I Hear Design: the interiors+sources podcast

I Hear Design: the interiors+sources podcast

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Interior Design for Your Ears


This Laminate Looks and Feels Like Real Wood
Jun 17 • 6 min
Everyone loves the look and feel of real wood. But wood is not without its issues. Lisa Thornton from Egger Wood Products shares the many benefits of using laminate materials for items like desks and doors, including cost-effectiveness, lighter weight and…
Camira Weaves Sustainability Into the Fibers of Its Fabric and Business Philosophy
Jun 14 • 4 min
Camira’s North American products are rich in wool, and so is its Chicago showroom. Hear how the company used sustainable fabric in rich jewel tones with spin top-like hanging fixtures to create a dramatic backdrop for NeoCon 2019.
NCARB Shares Updates On Architectural Licensing Requirements
Jun 13 • 13 min
Christoph Trappe sat down with NCARB CEO Michael Armstrong at AIA in Las Vegas 2019 and got an update on what’s happening with the industry, the history of architectural codes and education as well as who the key players are and what actually goes into…
When Should Designers Ask for Larger Surface Samples?
Jun 12 • 3 min
An expert from Wilsonart joins the I Hear Design podcast to discuss the importance of asking for larger samples of surface materials (laminate, quartz, etc.), especially when you’re considering a large-scale pattern. Listen now.
Mohawk’s Evidence-based Design at NeoCon: Carpet Patterns Reduce Stress
Jun 12 • 6 min
The Relaxing Floors collection from Mohawk uses research to uncover fractal carpet patterns in nature to reduce stress. Robert Nieminen, editor-at-large for interiors+sources talks about this thoughtful approach to design.
“Mapping” Out the Latest from Concertex and NappaTile
Jun 11 • 5 min
Design Director Aaron Mensik shares the inspiration behind his new Topo collection for Concertex, along with his vision when designing the NappaTile showroom for NeoCon 2019.
Open Plan Overhaul: Helping Companies Fit As they Grow
Jun 11 • 5 min
The “open office dilemma” poses a space issue for companies who find themselves growing out of their office setting. Christoph Trappe speaks with Cia Mooney from Watson about their solutions to this problem and how they help companies overcome these…
Gemanco Design Shares Its Technological Evolution of the Classic Wallpaper
Jun 11 • 4 min
Wallpaper technology—Christoph Trappe chats with Sandro Ciurcina from Gemanco Design about their evolution of the classic wallpaper. Sandro shares their new WaterProof System products for wet environments, like showers and gyms, 3D imaging as well as many…
Multiple Meanings of Kirei: Clean, Green and Beautiful Design
Jun 11 • 6 min
John Stein, founder of Kirei, is in the Materials Pavilion at NeoCon 2019, speaking with Christoph Trappe. John reflects on the history and meaning behind his company that helped unite green design and beauty in the design industry. He also talks about…
Advice for Designers Flows Through Brentano’s Water Collection
Jun 10 • 6 min
All designers face the pressure of creating something new—remaining relevant in an ever-changing design industry. In fact, it’s a common theme running through the showfloor here at NeoCon 2019. Iris Wang from Brentano has her own thoughts on this topic…
Patient Room Furniture: Functional Comfort for Day and Night (NeoCon 2019)
Jun 10 • 6 min
Patient room furniture has a reputation of being comfortable by day and turns to a sleeping nightmare at night. From the NeoCon 2019 show floor, Christoph Trappe chats with Kim Sank from Wieland about their new featured products that combine both function…
Scandinavian Spaces Partners Discuss Color Trends
Jun 10 • 6 min
Chief Content Officer Christoph Trappe joined Scandinavian Spaces Partners Thomas and Robert Jönsson in their booth at NeoCon 2019 to discuss how the company strategically uses color to inspire workplace creativity.
Sunbrella Takes Its Fabric Focus Indoors
Jun 10 • 6 min
While Sunbrella’s legacy is primarily known for outdoor applications, the fabric company is focusing on indoor uses in its new space at NeoCon 2019.
OFS Brings 50 Years of Sustainability to NeoCon 2019
Jun 10 • 8 min
From the early days of OFS’ founders kicking seeds in the dirt to today, OFS delivers sustainability at NeoCon 2019. Their philosophy for staying focused on sustainability is simple: “Do the right thing” and “Small choices make a big difference.”
interiors+sources Launches Design Connections 2.0 in October
Jun 4 • 7 min
Following the successful original event in February, Design Connections 2.0 is a two-day, wholly hosted event in Palm Springs, CA. It will focus on Past vs. Future in Design and how technology is helping or hampering the design industry.
Connectrac to Reveal New Raceway System at Design Connections 2.0
Jun 3 • 17 min
Is your space in need of a low-profile system to hide clusters of cables and bulky wires? Steve Batchelder, director of sales for Connectrac, explains how the young company’s easy-to-install wireway systems can provide both power and cord management for…
4 Noteworthy Design Competitions Taking Place During the Trade Show Season
May 31 • 10 min
During the height of the interior design industry’s trade show season, several companies take advantage of the large gatherings to reveal their latest design competitions and results. Plus, interiors+sources reveals a sneak peek at its own competition…
Looking to Spruce Up Your Client’s Art Program? Here are 3 trends to Help
May 16 • 6 min
Terry Eaton, founder of Eaton Fine Art, has over 25 years of experience collaborating on art programs for international hotel brands. At the HD Expo in Las Vegas, he shares with us the current trends he’s seeing.
4 Trends Interior Designers Don’t Want to Miss
May 16 • 6 min
Known for its sustainable practices, Momentum Textiles and Wallcoverings discusses four hospitality design trends they’ve spotted. They are chatting with us during the 2019 HD Expo, held at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Stacy Garcia Brings Sexy Design to Hospitality
May 15 • 5 min
In a category that can sometimes be too utilitarian, Stacy Garcia partnered with MTS to create sexy design and bring fancy furniture to public spaces and guest rooms in the hospitality industry. Chief Content Officer Christoph Trappe sat down with Stacy…
These Chairs from Sandler Seating Stack 60 High [HD Expo]
May 15 • 5 min
Exhibiting at HD Expo this year, Sandler Seating brought several new and exciting products. Roy Sandler joins Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen to discuss their latest hospitality designs. High Density Stacking chairs in the HDS series. Wood Look brings the…
Interface Study Reveals Impact of Noise on Workplace Productivity
May 14 • 10 min
Interface’s “What’s That Sound?” study reveals noise negatively impacts 69% of global employees’ concentration levels, productivity and creativity.
Design Core Detroit Engages Local Community
May 2 • 9 min
Design Core Detroit is the only U.S. city to be officially designated as a City of Design by UNESCO. Learn more about the nonprofit’s initiatives and the results of its latest report, which highlights the progress of inclusive design projects across the…
Remembering Ida Cohen, Co-Founder of Meyda Tiffany
May 1 • 6 min
Ida Cohen, the co-founder of Meyda Tiffany, passed away in April at the age of 99. Her legacy will live on through through her company, which continues to transcend decorative lighting fixtures.
Mastering the Master Plan for K-12 Schools and University Campuses
Apr 16 • 26 min
Are you looking to create a master design or architectural plan for your next big project? Founding principals of Duda|Paine Architects Turan Duda and Jeff Paine highlight some of their notable projects to explain what constitutes as a good master plan,…
The Role of Influencers at Coverings 2019
Apr 11 • 12 min
Coverings 2019 is utilizing a modern makerting technique: influencers. Becca Sass, account supervisor for Coverings social media, selected eight design influencers like John McClain to digitally promote and cover this year’s show.
Preview NeoCon Keynote Speaker Liz Ogbu’s Presentation
Apr 4 • 19 min
Founder and principal of Studio O Liz Ogbu is one of three keynote speakers at this year’s NeoCon’s, taking place in Chicago’s the MART, June 10-12. Hear how her keynote presentation, Do No Harm: The Role of Design in Complicated Times, ties in with this…
Diving Into NeoCon Details: Dates, Themes, Keynote Speakers & More
Mar 29 • 9 min
NeoCon is hosting its 51st edition in Chicago’s the Mart. Listen to what you can expect at this year’s show, including the details behind three powerful keynote presentations that tie in with this year’s theme.
Trends in Effective Office Space Design and Power in Commercial Spaces
Mar 27 • 25 min
The demand for power is changing how architects, designers and facility managers specify products for commercial spaces. With a growing need in every facet of life—whether for public charging stations, outlets at every workstation, or weathersafe…
6 Biophilic Trends You Should Consider for Your Next Interior Project
Mar 22 • 11 min
Biophilic elements are at the forefront of commercial interior design. Interior landscape provider Ambius identifies six biophilic trends that are changing the way users work, live and play within the built environment. ► Bring Life to Your Office with…
Dissecting the Gender-Neutral Bathroom Debate
Mar 20 • 25 min
Discussions surrounding gender-neutral and more inclusive bathroom design have reached a high in recent years. Designer Lida Lewis, winner of Sloan’s 2018 Restroom of the Future design contest, explains what an inclusive bathroom design might look like,…
IIDA Releases 2019 Interior Design Compensation Report
Mar 13 • 11 min
What is the economical state for the interior design profession? How much do designers make? Is the job field growing? Get the answers to all these questions and more in this week’s live Twitter broadcast with staff writer Adrian Thompson.
Would You Stay in a Micro Hotel Room?
Mar 12 • 10 min
Chief content officer Christoph Trappe chats with staff writer Sarah Kloepple about her recent stay at Arlo SoHo, a new hotel in New York that offers 150-square-foot micro hotel rooms — but plenty of space for co-working on the main floors. They discuss…
Introducing NaTeCo at Pittsburgh International Airport
Mar 7 • 11 min
Spanish architect Luis Vidal explains NaTeCo, the term used to describe the inspiration behind Pittsburgh International Airport’s new terminal design. Read our full-coverage article and see the concept work by clicking here.
ASID Report 2019: State of Interior Design and More News
Mar 5 • 9 min
interiors+sources delivers the latest news from its editors’ desks. This week’s topics include ASID’s 2019 Outlook and State of Interior Design report and the NYC-based nonprofit LMNOP.
Disruption in Action at the Sixth Annual Design Connections
Feb 15 • 21 min
interiors+sources’ Robert Nieminen and Adrian Thompson highlight hot topics discussed during Design Connections 2019, including the significance of creating healthy relationships between emerging professionals and seasoned designers, along with the…
Ceilings Worth Celebrating with TURF
Feb 7 • 17 min
At TURF, the combination of acoustic properties and pleasing design creates ceiling systems that people will appreciate for years to come. Their systems are made from 99-percent post-consumer PET (polyester) plastic, with half of that coming from…
Modern Tech in Designed Environments
Feb 6 • 17 min
With the advancement of technology, human interactions are often set aside. Design Connections conference chair Jane Rohde and Studio Director of Puccini Group Nick Domitrovich share ideas on the opportunities for balancing this tech within various types…
Social Media in Relation to Social Responsibility
Feb 1 • 17 min
Social media and social responsibility can go hand-in-hand when orchestrated thoughtfully. However, challenges can come up along the way when deciding what information to include and how to post it to the public. Design Connections conference chair Jane…
Tips for Avoiding Airport Security Nightmares
Jan 21 • 14 min
Christoph Trappe and Sarah Kloepple discuss their recent trip to the AHR Expo and tips for dealing with airport security during the government shutdown. Some of their airport security tips include showing up early, having plenty of entertainment or work,…
Design Connections 2019: Year of the Disruptors
Jan 17 • 17 min
As the popularity of certification systems like the WELL Building Standard and Fitwell continue to grow, what does this mean for employees’ personal expression? Design Connections conference chair Jane Rohde and senior associate for Stanley Wilcox Toni…
Heimtextil 2019: Driving Toward Utopia
Jan 15 • 19 min
Heimtextil is the world’s largest textiles fair, and the first design trend event of 2019. Materials Intelligence founder Kenn Busch recaps the show’s role in analyzing design trends along with specific directions that were explored during the four-day…
The Rise of Big Tiles in Commercial Design
Jan 15 • 9 min
Crossville is the first manufacturer to earn Green Squared certification across all US-manufactured porcelain tile products. As big tiles become mainstream, the question on everyone’s mind is ‘What are the benefits of big tile installation?’ Frank…
Designing for Retail Trends
Jan 2 • 36 min
Everyone knows that the ways in which retail is changing for the consumer, but what should designers keep in mind? Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses the topic with Jonathan Lopez, Associate Principal and Design Director for Retail Design Collaborative.
The History of Tile and Crossville
Dec 28, 2018 • 50 min
The intertangled history of tile trends and Crossville is a long, fascinating journey. Mark Shannon, EVP of Sales, and Tim Curran, owner and CEO of of the Curran Group discuss tile in the interior design world.
The Most Exciting Interior Design Stories of 2018
Dec 27, 2018 • 36 min
From underwater restaurants to wildlife restrooms, these are the most exciting interior design stories of 2018.
A Lifetime of Lighting Design
Dec 10, 2018 • 28 min
Robert Sonneman has had a fascinating career in lighting design that has spanned fifty years. This week, Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses his history, the future of lighting design technology, and what interior designers need to know about lighting…
Innovative Design Concepts & New Additions
Dec 7, 2018 • 37 min
Meetings Today’s Vice President & Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson talks with Omni Hotels & Resorts’ Dan Surette, senior vice president of sales and marketing, and Laura Trussel McKoy, creative director and vice president of interior design, about…
Acoustic Design: Between Sound & Silence
Dec 3, 2018 • 50 min
Acoustics is more than a design buzzword: it’s an important aspect of interiors. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discussed the basics of acoustic design with Hanson Hsu, principal acoustician and founder of Delta H Design Inc., a research, design, and build…
Tile Design with Crossville’s Noah Chitty
Nov 30, 2018 • 27 min
Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses the technological advancements in tile over the last decade with Noah Chitty, Director of Technical Services at Crossville.
The Road to Better Healthcare Design
Nov 19, 2018 • 44 min
While healthcare design is seeing changes, from pulling in aesthetics from hospitality to addressing new policies like the Affordable Care Act, it still remains one of the most heavily regulated sectors for design. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses…
Revamp Interiors: Need to, Have to, Want to
Nov 13, 2018 • 43 min
Need to, Have to, Want to: How do designers truly balance work and life? Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses running a business and living life with Danielle Fennoy and Cece Stelljes, co-principals of Revamp Interiors, including the time they gave birth…
Women in Sustainability
Nov 8, 2018 • 31 min
A very special GreenBuild episode! Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses the Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards with Rochelle Routman, director of sustainability for Metroflor. As a previous recipient of the WSLA, Routman will be announcing the WSLA…
Loving Your Space Again
Nov 5, 2018 • 26 min
Get ready to love your space again! Benjamin Moore’s 2019 Color of the Year is a calming Gray that transforms in different lighting. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses the hue with Andrea Magno, color and design expert at Benjamin Moore, as well as what…
Transforming Place into More with Johnnie Rush of the McBride Company
Oct 29, 2018 • 39 min
There are spaces, and then there are experiences. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale talks with Johnnie Rush, chief business innovation officer at The McBride Company about how his team transforms place into something more.
You Only Learn When You Listen: The Carl Gustav Magnusson Interview
Oct 22, 2018 • 48 min
Carl Gustav Magnusson has been at the forefront of industrial design for decades, having started his career with Charles and Ray Eames. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses his history, thoughts, and favorite car with the man himself on this week’s…
Living Walls for All
Oct 15, 2018 • 22 min
What does it take for a living walls company to make sure even the worst brown thumbs keep their system alive? Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale sits down with Nathan Beckner, lead plant designer of sagegreenlife to discuss their latest collaboration with…
Allsteel: Growing Pains of Open Offices
Oct 2, 2018 • 41 min
With the ways in which office spaces are changing and evolving, what do designers need to know? That’s the question EIC Kadie Yale takes on with Allsteel’s Brandon Sieben, president, and Jan Johnson, vice-president of design and workplace resources.
Airport Lounges: Home Away from Home
Oct 2, 2018 • 24 min
A. Razzak Memon thrives on ever-changing technology, providing a total solution for current and future needs. He also has been a frequent flyer at 300,000 miles every year. Needless to say, he spends more time in airport lounges than anywhere else.…
Sustainability Design Initiatives with Lisa Conway of Interface America
Sep 17, 2018 • 34 min
Sustainability design has been an ever more important aspect of interior design and the way we live, work, and interact. In episode 7, Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses sustainable initiatives and the importance of footprinting over hand printing with…
And the 2019 Color of the Year is…
Sep 12, 2018 • 20 min
Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, announces Sherwin-William’s 2019 color of the year, how it was chosen, and what you can expect to see in this contemporary hue in the next year.
Color Theory and Marketing: Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Part 1
Sep 10, 2018 • 22 min
In the first of a two-part episode, EiC Kadie Yale discusses color theory and the history of Sherwin-William’s color of the year with Sue Wadden, director of color marketing.
Salvaging Architecture
Aug 20, 2018 • 22 min
On this episode of I Hear Design, Chief Content Engagement Director Christoph Trappe and Editor-In-Chief Kadie Yale sit down with the Executive Director of the Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit. His team deals in deconstruction and…
The Story of Pink
Aug 6, 2018 • 30 min
Royce Epstein, a+d design director of Mohawk, discusses millennial pink with EiC Kadie Yale in this latest episode of the interiors+sources interior design podcast I Hear Design. Over the last several years, pink has made its way into the design…
Celliant, The Wonder Textile
Jul 30, 2018 • 35 min
A discussion with Trenton Horinek from Hologenix, creator of Celliant. Our August Product Materiality is a reactive material that absorbs the heat from your body, converts it to infrared, and delivers it back to the body where it’s absorbed into the skin…
Beverly Willis Rewrites Architectural History
Jul 24, 2018 • 44 min
Legendary architect, coder, and film director, Beverly Willis always likes to start with a question: “One of my favorite questions I like to ask, particularly to men, but also women: Can you name five women architects?” In the first episode of your best…
Open Office Booths at Neocon 2018
Jun 11, 2018 • 4 min
To keep up with the demands of the next generation of workspaces, companies have transitioned from traditional individual office spaces to open office floor plans. The answer? Booths. Booths that can be inserted into any open office floor plan. And…