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March 2014

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March 2014 Features

Allsteel and BMW Group DesignworksUSA team up to create the Clarity series, a multipurpose chair suited to today’s shrinking spaces.
No longer are hospitals and healthcare facilities merely functional— they must now also take the emotional well-being of users into consideration. Here's how color, light, and music can all help.

Mark Woodman of the Color Marketing Group, offers up some best practices for applying red, green, and blue to interior spaces.

Aquafil’s unique AltoChroma fiber is the world’s first 100 percent sustainable fiber. But what does that really mean? Here’s how it all breaks down.
If there’s one immutable rule of the Digital Age, it’s that innovation never stops. Check out these five recent breakthroughs that promise to change everything from how we design buildings to how we power them.
We distill 10 material breakthroughs in surfacing, textiles, and flooring down to their most important points, so you can specify the latest and greatest, and then get on with your life.
Lord, Aeck & Sargent and idea|span team up to build Novelis a research center that showcases its skill with aluminum.
The University of British Columbia finds new life in renovated buildings. Get the full details on this LEED Gold renovation project inside.
This year’s Trend Forum aimed to reflect technology’s growing influence on the textile and surfacing worlds while retaining a connection to the past.
In 2012, designer Michael Maurer and his team began working with Hilton on an update of its downtown Minneapolis flagship. Here's how Gettys and Hilton came together to make the renovation a success.
Advances in science and technology are changing materials at a rapid pace, but we designers can’t lose sight of the bigger picture.
The science of design is constantly changing, and it’s more important than ever for designers to remain open to new ideas, because they’re going to be arriving in ways we could never have imagined just a few years ago.
Manhattan's Lower East Side will be the recipient of a $1.1 billion investment by developer Delancey Street Associates aimed at revitalizing the largest stretch of undeveloped, city-owned land in Manhattan below 96th Street.
To the uninitiated, design may seem more like an art than a science, but while there may be no one winning formula or aesthetic, there is undoubtable objectivity to “good design."
Heimtextil 2014 buzzes about Markus Benesch and his larger-than-life wallcovering experiments.

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