protection, both of which are important and integral goals in any design project. The text covers the most current reference documents available today—primarily the 2009 series of model codes from the International Code Council.