Architecture for Humanity Announces Finalists for Design Challenge

Aug. 17, 2009
By Bruce Brigham

The theme this year of the education conference held in conjunction with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) was “INNOVATE.” Innovation is always an appropriate topic for the creative types in our profession, but it is especially apropos during this time of upheaval and repositioning in interior design.


At ASID, we have been talking a lot about innovation lately as we plan for the future. The concept of sustainability looms large in our lens of innovation. From an interiors perspective, the profession has only scratched the surface of what sustainable design can contribute toward conserving and preserving resources, as well as toward promoting care of the ecosystem. This is an area ripe for innovation. We certainly are not yet looking at sustainability as a ubiquitous quality of every design project, nor are we looking at how to incorporate it into every one of our projects in a holistic, cross-disciplinary manner which, I believe, will be the case in the future.


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