Sustainable News

3 Keys to Designing Healthier Environments

Designers and office managers are facing new challenges as they try to plan for getting employees safely back to their desks. Temporary measures may include plastic shields and spreading out workspaces but how can we plan for longterm, sustainable options? Here are 3...

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Create a Home Office That Works

Create a Home Office That Works With so many people working from home these days, a home office has become an essential space. Yet, not everyone has the budget for creating an entire office from scratch, and few people can pay to have a professional space planner...

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Common Modern Acoustical Challenges (and how to address them)

Every designer has faced the task of figuring out how to create open, welcoming buildings without sacrificing acoustics. From schools to offices and even restaurants, it can be a challenge to accomplish this. Fortunately today there are several simple solutions!...

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The Benefits of Modular Design

Good designers understand that there is more to great design than just appearance- projects must also consider how to withstand the natural wear and tear of the activities within the building or space. In addition, thought should be given to how such systems can also...

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Transform Walls into Multipurpose, Functional Surfaces

What if your design could do more than just look great? What if walls could double as useable surfaces? Modern architects and interior designers are uncovering new creative and functional designs by utilizing versatile, performance-based wall finishing systems for...

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Muratto introduces Trizzano to the North American market

Introducing its ‘bespoke’ manufacturing arm to the US, Muratto (Portugal; www.muratto.com) launched its Trizzano effort to N. America at Wanted Design Manhattan on May 17, 2019. Focusing only on ‘sustainable’ input raw materials, Muratto manufactures interior décor...

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The Geometry of Design

While it may seem like a modern trend, geometric design has been around as long as there has been art. Like most design trends, geometric patterns have taken on different styles through the years, but the fundamentals remain the same. Here are some simple yet classic...

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Transforming Plain Walls

What once was a bleak expanse of white paint is becoming increasingly more inventive as offices and businesses turn to wall coverings as a quick and easy way to promote upfront branding. This trend seems certain to continue as current top architectural wall covering...

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Wallcoverings: Trends and Options

What once was a bleak expanse of white paint is becoming increasingly more inventive as offices and businesses turn to wall coverings as a quick and easy way to promote upfront branding. This trend seems certain to continue as current top architectural wall covering...

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The Importance of Design in Healthcare

“Form follows function”. Just as the architect Louis Sullivan declared, so modern designers should always consider the intended use of the space before beginning the design process. When considering the design of healthcare facilities, three important areas stand out....

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