The Feeling Good series examines how a growing body of scientific research can add value to the interiors industry, promote human wellbeing and have a positive effect on the client’s finances. Evidence Based Design (EBD), now well accepted in healthcare architecture, analyses how a well conceived physical environment can promote wellbein
The introduction of Ska Rating environmental assessments for interior fit-outs has focused attention on research evidence for the wellbeing of occupants. Many design factors - colour and lighting, acoustics, air quality and furnishings can have a calculable impact on building occupants. Job satisfaction, productivity, higher occupan
This is our opinion about the business of DESIGN and hopefully you are not surprised! We want to challenge and raise awareness on certain issues we come across in our business that affect our industry’s forwards and upwards development. So what does ‘forwards & upwards’ look, feel, sound and taste like?
A new award was introduced this year at the industry Mixology Awards 2010 recognising the sustainable efforts in commercial Interior Design projects. The award was sponsored by Antron and judges were moi! Elina Grigoriou and Annabelle Filer of SCIN.
During the design process for my current project for a women's business club in Covent Garden I went to Swarovski's office on Sackville Street in West London to view some and select items suitable. We left having all but fixed our minds on Ice branch pieces, Caillou pendants and Glitterbox amongst other fabulous items...
At the 2008 Corenet UK Awards, the Ska Rating Environmental Benchmarking and Assessment Tool concept won the prestigious Sustainability Award and has subsequently been adopted by the RICS, who now provide assessor accreditation training and project certification. Following its RICS launch in November 2009, the tool is gaining increasing usage within the industry, with RWE Npower being the first Corporate occupier to have achieved a Gold rating.
Some aim for a Porsche before they are 30, I aimed a little differently by completing a Marathon. It's the eve of another London Marathon and I'm getting all passionate again thinking of what it takes for someone to do one. It brings back all the memories of the relentless training in the dark and the wet; all the memories from the route during the actual run and the feeling of achievement I carry with me ever since. My run was on April 22, 2007 and i finished in (a very slow) 5:32:54.
Ska rating was presented during the 2nd Facts On event which was organised by Mix Interiors magazine and Antron carpet fibre. The event was popular and I received over 30 minutes of questions at the end! Great reception overall and real interest on how the tool was being developed into other sectors and interest to be involved!