ID Collaborative – Registered HUB

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Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) is a company level diversity certification that is generally issued by a State Government to increase the amount of goods and services acquired by that state from HUBs. The program is in place to help businesses that are at least 51% owned by minorities such as Black, Hispanic, Asian-American, American Indian, Female or a Socially and Economically Disadvantaged person, Disabled-Owned or a Disabled Business Enterprise gain exposure to state procurement and contracting opportunities. HUB certification is non-industry specific and is intended for organizations owned and operated …

Featured Designer: Nancy Borum

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You may or may not know that Nancy Borum is our fearless leader here at IDC. I think anyone who has ever worked with us would tell you that Nancy is the epitome of professionalism. People would also describe her as engaged, invigorating and sincere. Nancy is extremely committed to the design profession and to her local community. She has been a member of the executive boards of both ASID and IIDA and has served as visiting professor for the design department at UNC-Greensboro. But there are probably a lot …

Why Hire an NCIDQ Certified Designer?

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The right mix of specialists on a project can save you time and money—and reduce your liability, too. Make sure you require the same level of competence from your interior designers as you do from the architectural, engineering and other building professionals on your team. All NCIDQ Certified Designers have been educated, trained and examined to protect public health, safety and welfare. When you hire an NCIDQ Certified Designer, you hire a professional with proven knowledge, experience and proficiency in the interior design principles of protecting the public health, safety …

Cool People Doing Cool Things: MIITO – Tea Without A Kettle

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How much of your life have you waited for the tea kettle to boil?  when it finally did, there’s a good chance that you didn’t use half of that boiled water.  In her 2013 TED Talk, sustainability strategist Leyla Acaroglu pointed out that if everyone in the United Kingdom boiled only as much water as they needed, for one year, it would save enough electricity to power their streetlights for two months.  It was this alarming fact the called Nils Chudy, a graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven, to action.  …

Designing With Purpose – Memory Care

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You may not know that senior living is one of the main types of design that we work on at ID Collaborative. We have been featured Environments for Aging and Health Care Design Magazine. We are also members of various senior care focused industry organizations such as Leading Age. There are a lot of different strategies we use when designing these facilities from using certain fabrics and furniture to special design elements. One segment in senior living that can be particularly tricky is memory care. This demographic interprets color and …

Featured Designer: Charlotte Perriand

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Charlotte Perriand was a French architect and designer. Her work aimed to create functional living spaces in the belief that better design helps in creating a better society. In her article “L’Art de Vivre” from 1981 she states “The extension of the art of dwelling is the art of living—living in harmony with man’s deepest drives and with his adopted or fabricated environment.” She always understood the crossover between architecture, products, and fashion. During the 1920’s she designed the LC4 chaise, with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, which was directly …

Products We Love: CF Stinson’s Funnybone Collection

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Laughter may the best medicine, and this fabric collection is designed to cheer up the youngest, and often most vulnerable, patients. To combat the boredom and stress of treatments, Funnybone from CF Stinson is a conversation starter with five patterns. For example, Knock Knock, a 100%-recycled solution-dyed nylon, features jokes woven into each stripe, while I Spy, made of 71% post-consumer recycled polyester and 29% nylon, allows users to find objects, such as pearls and tiaras, hidden in its weave. We LOVE this product so much, used it in the …

Cool People Doing Cool Things: Julia Lohmann

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London-based designer Julia Lohmann thinks dried strips of seaweed could replace leather, paper and plastic to make everyday objects like these laser-cut kelp lampshades. “I’ve been working for many years with undervalued materials.” says Julia, who has made lamps out of sheep stomachs and furniture out of soap. “The story of the material is part of where its value is determined. I find it strange that we kill an animal, and we eat some parts and some parts we wear – but with others parts we say, ‘Ew, I’m not …

American National Part 2: Custom Artwork & Custom Graphics

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One of the first things you when you enter the space is a wall of value statements over a tech. bar. This helps tie in the traditional values of the company with the current needs of their clients. This was also a device to help customers understand what services are offered by American National. The value statements included questions to promote conversation and open the door for clients to discuss their needs. We hired a local photographer to take picture of iconic spots around town. We then took these images …

American National Part 1: 3Form & Custom Millwork

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We are excited to unveil the new prototype for American National Bank branches. American National Bank’s tradition of relationship banking dates back over a century to its founding in 1909. Started by H. O. Kerns to serve the community of Danville, Virginia, American National has grown from a single office on Main Street to a full-service bank with 27 branches in two states. American National Bank is aware that the way people bank is changing, banking has taken to technology. The days of waiting in a teller line are in …