Tag - Commercial Interiors

Ogee Definition and Design

An ogee is a distinctive pattern with two continuous S-shaped curves narrowing and widening. These two curves form a perfect oval before repeating out gracefully. Known for their pleasing flow and rhythm, this layout is extremely versatile as a design element. In fact, designers from cultures all around the globe have been using it in patterns. They can be modern and sleek when used in apparel, large-scale and elaborate in home furnishing fabrics, or decorative and ornate on architectural...

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Wendy Noory from Panolam

Talking Trends with Panolam Design Director Wendy Noory

In the latest in our series Talking Trends, Kristen chatted with Wendy Noory, Director of Design for Panolam Surface Systems. Panolam has been in business for over 70 years and offers one of the largest selections of surface options and designs for interior designers and architects. Wendy has a keen eye for design and upcoming trends in the marketplace. In addition, her perspective is unique. While she is always up on the next big trend, she is also realistic about...

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Kerry Rowe Design

Talking Trends with Kerry Rowe of Kerry Rowe Design LLC

At Design Pool, we know how important it is to stay on top of industry trends. With that in mind, we're launching a new blog series Talking Trends to give us an excuse to talk to talented artists and designers about what they're seeing. We're kicking things off with a conversation with Kerry Rowe of Kerry Rowe Design and creator of Box See Studio to talk trends in color, materials, and finish design (CMF). Kerry is an expert in the...

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Historical Textile Reproductions for Museum L-A

Design Pool is excited to let you know about a volunteer project we are working on to create textile reproductions for 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...

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Suzani Pattern Definition and Design

Anyone lucky enough to have seen a suzani up close will always remember the experience. These beautiful textiles are expertly crafted by skilled artists, and their size and density of stitches are awe-inspiring. The stitching is what gives these textiles their name. The word suzani is derived from the Persian word suzan, which means needle. A Suzani is a hand-embroidered, decorative textile made in Central Asia, particularly Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. These large textile panels were made by nomadic...

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Plaid Pattern Definition and Design

According to the classic book Textile Designs by Susan Meller and Joost Elffers, "the plaid is a box layout of stripes, usually horizontal and vertical, and almost always crossing at right angles. The simple definition is scarcely very descriptive, but plaids have been produced in such vast variety since the beginning of modern textile printing that a more searching definition might not cover them all. Their origin is in the threads of the loom, the warp set up lengthwise...

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LDI Interiors 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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KwickScreen Privacy Screens, Practical & Customizable

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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Design Pool Collection of Proprietary Designs

Paula Becker and her Cut Paper Collection for Design Pool

At Design Pool we offer a range of solutions for your design needs, including an exciting collection of proprietary designs. The "Paint Paper Scissors" collection is perfect for those in need of an exclusive license or purchase of the copyrights. Rhode Island designer, Paula Becker, designed the first collection in our proprietary design library. Paula has a love for beautiful materials and rich textures. Though her designs eventually become digital files, she always begins her design process with a more...

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Paul Lewin on Designing a 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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