Innovative Recycling Efforts from Flooring Manufacturers

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While health and wellness still remain a top priority as COVID-19 continues, some flooring manufacturers are also coming up with ways we can slow the warming of our planet. 4 billion pounds of carpet waste ends up in landfills each year and as the demand for product rises, it is crucial to find a way to reduce this waste. While many manufacturers have take-back programs, it is necessary for them to establish a reuse program that will actually turn the old samples and scraps into new, usable product. Interface’s ReEntry …

IDC Paint Party!

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IDC’s most recent group outing was a painting party hosted by Connie Logan, a Greensboro artist and local resident https://cplogan.com . The team participated in this instructional class where everyone created their own still life masterpiece. As always, IDC had a lot of fun and enjoyed spending the evening together outside of the office. Everyone’s paintings turned out terrific, a few of which are displayed in our office! Thanks to Nancy for making the outing possible and to Connie for hosting our group!

Senior Living Design to Support Wellness

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Now more than ever communities are looking to promote resident health and wellness, with design playing a key role in achieving this. Organized activities which promote socialization as well as exercise have always been an important piece of senior living communities, but recently have been kicked up a notch by the additions of auditoriums, pools, fitness centers and bistros. Providing these amenities in main thoroughfares maximizes visibility of the spaces and increases the chance of resident interaction. This, along with some other important strategies highlighted in the graphic below can …

Clean and Simple Signage Options

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Magnuson group has some beautifully designed signage, whether it be for displaying signs to encourage social distancing and mask wearing or just as a wayfinding technique, you are sure to be impressed. Many of these options are free standing and give you the flexibility to change and move with ease to work with an ever-changing environment.

Design for All

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The field of design is unfortunately, and oftentimes dubbed to be a luxury service, but here at IDC, we are constantly working towards educating the consumer about design equity. Everyone deserves to live in a space, not just tailored to their everyday needs, evokes a welcome, and tells the story of home each time they walk in. ID Collaborative has had several projects where we were given the opportunity to give a space that tells the story of an under-recognized community of people. In the project, “Sir Walter Apartments” in …

Product Spotlight: Celliant by Designtex – A Textile Revolution

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Celliant is a textile backing from Designtex that is clinically proven to harness and recycle a person’s energy, which provides a boost of energy and improves overall wellbeing. The human body naturally gives off about 100 watts of energy every second. As our body emits energy, the textile absorbs the energy and converts it into infrared, which is proven to promote local circulation and cell oxygenation, which is known to aid in healing. After this energy is “recycled”, or turned into infrared, it is reflected back to the body and …

How Covid-19 is Shaping Senior Living Architecture & Design

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As the summer comes to a close and the end of Covid-19 seems uncertain, Architects and Designers in the Senior Living sector are looking towards how the pandemic will shape these communities in the future. While senior living providers across the country work to alter their normal operations to prevent the spread of Covid-19, many are relying on technology as a tool to connect their residents with their family members and doctors. Moving forward, senior living communities will be designed to keep these scenarios in mind in order to support …

Product Spotlight: Designtex’s Solution for Infection Control

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Raia and Encircle are two new coated upholstery patterns Designtex has engineered as a solution to healthcare-acquired infections. These products meet the needs of all healthcare spaces as well as workplace, education, and all other spaces. These fabrics preform from the inside out, allowing the repeated use of bleach, germicides, and even alcohol and hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants. Both collections come in patterns inspired by nature to bring balance to our environments. .

Slow the Spread of Illness with Antimicrobial Additives in Wood Powder Coating:

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As many companies are beginning the process of reopening after COVID-19 closures people are starting to think more about the materials used in their environment as a way to prevent the spread of the disease. Here’s a look at a wood powder coated product by BTD wood powder coating that can incorporate an antimicrobial additive as one way to fight germs 24/7. According to BTD, their “antimicrobial additive is embedded in the finish and reduces growth of all microbes tested to date by 99.9% (under testing conditions). “Additionally, all edges …

Glenaire Wellness

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Planning for the expansion of Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary, North Carolina is well underway. The new wellness center will provide residents with a full spa, physical therapy services, in addition to fitness equipment, walking track, and sports court. The design intent focused on vibrant color blocking with organic wood accents. The two story entryway is flooded with natural light from floor to ceiling windows and sculptural acoustic light fixtures. The sports court is open to the walking track allowing for interaction and borrowed light from above. The goal is …