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 …

Twin Lakes

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IDC along with TFF Architects and planners (www.tffarchitects.com) are currently partnering with Twin Lakes Community (www.twinlakescomm.org) to build a new expanded healthcare home for the 104 residents needing a higher level of care. This vision of home and hearth will be completed later this year and the residents will be able to occupy by early 2021. The project will have a stunning rotunda with bistro and monumental fireplace along with five separate neighborhoods, dining, spa salon and physical therapy. More to come in the following months!

Judson Mill

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IDC is thrilled to have the opportunity to once again partner with Belmont Sayre on the exciting renovation of the Judson Mill factory building, located in Greenville, SC. With architectural details, from 100 year old masonry, stunning oversized windows along with the original timber beams, this renovation will pay homage to this community’s rich history and character. From our first site visit a few years ago, to today, we LOVE this project! We are finally jumping in to get started on plans, finishes and FF&E procurement, this is a project …

Hotel Roanoke

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Thank you to Brown Jordan www.brownjordan.com and Jackie Prevette our amazing manufacturer’s rep, along with Mary Miles Andrews (@mmamonagrams on instagram) for the wonderful pool renovation for the Hotel Roanoke. This beautiful historic hotel is a gem and with numerous stunning renovations “in progress” it is well worth the trip! www.hotelroanoke.com

IDC IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

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With our IDC office operating remotely since mid-March, we wanted all of our followers to know, we are thinking of you and hope all are staying well. At IDC, we feel very blessed, we have work, AND we are an industry that can keep our doors open by allowing us to work from home. We adjust daily to the NEW normal and try and keep our sense of perspective and sense of humor about us as we traverse these trying times. A laugh and smile, as well as a good …

AN INTRODUCTION TO HYGGE IN DESIGN:

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This Danish term, Hygge, has become increasingly popular over the past few months, and was originally coined as a term for well-being back in the 18th century. It’s pronounced ‘hoo-ga’ or ‘hue-gah’ and the exact meaning is hard to pinpoint. Although it has no literal translation to the English language, it does intend to convey a sense of comfort and coziness in life’s everyday moments. Hygge can be achieved in design through a balanced use of sensory items to create a space where people feel at home. Using soft lighting, …

MATTE BLACK TO STAND THE TEST OF TIME:

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The color black has always been a classic. It can create drama or be used as a neutral. The use of matte black in both fixtures and hardware has risen in popularity in these past few years and shows no sign of slowing down. Black is something that can work with all color schemes, and paired with the richness of a flat shine free finish, you have a piece that looks striking yet hides everyday wear such as fingerprints. Matte black fixtures and hardware are considered very versatile, as they …

How COVID-19 Will Change the Built Environment

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These days, as most of us shelter in place, it is hard not to pay more attention to the physical spaces we inhabit. Many in the design community are reevaluating what it means to continue designing for a world that will never be the same with regards to how we gather and use large public spaces. Experts in the industry predict, technology will move more toward, with automation instead of touch to help eliminate the spread of germs. The addition of more hand-washing stations and touch-less payment options are just …