Tag - Customization

Customize KwickScreen Moveable Privacy Screens

When KwickScreen was founded by Michael Korn, he expected it to be a game-changer in healthcare. Rooms could suddenly be reconfigured to accommodate a patient's needs by creating a private space instantly. With very few touchpoints on the screen itself, it is easy to clean and keep clean. These screens could have taken off purely for their convenience. But Michael knew they could be more than just convenient. He was inspired by advances in digital printing and wanted to...

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Customize Vinyl Flooring from Graphic Image Flooring

Digital printing has changed the way interior designers work. For years, custom elements in a room were the domain of special clients with deep pockets. Thankfully, times have changed. Today, any project can be personalized thanks to advances in digital printing technology. For instance, let's say you want to customize vinyl flooring. Easy! Sheboygan, Wisconsin-based printer Graphic Image Flooring lets your creativity flow with their customization program. You can work with them to create a floor with any design,...

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Customizing Made Easy, a Webinar with Kristen Dettoni

We're excited to invite you to Customizing Made Easy, on Wednesday, October 7, from 12:00 – 12:30 EST. This free lunchtime webinar is hosted by Design Pool founder, Kristen Dettoni. During this half-hour webinar. Kristen will introduce you to the Design Pool library and all it has to offer as a valuable resource to interior designers.At Customizing Made Easy, you will learn:How easy it is to create customized products3 simple steps to design a product without leaving the...

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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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Printing United 2019 Material Review

In October, we visited Printing United 2019 in Dallas, Texas. Printing United describes itself as a brand-new trade show that will “provide access to the latest solutions for apparel, graphics/wide-format, and functional printing applications.” Their goal is putting under one roof “access to all printing technologies.” Those of us in the industry all agree it’s an exciting time for printing and print-on-demand products. A show with so many different technologies and materials in one place was both informative and inspiring. What was...

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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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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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InPrint Show and Print on Demand Opportunities

If you are interested in getting involved in the print on demand business and are in need of printing equipment and inks, InPrint is the place to go! This unique show is highly focused and very well organized. Admission includes access to all the presentations and the chance to network with a wide range of people from different industries. I attended InPrint for the first time as a keynote speaker, presenting on “print on demand” capabilities and customization for commercial...

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Sustainability with Print on Demand

During her 27-year career working in the textile industry, Design Pool founder Kristen Dettoni watched as the industry she worked in produced yards and yards of textile waste while creating large collections twice a year. The standard model was for a traditional mill to create hundreds of designs, each available in multiple color ways, to present to clients. Those clients only had availability to place 3% of those designs, leaving 97% of the designs shelved, never to be shown...

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