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Special Thanks for Making Our NeoCon Booth!

October sure has been a bit of a whirlwind. We started it at NeoCon in Chicago and are winding down at the HCD Expo + Conference in Cleveland. With NeoCon behind us, we wanted to take a moment to send out a special note of thanks to our partners who helped us make the NeoCon Booth of our dreams. NeoCon was the first in-person event we participated in since Design Pool launched. As someone who attended for many years,...

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R&R, A Collection of Designs for Healthcare Interiors

This month we are excited to introduce R&R, a collection of health and wellness-inspired patterns for healthcare interiors. This is the latest group of patterns in the award-winning Cryptology Collections. Using our innovative technique of designing with coded messages, we created beautiful designs with hidden messages about health and wellness. When we created The Cryptology Collections, we thought about how patterns contribute to what is being communicated in a built environment. When it comes to healthcare interiors, what if...

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HCD Expo is Happening in Cleveland, October 23 – 26

Design Pool is excited to be exhibiting at the HCD Expo + Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The event takes place October 23 – 26, 2021 in the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland. At the event, we will be introducing The Cryptology Collections to interior designers and architects, including our two award-winning groups, Knowledge is Power and Radio Waves. In addition to the designs we debuted at NeoCon, we are introducing sixnew designs based on code, R&R. R&R is a...

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Design Pool Wins a HiP Award & Metropolis Likes

That's a wrap on NeoCon 2021 and it was a productive 3 days for Design Pool. It was so rewarding to introduce Design Pool to interior designers, architects and students in the commercial interior industry. We also won two awards from prestigious national publications, a HiP Award and a Metropolis Likes. We won an Interior Design Magazine HiP Award! Our Knowledge is Power, part of The Cryptology Collections, won a HiP Award for Health + Wellness: Fabrics +...

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NeoCon 2021: 5 Tips to Guarantee an Inspiring Experience

NeoCon 2021 starts October 4th! We have gone to NeoCon for many years as an attendee and we love it! It is absolutely one of our favorite shows. If this is your first time, we wanted to share our tips for getting the most out of your experience. 5 Tips to Guarantee a Successful NeoCon Make a plan. It is easy to get overwhelmed at events like this. theMART is a big space, and let’s be honest, we’re all a little...

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Design Pool’s NeoCon Survival Guide

NeoCon is one of the most important events in the commercial interiors industry. Since launching in 1969, it has brought together designers, architects, manufacturers, students, and end-users all under one roof. This year’s event is taking place October 4 – 6, 2021 at theMART in Chicago. Anyone who has been to NeoCon before knows this is a small industry and this show can feel a lot like a class reunion. You'll likely be bumping into people from different jobs...

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Classified, a Video Guide to the Collection

When designing the patterns in The Cryptology Collections, Kristen used a unique technique she developed exclusively for this collection. Her initial inspiration was to pay homage to the women codebreakers whose work went unrecognized in their lifetime. What better way to do this, than with codes. Kristen created a collection of patterns, each containing a secret coded message. In the case of Classified, the messages reference terminology used in the building and breaking of codes. Beginning with those coded...

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Classified, a Wallcovering Collection

This fall at NeoCon 2021, Design Pool is introducing The Cryptology Collection, a collection of twenty original pattern designs inspired by code, the hidden messages they communicate, and the women codebreakers of World War II. Designed by Kristen Dettoni, The Cryptology Collection is part of Design Pool’s digital library, the only pattern library created exclusively for interior designers and home to over 600 designs. The Cryptology Collection includes four smaller groupings designed for specific markets, including upholstery, wallcovering, flooring,...

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Top Secret, a Video About the Collection

When designing the patterns in The Cryptology Collections, Kristen used a unique technique she developed exclusively for this collection. Her initial inspiration was to pay homage to the women codebreakers whose work went unrecognized in their lifetime. What better way to do this, than with codes. Kristen created a collection of patterns, each containing a secret coded message. In the case of Top Secret, the messages reference five codebreaking women from WWII and their interesting histories. The work these...

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Top Secret, a Vinyl Flooring Collection

This fall at NeoCon 2021, Design Pool is introducing The Cryptology Collection, a collection of twenty original pattern designs inspired by code, the hidden messages they communicate, and the women codebreakers of World War II. Designed by Kristen Dettoni, The Cryptology Collection is part of Design Pool’s digital library, the only pattern library created exclusively for interior designers and home to over 600 designs. The Cryptology Collection includes four smaller groupings designed for specific markets, including upholstery, wallcovering, flooring,...

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