Tag - Interior Design

How does a non-inventory system work?

At Design Pool, we talk a lot about how print-on-demand technology is changing the way interiors are designed. Also, how printing only what you need when you need it is a more sustainable means of manufacturing. One of the reasons this is true is because this type of manufacturing is a non-inventory system. To understand what makes this system so unique, let’s look back at how this system used to work. Traditionally, interior designers working on a project looked through...

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Design Pool’s 2021 Highlights

As the year winds down we're spending time reflecting on 2021 and looking forward to 2022. Recently, Kristen and Kristin chatted about the year and thought about the 2021 highlights. Getting a new business off the ground has had a lot of surprises. Yet, we both feel proud of the year we had and want to share our favorite parts of 2021 with you. 2021 Highlights Kristin Crane (left), Kristen Dettoni (right) at NeoCon 2021 NeoCon It was a blast to finally...

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2022 Colors of the Year

It's that time of year when we gather everyone's pick for 2022 Colors of the Year in one place. Not only is it inspiring to see the beautiful colors companies have chosen to represent the upcoming year, but it's even more interesting to hear why they chose what they did. What happened in the year we just lived through that informed their selection? What are they seeing on the horizon that helped them choose this particular color this year?...

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Design Pool’s Pick for Color of the Year 2022

Every December, we look forward to doing a round-up of the color of the year picks from popular paint companies and, of course, Pantone. But before we look at what everyone else is picking, we like to pick our own. Last year, we chose an energetic yellow to bring light and optimism into 2021. Our color of the year 2022 pick is also inspired by optimism and positivity. Unlike the cheeriness of our 2021 pick, we're looking at 2022...

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5 Things We Learned at the HCD Expo + Conference

Last month we exhibited at the HCD Expo + Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. This event was a great opportunity to meet with lots of people working in the healthcare design market. We were excited to introduce them to Design Pool and our new R&R Collection. While exhibiting, we also spent time walking the Expo Hall to spot trends in healthcare design. In addition, we also attended conference sessions to learn about the industry from experts in the field....

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Trends in Healthcare Design at HCD Expo

Last month we exhibited at the HCD Expo + Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. It was Design Pool's first time at this show and we had a great time. We loved interacting with people in person and introducing The Cryptology Collection to a whole new audience. In particular, we designed the R&R group especially with the healthcare design market in mind. Though we were there to exhibit, we also got to attend several of the lectures and walk the hall to...

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What is a Landscape Pattern?

In our licensable library, we have many different categories to make searching through our 600+ patterns easy. There are filters for shape, technique, theme, market, and color family. We also have three main categories: Geometric Patterns, Landscape Patterns, and Organic Patterns. Geometric and organic are probably easy to visualize. A geometric pattern has harder edges and defined shapes. Organic patterns have softer edges and elements you might find in nature. They also have more movement and space. But,...

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Trends from NeoCon 2021

2021 was definitely an unusual NeoCon. For starters, there were fewer exhibitors and crowds were smaller. This had some benefits, like no lines for the elevators (or bathrooms!) and more time to spend with attendees in our booth. Though there were some exciting new products, it also seemed like a lot of the product launches were more evolutions on familiar themes, than brand new ideas. We speculate a lot of folks are waiting to make a big splash in...

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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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