Interiors

Museum and Textile Reproductions for Museum LA

Design Pool is excited to let you know about a volunteer project we are working on with Museum L-A in Lewiston, Maine. Museum L-A was founded to tell the story of the textile mill workers who had once worked in the Bates Mill in Lewiston, which ceased production in 2001. Their mission reads that it “connects generations and cultures, fosters a spirit of discovery and human ingenuity, and helps people experience the rich history and heritage of work, the...

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LDI Interior’s Beautiful and Customizable Faux Leather Upholstery

At LDI Interiors, sustainable design is more than just an industry trend or empty marketing term; it is one of the core values of their company. They view sustainability as an essential part of their business model and an ever-evolving part of the design process. Each new product, each new design, is seen as a stepping stone toward a healthier planet. It is with sustainability in mind that LDI Interiors develops long-lasting products for commercial interiors that improve indoor air...

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Customizable Privacy Screens by Kwickscreen

Kwickscreen originally began as a student project for Michael Korn. Still, today, it is slowly revolutionizing how hospitals and medical centers create privacy and comfort for patients and families in an instant. Design Pool Pattern Prairie Michael enrolled in an industrial design program at the Royal College of Art with the spirit of an inventor. He wanted to design a product that would make a difference in people’s lives and was inspired to look to the healthcare industry because of its...

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DRRP Designs a Beautiful Office Space for Alicorp

Using data to support decision making is a trend in nearly every industry. Big brands use data to decide where to open new stores, how to market to their customers and how to get everyone to keep scrolling, clicking and buying. DRRP Arquitectura, an architecture firm in Lima, Peru, is designing buildings with data. DRRP describe its process of designing with data as an intelligent design approach that responds to the specific needs of the people who will be using...

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Tana-Tex Integral Mesh Privacy Curtain
Tana-Tex Integral Mesh Privacy Curtain
Tana-Tex Integral Mesh Privacy Curtain

Tana-Tex’s Revolutionary Print-on-Demand Privacy Curtain

Tana-Tex Inc. is revolutionizing the privacy curtain business with technology that allows for seamless curtains to be produced from an integral mesh fabric. Anat Unruh, owner of Tana-Tex had been in the privacy curtain business for a while, when she got inspiration for this new product in an unusual place: the tennis court. Traditional privacy curtains had long been created with a mesh section sewn into a woven curtain, or connected by snaps. Anat wondered, why couldn’t these curtains be...

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Neocon 2019 Trends and Analysis

Neocon 2019 Trends and Analysis

Overview It was another great Neocon! This was my 20th, so I probably need to stop counting. No matter how many times I’ve been, I’m always inspired and I truly believe the show is still the best way to see all the latest products in one location while packing in as many customer meetings as possible. The attendance was abundant, which you can always judge by the length of the elevator lines. Most of the OEM, Original Equipment Manufacturers, showrooms...

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Brewster Academy Project Image by Studio One
Brewster Academy Project Image by Studio One
Brewster Academy Project Image by Studio One
Brewster Academy Project Image by Studio One

Interview with Ryan Tirrell – Brewster Academy Project

Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire is not the typical high school. It’s a private boarding school founded in 1820 on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. When the school was looking to move its admissions office from an old New England house on Main Street to a state of the art facility on campus, Ryan Tirrell was the interior designer at his firm assigned to the project. The first project of his career that...

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Interview with Paul Lewin – Custom Restaurant Interior

Paul Lewin was a designer at Tivi in Chicago when he and his partner Ryan Wither got the project of their dreams, by sheer luck. In 2013, their friend and restaurateur Peter Verrill asked them to design his new restaurant Outliers Eatery, in foodie heaven Portland, Maine. What happens when a designer is given complete and total freedom to design a restaurant for someone obsessed with Hunter S. Thompson? For designer Paul Lewin, you get “The unicorn of my career.” Verrill...

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VividBoard and Customized White Boards for Healthcare and Education

Custom Designs on White Boards from VividBoard

Every day, in hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country, healthcare providers are using whiteboards to communicate with patients, their families and each other. Keeping track of medication schedules, shift changes and notes from visitors, whiteboards in rooms have become a necessity. Now, institutions are looking to customize those boards to stay on brand and perfectly suit their particular needs. VividBoard, a GMI company, has been creating custom whiteboards since 2002, when they sought to change how traditional whiteboards are...

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Paul Lewandowski -St Mary's Regional Hospital - Facade
Paul Lewandowski -St Mary's Regional Hospital - Waiting Room
Paul Lewandowski -St Mary's Regional Hospital - Entry

Interview with Paul Lewandowski

Paul Lewandowski, architect at Paul Designs Project, was design principal at SMRT Architects and Engineers when he got the opportunity to redesign the St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, a building with a personal connection to him. In order to bring this project to life and be meaningful in the community, Paul utilized custom printing to create two unique pieces. What was it about the St. Mary’s Project that got Paul excited to get to work? He was born there! Paul...

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