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By Janet Wiens

"How could I have designed it better?" Michael Shields contends that is often the question posed by designers when they see the finished version of their work. Shields was the original designer of the Cura chair, manufactured by Nurture by Steelcase, and posed this question to himself following the chair’s introduction.


“You start questioning little things the day a product is introduced,” says Shields. “Little ideas come every day. In the case of the Cura chair, I had four years of observation after the chair came on the market before we began discussing a redesign. I generated a lot of ideas in that time.”


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2009 ARIDO Awards Honor Ontario's Best Interior Designers
The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario recently announced the winners of its annual ARIDO Awards Program, which honors innovation, creativity and professional achievement in the province’s interior design industry.
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High-Performance Building Awards Announces Call for Entries
The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council is currently accepting entries for the 2009 Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards—a unique program recognizes the initiatives that shape, inform and catalyze the high-performance building market, as well as the real-world application of high-performance design and construction practices.
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Program to End Child Labor Announces Eighth Annual Rug Raffle
Proceeds from the raffle will help support RugMark’s GoodWeave certification program, which works to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia.
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Multiple Bretford Products Achieve GREENGUARD Certification
Bretford Manufacturing Inc. recently announced that dozens of its widely used workstations, tables, shelves and desks are now recognized as GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified.
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November 3, 2009

Join us on November 17 for the first webinar in the series: LEED 2009: Changes and New Requirements
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USGBC Announces Winner of Sustainable Design Competition
NCIDQ Rolls Out New Exam Requirement
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Building Sector Leaders Call for Steep Energy and Emissions Cuts
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