Bathroom Bliss and vision for the bathroom as a calm spa-like space, designers as problem solvers; and finding beauty in detail were some of the biggest themes of the second day of Decorex International. With a theme focused on containing the chaos and learning to live in the new world with the ongoing pandemic, the Decorex Sleep and Eat talks are the most needed moments of daily inspiration. CovetED brings you all about the second day of the Decorex International Virtual Fair.
It may be one of the smallest rooms in the house but there is so much to think about when it comes to planning and designing a bathroom. Are you after a spa-like sanctuary or space injected with colour and pzazz, how do you mix mood and task lighting and what’s the best way to allocate budget? Carole Annett of Country & Town House navigates a path through the soap suds with the guidance of interior designers Charu Ghandi of Elicyon and Tiffany Duggan.
Above all else, a bathroom needs to be clean and tidy. But it doesn’t need to be purely functional, especially if you appreciate a nice atmosphere for bubble baths or mirror selfies. From the sustainable TERRAZZO to big and big mirrors, the bathroom still has lots to offer. Decorative mirrors, decorative lights and marble decoration (freestanding, etc).
Designers As Problem Solvers
Adam D. Tihany has established an international reputation as the go-to leading designer for hoteliers, renowned chefs and cruise ships worldwide creating spaces of wonder and awe that not only enlighten but also transcend. Our world is going through a dramatic transformation and re-thinking of how we work, learn, socialize and consume. The travel and hospitality world is in flux. How should designers and architects think of the future of hospitality? What is the role of design in this rapidly changing world? Through the lens of his ground-breaking career, Adam D. Tihany will offer his views on how to pave a way for a more hopeful future.
“You give me a problem, I’ll give you solutions”, said Adam D. Tihany, Founder of Tihany Design
The term “Design Thinking” dates back to the 1987 book by Peter Rowe; “Design Thinking.” In that book, he describes the way that architects and urban planners would approach design problems. However, the idea that there was a specific pattern of problem-solving in “design thought” came much earlier in Herbert A Simon’s book, “The Science of the Artificial” which was published in 1969. The concept was popularized in the early 1990s by Richard Buchanan in his article “Wicked Problems in Design Thinking”..
Design thinking is concerned with solving problems through design. The idea being that the future output of the process will provide a better answer than the one already available or if nothing is available – something entirely new. In fact, ideas which are hard to express easily in words are often given shape in the form of visual metaphors. Design thinking thus easily incorporates abstract thought processes – something that scientific thinking may find more challenging to accommodate.
Beauty’s In The Detail
Upholstery In The Hands Of Interior Designers
Tara Craig founded Ensemblier to create custom upholstery handmade by British artisans using natural materials and built to last a lifestyle. Having long admired this craftsmanship, interior designers Joanna Plant and Bunny Turner have commissioned headboards which are now part of a new collaborative designer series. Country Life’s Giles Kime hosted a lively panel talk and asks how do these interior designers add by value to what they provide.
Upholstery is very much in trend these days. It is a very good option for your sofas, chairs, beds, and wall designs. Interior designers use upholstered shutters for modular kitchens, wardrobes or closets to bring exclusivity in their interior design. It adds an imperial look and elegance to your interior designs. Moreover, it adds a comfort level to your furniture. Just a few metres of fabric can totally transform a piece of furniture.
It is said that variety is the spice of life! This comes in different fabrics and designs and adds that spice to your interior designs! The upholstery fabrics are a thick material and available in the market from low range to very high price. The fabric pricing is based on the type of material used to make upholstery fabric and the design on the fabric. Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, with paddling, webbings and fabric or leather covers. The word upholstery comes from the word upholder.
Encouraging Diversity In Design
In this panel discussion, chaired by BIID President Lester Bennett, designers Sophie Ashby, Alexandria Dauley and Verity Coleman discussed diversity in interior design. The panel talked about the current landscape and explored how to encourage more young talent from diverse backgrounds into the industry and discuss how to develop a more diverse, inclusive and equitable UK interior design profession.
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