We're excited to announce that Alissa Wehmueller, principal of interiors at Helix Architecture + Design and member of the IIDA Mid America Chapter, is this year's IIDA Member of the Year. Alissa will receive $7,500, sponsored by Contract Magazine, a complimentary 2018 IIDA membership, and be honored at the IIDA Annual Meeting on June 11. [ Bit.ly Link ] #IIDAhonors #GratefulForOurMembers
Were excited to announce that Alissa Wehmueller principal of interiors at Helix

Alissa Wehmueller, 2017 IIDA Member of the Year

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We're thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of our brand new international Headquarters at 111 E. Wacker Drive in the heart of downtown Chicago! The space shows how purpose, function, product, and aesthetic come together to encourage productivity, health, and wellness through human-centered design. Stay tuned for more details and sneak peeks of our stunning new space! #IIDAunveiled
Were thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of our brand new international
This year's winning projects of the 5th annual IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America and the Caribbean Competition "reflect the highest standard of excellence in interiors and emphasize the role of local inspiration and cultural context with sophisticated, globally-relevant designs." View all the winners, including the winner of the first-ever Narrative Award, which recognizes an interior...
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This years winning projects of the 5th annual IIDA Best Interiors of

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Best Interiors of Latin America & the Caribbean Competition

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Does your #NeoCon2017 showroom or booth stack up? Show us why you should be the winner of the IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition! Winners will be featured on contractdesign.com, the website of Contract Magazine, and on the IIDA website. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Klépierre and DigitasLBi North America teamed up to create the Inspiration Corridor, where customers can find personalized product suggestions using infrared camera technology that analyzes shoppers on the spot. Check out more ways designers can modernize brick-and-mortar stores. [ Bit.ly Link ] #IIDAPerspective
Klépierre and DigitasLBi North America teamed up to create the Inspiration Corridor

Retail Reboot

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Discovering an artistic muse. Risk taking in one's career. Protecting creative professions in uncertain times. IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl Durst discussed these topics and more with the iconic Judith Jamison, artistic director emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, at today's Leaders Breakfast in New York. The IIDA Leaders Breakfast international event series...
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Discovering an artistic muse Risk taking in ones career Protecting creative professions
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"The state capitol owes its special character to symbolism[...]Since the second decade of the nineteenth century the symbols have dominated every legislative building erected in the United States. Their story through two centuries of American building is a chronicle more continuous than any other, even that of the church and private house." [ Bit.ly Link ]
The state capitol owes its special character to symbolismSince the second decade

America's State Capitols: An Architectural Explainer

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We are excited to announce that Lindzey Duval is this year's IIDA Student of the Year! Lindzey, a senior and teaching assistant in the interior design program at Texas State University and president of the school's IIDA Campus Center, will be presented with $5,000, courtesy of OFS Brands, and celebrated at the IIDA Annual Meeting. [ Bit.ly Link ] #IIDAhonors #IIDAstudents
We are excited to announce that Lindzey Duval is this years IIDA

Lindzey Duval, 2017 IIDA Student of the Year

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Congratulations to Jon Otis, IIDA, 2017 IIDA Educator of the Year! Jon is a tenured professor of interior design at Pratt Institute in New York City and principal and creative director of Object Agency. He'll be presented with the award, including $10,000 sponsored by Milliken and a complimentary 2018 IIDA membership, at the IIDA Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 11. [ Bit.ly Link ] #IIDAhonors
Congratulations to Jon Otis IIDA 2017 IIDA Educator of the Year Jon

Jon Otis, 2017 IIDA Educator of the Year

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Danielle Therese
Terry Dearden
"57 percent of the population is still 100 percent work-based, but technology has freed us up enormously and will continue to do so[...] For peak employee engagement, the sweet spot for physically being 'at work' is two days per week." [ Bit.ly Link ] via Work Design Magazine
57 percent of the population is still 100 percent workbased but technology

What We Learned at WORKTECH 17 New York

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"In a more general sense, design is about communicating ideas, and writing can help clarify your thoughts. To paraphrase George Orwell: Write well, think well." via FastCompany
In a more general sense design is about communicating ideas and writing

A Reading Guide For Designers Who Want To Write

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The importance of place will be addressed by IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl Durst, who will speak to the industry’s next generation of design professionals during the 146th Spring Commencement of the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design on Saturday, May 13. Delivering the commencement address, entitled “Sense of Place,” Durst will appeal to the 2017...
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Join IIDA EVP/CEO Cheryl Durst and fellow design experts Meg Prendergast, Mari Balestrazzi, and Suzanne Tick for a session focused on the 50 percent of the population that's in charge of 80 percent of the travel decisions made today: women. Register at the NeoCon Shows website: [ Bit.ly Link ] #theIIDAeffect #NeoCon2017 #IIDANeoCon The Gettys Group
Join IIDA EVPCEO Cheryl Durst and fellow design experts Meg Prendergast Mari

Join IIDA EVP/CEO Cheryl Durst at the Icons at NeoCon Seminar, "Designing for the 50 Percent; Hospitality for the Savvy Traveling Woman"

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A big congratulations to Suzanne Sabia, recipient of the 2017 Wilsonart Essay Competition $1,000 cash award! Suzanne, a student at The University of Alabama and member of the
IIDA Alabama Chapter, shared her Student Mentoring Program experience at Office Pavilion in Houston, Texas: "The most valued experience to me is not a short cut in AutoCAD or a particular sales pitch that will land the...
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A big congratulations to Suzanne Sabia recipient of the 2017 Wilsonart Essay

Suzanne Sabia, 2017 Wilsonart Essay Competition Winner

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Does your #NeoCon2017 showroom or booth stack up? Show us why you should be the winner of the IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition! Winners will be featured on contractdesign.com, the website of Contract Magazine, and on the IIDA website. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Earlier this month, design leaders across Mexico City connected over cocktails and conversation at "Design Is...A cultural conversation to explore the relationship of work, clients, and projects," presented by IIDA and Shaw Contract. The panel, moderated by IIDA EVP/CEO Cheryl Durst and comprised of IIDA International Board Members Julio Braga, Marlene Liriano, Edwin Beltran, and Susana...
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Earlier this month design leaders across Mexico City connected over cocktails and
More than 30 professionals gathered at the 20th annual IIDA Industry Roundtable to reflect on two decades of design -- from assessing its past and present, to how design will rise to tomorrow’s challenges and shape our future. Read all about the fascinating two-day discussion in this illuminating report. #IIDARoundtable
More than 30 professionals gathered at the 20th annual IIDA Industry Roundtable

Design Then, Design Now, Design Next -- Read the Report from the 20th Annual IIDA Industry Roundtable

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You now have by midnight, May 12, 2017, to enter your product to the 4th annual HiP Awards! Show what sets your product apart from the crowd. [ Bit.ly Link ]
You now have by midnight May 12 2017 to enter your product

Deadline Extended to Enter Interior Design's HiP Awards

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From copper details sprinkled throughout the space to panels bathed in an acidic finish, each design element at Rhoda Hong Kong brings a refined yet down-to-earth vibe to the restaurant. Find out what inspired this unique design. [ Bit.ly Link ] #IIDAPerspective
From copper details sprinkled throughout the space to panels bathed in an
IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl Durst claims to be a mere “tolerator” of social media. But her Facebook feed tells a different story. She uses it as a virtual campfire. [ Bit.ly Link ]
IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl Durst claims to be a

Social story time at the virtual campfire

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