Interior Design in Practice

Case Studies of Successful Business Models

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Author: Terri Maurer,Katie Weeks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470190531

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Through real-world case studies, master the business of interior design practice Whether you hope to own your own company, grow your company, or rise high in the managerial ranks of a larger practice, you must have a tight grasp of business basics in order to succeed as an interior designer. Interior Design in Practice provides the vital business education an interior designer needs. It describes in detail how to plan and launch an interior design business, and how to grow that business towards success. Through real-world case studies, you'll learn the essentials of building a design practice, including: Deciding how and when to use business planning, strategic planning, and financial planning to your benefit Techniques to build teams and motivate team members Ways to avoid costly mistakes Advice on branding and marketing your firm and yourself Methods to integrate new technology into your day-to-day practice, marketing, and networking Coauthored by a former ASID national president and an experienced design writer and editor, Interior Design in Practice assists interior designers with practical, from-the-field advice, along with enlightening case studies throughout the book. Both budding entrepreneurs and seasoned design practitioners will find this comprehensive, real-world guide a welcome stepping-stone to success.

After Taste

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Author: Kent Kleinman,Joanna Merwood-Salisbury

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616890266

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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AfterTaste: Expanded Practices in Interior Design is an edited volume comprising texts, interviews and portfolios that collectively document new theories and emerging critical practices in the field of interior design. The material is informed by, but not limited to, the annual AfterTaste symposia hosted by Parsons The New School of Design. The book's central argument is that the field of interior design is inadequately served by its historical reliance on taste-making and taste-makers, and, more recently from a set of theoretical concerns derived from architecture; the volume seeks to set an expanded frame by advancing new voices and perspectives in both the theory and practice of interior design, considered as an independent discipline. In 2007, the Department of Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting at Parsons The New School for Design inaugurated an annual international symposium series dedicated to the critical study of the interior. Titled AfterTaste, these yearly symposia offer expansive views of interior studies, highlight emerging areas of research, identify allied practices, make public its under-explored territory, and attract future designers and scholars to the field. Now in its fourth year, AfterTaste has proven to be one of the very few venues internationally for critically exploring interior design. The field of interior design is asymmetrically served by the current literature in the field. Too frequently, the current writing and making in interiors emphasize the ineffable, the biographical, and the social elite, and promote a curiously unsubstantiated notion of connoisseurship as the principal basis for design. Other attempts to construct an intellectual agenda for the study of the interior draw heavily from architectural theory, ignoring the discipline's own specific and autonomous history. AfterTaste, the book, is intended to adjust this imbalance by introducing interior design material that is theoretically and historically situated, technically grounded, demographically inclusive, and aesthetically adventurous.

Becoming an Interior Designer

A Guide to Careers in Design

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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118174224

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.

A Guide to Business Principles and Practices for Interior Designers

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Author: Harry Siegel,Alan M. Siegel

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Tells how to start an interior design business, acquire clients, determine fees, make estimates, collect bills, select insurance, and establish good relations with trade sources

Innenräume entwerfen

Konzept, Typologie, Material, Konstruktion

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Author: Sylvia Leydecker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034606818

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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Die Gestaltung von Innenräumen steht an der Seite von Architektur, Landschaftsarchitektur und Städtebau als gleichberechtigte Aufgabe für alle, die sich professionell mit der gebauten Umwelt befassen. Ein internationales und interdisziplinäres Autorenteam stellt in diesem umfangreichen Werk die gegenwärtig wichtigen Aspekte aus den verschiedenen Bereichen des innenarchitektonischen Entwerfens dar. Die in brillanten Fotos und Plänen gezeigten Projektbeispiele wurden einheitlich für alle Kapitel des Buches ausgewählt und repräsentieren sowohl alle wichtigen Bauaufgaben, einschließlich des Messebaus, wie auch die heute maßgeblichen Entwurfshaltungen. Immer steht die Zusammenarbeit zwischen den verschiedenen gestaltenden Disziplinen im Mittelpunkt der Darstellung. Der Anhang enthält weiterführende Informationen. So wird Innenräume entwerfen zu einem Grundlagenwerk für die gestaltende Arbeit in Interior Design und Innenarchitektur.

Designing Interior Architecture

Concept, Typology, Material, Construction

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Author: Sylvia Leydecker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034615809

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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Designing interior spaces is a task that is equally relevant as architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design for those working professionally in the built environment. In this comprehensive work, an international and interdisciplinary team of authors presents the essential aspects of the various fields of contemporary interior architecture and design. The project examples are illustrated with brilliant photographs and plans. They have been selected according to consistent criteria for all chapters of the book and represent the essential building types, including exhibition stand design, as well as a broad range of today’s design approaches. The authors place the collaboration between the various design disciplines at the center of focus. The appendix contains information for further research. All in all, Designing Interior Architecture is a fundamental reference work for all those professionally engaged with the design.

Interdisciplinary Design in Practice

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Author: Robin J. S. Spence,Sebastian Macmillan,Paul Kirby

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727730084

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 227

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Effective teamwork across disciplines is essential to solve the technological and managerial problems associated with today's construction projects. This book promotes interdisciplinary design for the construction industry, and discusses the challenges and rewards involved. It contains contributions from many prominent figures representing different professional viewpoints, among them architects Ian Ritchie and Richard Saxon, engineers Sir Alan Cockshaw, Michael Dickson and Sir Jack Zunz and developer Peter Rodgers. Case studies provide illustrations and examples. The book also presents and reviews recent innovative experiences of education for interdisciplinary design both in the university and practice environments. Further, it includes summaries of best practice in the design process drawn from management studies and academic research. In its focus on the collaborative nature of the design process the book addresses the neglected areas of teamwork and communication. It offers numerous examples where this way of working has achieved outstanding architectural results and project success in line with the Latham and Egan agendas.

Professional Practice for Interior Design in the Global Marketplace

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Author: Susan M. Winchip

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: 9781609011383

Category: Architecture

Page: 560

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The interior designers of tomorrow require a professional practice text that is contemporary and innovative enough to prepare them for the rapidly evolving landscape of the 21st century workplace. Professional Practice for Interior Designers in the Global Marketplace arms students of the Millennial Generation with the know-how they'll need to launch and evolve their careers. It emphasizes the essential skills and knowledge required to work in a firm as an entry-level designer, while providing an overview of what is involved in starting, owning, and operating an interior design business. Although rooted in fundamentals, the book incorporates up-to-the-minute developments including globalization, changing demographics, the rise of networking technologies, sustainable design, social responsibility, and global economics.

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

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Author: Graeme Brooker,Lois Weinthal

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472539044

Category: Design

Page: 672

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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.

Patterns in Interior Environments

Perception, Psychology, and Practice

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Author: Patricia Rodemann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471241621

Category: Architecture

Page: 253

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Patterns in Interior Environments Perception, Psychology, and Practice It's no secret that patterns and combinations of patterns in an interior design can produce a broad variety of physical, emotional, and psychological responses in those who view them-from cheerfulness and a desire to get things done to agitation or lethargy. Few interior designers, however, have a strong grasp of how and why these responses are produced and which types of patterns are most likely to evoke a specific reaction. Even less is known about pattern preferences among different demographic groups. Most studies available on these subjects are purely academic, largely theoretical, or devoid of any reference to practical application. Patterns in Interior Environments is the first book to present significant original research on pattern preferences and responses with a view toward practical application by working design professionals. It offers a wealth of clear and accessible information in an easy-to-use format that will help designers better understand and respond to their clients' needs. Supplemented with hundreds of illustrations of pattern designs and patterns within room settings, this revolutionary new resource: * Interprets and explains technical information about the psycho-physical and psychological effects of different types of patterns and public perceptions of them * Includes recent research findings identifying pattern preferences of different demographic groups * Specifies appropriate pattern types for various activities, including selling, learning, healing, relaxing, eating, negotiating, performing complex tasks, and more For residential and commercial interior designers, Patterns in Interior Environments is a powerful tool for reducing the time and frustration involved in finding patterns to meet client requirements.

Interior Design

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Author: Jenny Gibbs

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856696043

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practice of interior design as well as invaluable information about education and careers, and gives a balanced inside view of the business today. Its broad, up-to-date approach unites history, theory, and practice. Subjects covered include how to develop a program with a client; presentations and sample boards; choosing materials and designs; project planning and management. For the new edition, many of the examples of interiors have been updated and there is additional information on sustainability in interior design. The sections covering drawings and CAD have also been thoroughly revised and expanded to take account of changes in current practice in this area and also to provide more practical guidance on drawing, either by hand or using CAD software.

Interior Design Management

A Handbook for Owners and Managers

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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471284314

Category: Architecture

Page: 360

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Most interior designers who own - or plan to own - their own firms are at a disadvantage because they lack formal business training. This book provides them with essential information on accounting, financial analysis, revenue operation, contracts, personnel issues and more.

Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice

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Author: Cindy Coleman,Interior Design Magazine

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007141603X

Category: Architecture

Page: 768

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Everything you need to know about the practice and business of interior design -- from McGraw-Hill and Interior Design magazine Let today's most admired design professionals share with you their priceless insights, step-by-step guidelines, and real-life examples drawn from their own highly successful practices. Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice packs fresh new ways of thinking and profitable ways of working -- quality information you expect when experts join forces! Comprehensive, hands-on details show you how to problem-solve the design needs of clients¿streamline every stage of your practice, from finding and winning clients to project build-out¿and master the most efficient negotiation, bidding, contract, and documentation techniques. Achieve professional excellence and profitability with this authoritative resource as you learn how to act on the implications of the profound changes occurring in the design industry today with tips from designers who are at the top of their game. An outstanding preparation tool for the NCIDQ national licensing exam

The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox

Checklists and Best Practices to Manage Your Workflow

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Author: Phyllis Harbinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111868043X

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Get organized and streamline your workflow with this A–Z accountability system. Design is only part of an interior designer’s job—you’re also responsible for scheduling client meetings, conducting design surveys, creating drawings and specs, and overseeing installation. Multiply by the number of projects on your plate, and you have a recipe for overwhelming disorganization. The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox helps you juggle multiple projects with ease, with a comprehensive self–management system tailored to the needs of interior designers and decorators. Features include: Detailed checklists that highlight weak spots and warn against common pitfalls Covers residential design, contract design, specifications, and renovations Best practices for meetings, design surveys, drawings, specifications, and renovations Customizable online checklists for tracking every phase of your project Exclusive online budgeting tool for tracking product costs and associated expenses to share with your team and your clients If you need to get organized and get back to work, you need The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox.

Interior Design Visual Presentation

A Guide to Graphics, Models, and Presentation Techniques

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Author: Maureen Mitton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471624073

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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The new, updated edition of the successful book on interiordesign Interior Design Visual Presentation, Second Edition isfully revised to include the latest material on CAD, digitalportfolios, resume preparation, and Web page design. It remains theonly comprehensive guide to address the visual design andpresentation needs of the interior designer, with coverage ofdesign graphics, models, and presentation techniques in onecomplete volume. Approaches to the planning, layout, and design of interiorspaces are presented through highly visual, step-by-stepinstructions, supplemented with more than forty pages of full-colorillustrations, exercises at the end of each chapter, and dozens ofnew projects. With the serious designer in mind, it includes adiverse range of sample work, from student designers as well aswell-known design firms such as Ellerbee and Beckett Architects andMS Architects.

The Handbook of Interior Design

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Author: Jo Ann Asher Thompson,Nancy Blossom

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444336282

Category: Architecture

Page: 576

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"The Handbook of Interior Design offers a compilation of current ways of thinking that inform the discipline of interior design"--

Basics Interior Design 01: Retail Design

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Author: Lynne Mesher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350034495

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

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Basics Interior Design 01: Retail Design approaches the subject of interior design in a retail context. Retail spaces are at the forefront of contemporary interior design because they are updated regularly to stay competitive and appealing This book examines brand and identity as a starting point for the design concept, and the relationship between the interior and its context, site and setting. It introduces ways of manipulating space and volume, exploring the spatial elements of ceilings, floors and walls, and investigating the notions of layout, circulation and pace. It also pays close attention to the effects of a building on the environment. This is a complete guide to creating retail spaces that entice, excite and enthral the consumer by creating an experience with which they can relate.

What is Interior Design?

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Author: Graeme Brooker,Sally Stone

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 9782888930174

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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What is Interior Design? is a handbook for students, scholars, and practitioners who have an interest in interior design and architecture. This book examines the fundamental characteristics of interior space—the analysis and understanding of existing buildings, the nature and qualities of organizing an interior space, and an understanding of the material and surface qualities of found and applied textures. What is Interior Design? contextualizes current issues around education and practice, examines both historical and contemporary concerns in design, and looks at the work of key practitioners in the field. The study and practice of designing interior spaces is a constantly evolving subject. However, despite the popularity of interior design at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, there is still very little legislation or definition available.