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Daltile names 2016 Interior Design Scholarship winner

img_5023DallasDaltile, in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation, named Kristina Tribell winner of the fifth annual Daltile Interior Design Scholarship. During NeoCon East 2016 in Philadelphia, Tribell was presented with a $10,000 scholarship to continue her education in the field of interior design.

This year’s design challenge, titled “Design Inspired by Nature,” was to redesign a hotel lobby using key biophilic design principles, demonstrating how thoughtful design, creativity, and Daltile products can come together to create a beautiful, welcoming, and impactful space.

Tribell chose the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Houston as her project location, redesigning the lobby to incorporate biophilic influences. Using Daltile collections, including Marble Attaché and Saddle Brook Glazed Porcelain, Tribell reinvented the space to be more calming, a stark contrast from the bustling city outside of the hotel lobby doors.

daltilesamplesday1-4The grand prize winner and three finalists were selected by Daltile and the ASID Foundation with the help of a panel of industry experts. This year’s top scholarship recipients are:

  • Grand Prize ($10,000 scholarship): Kristina Tribell, The Art Institute of Houston
  • First Prize ($2,500 scholarship): Ali Guymon, Utah State University
  • Second Prize ($2,500 scholarship): Ben Roghaar, Utah State University
  • Third Prize ($2,500 scholarship): Charlotte Jolly, Indiana University

New for 2016, Daltile and the ASID Foundation awarded the school or university with the highest number of completed entries with a $10,000 grant for their interior design program. This year, Utah State University was presented with the grant and had 37 students from the university submit projects for consideration.

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ASID restructures to strengthen support of members, industry

Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 4.36.38 PMWashington, D.C.The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has appointed five new members to its senior leadership team: Laura Horsley, vice president of communications and marketing; Karol Kaiser, vice president of education and engagement; Christopher Wojcik, vice president of membership and industry development; Fernando Arias, director of strategic initiatives; and Reed Kroloff, strategic partnership consultant.

Over the past two and a half years, ASID said it has undergone a rigorous assessment of the Society’s vision, goals, offerings and operations. Acknowledging gaps in the organization’s structure, ASID leadership realigned several existing positions and created a few new ones to better serve the needs of members, colleague institutions and the design community as a whole.

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Obituary: Former ASID president Brigham

BruceBrighamPhotoWashington, D.C. – Bruce James Brigham, interior designer and former American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) president, passed away on July 8, 2014. He was 63.

An award-winning interior designer and industry leader, his more than 400 design projects spanned the globe and ranged from the redesign of 180 Cartier boutiques worldwide and the retail designs for TSL Jewellery in Hong Kong to the remodeling of the Seattle SuperSonics Courtside Club.

Brigham was an ASID fellow and served as president of the ASID board of directors from 2008 to 2009. He also was a member of the Institute of Store Planners (ISP) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). An accomplished writer and speaker, he was a frequent contributor to various design and industry publications and often was called upon to share his design expertise at conferences and trade shows including NeoCon, Surfaces and the ASID National Conference.

“Bruce was an inspiration to many at ASID,” said Randy Fiser, ASID executive vice president and CEO. “One of his favorite expressions — ‘Who remembers anything ordinary’ — is one we use often. It exemplifies the passion for living he shared with everyone around him. During his tenure as ASID president, he pushed the Society to be extraordinary and for that we are indebted to him.”

In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made in Brigham’s name to the ASID Foundation.

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Mohawk's Henderson honored by ASID

Mohawk's Jerry Henderson Receives ASID Award of ExcellenceCalhoun, Ga. — Jerry Henderson, senior stylist/designer for Mohawk Group, recently received the Presidential Citation Award of Excellence on behalf of Mohawk from the Georgia Chapter of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

Henderson was honored at the chapter’s 33rd annual state meeting at The Estate and Gardens in Atlanta. “This is our opportunity to recognize Mr. Henderson and Mohawk for their past, and continuing, support of our ASID Georgia Chapter,” said Shawn Alshut, current ASID Georgia Chapter president. “We especially want to thank them for sponsoring our inaugural Grace Jordan Howard Foundation membership scholarships, to the student designer award winners, in honor of our late executive director Grace Howard.”

Howard served the American Society of Interior Designers Georgia Chapter for 18 years and won numerous awards for her work in the design community.

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Tile & stone show set to make Atlanta debut

By Louis Iannaco

Volume 26/Number 24; April 15/22, 2013

Coverings 2013 is sure to be the most exciting tile and stone super show ever, noted show director Karin Fendrich of National Trade Productions (NTP), the management company for Coverings, as the biggest tile and stone market in the U.S. comes to Atlanta for the first time in its 20-plus year history.

Coverings is on track to have more than 900 exhibitors from over 50 countries when it opens at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 29, running through May 2. “There is no fee to visit the show,” she explained. “And unlike many other events, there is no charge to attend the nearly 70 educational sessions, either. Continue reading Tile & stone show set to make Atlanta debut

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International Design Guild hosts summit in Las Vegas

Manchester, N.H. – International Design Guild (IDG), a luxury division of CCA Global, the nation’s largest flooring cooperative, kicked off its “Break Through” Summit at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas on Jan. 28.  IDG executives presented members with a bold, breakthrough approach to win more customers, creating an unparalleled experience for designers and a personalized customer journey.

“This year’s Summit is about taking a bold approach to improving IDG for our members,” said Krista Eliason, president of IDG. “We have an aggressive blueprint with exciting initiatives for 2013 and we can’t wait to execute them this year.” Continue reading International Design Guild hosts summit in Las Vegas

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2013 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey eBook now available

DENVER — Design Success University’s 2013 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey reveals a shocking statistic: 23.2% of all interior designers left the industry between May 2008 and May 2011 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The free eBook is available for immediate download.

For most designers, 2012 financial results and satisfaction with the profession have been mixed and even dismal: Continue reading 2013 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey eBook now available

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Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas to offer diverse education

Floor covering and stone industry professionals seeking a cutting-edge, multi-track educational program to enrich their business development should register today for Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas while the conference program is still free with exhibits registration. These leading industry events are scheduled for January 28-31, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

More than 70 business, installation, technical and “hot topic” sessions representing the newest ideas on every challenge from sealing stone to avoiding problems with floor covering to effective time management skills will be offered over four days. Topics are designed specifically for floor covering and stone industry professionals wishing to increase their level of expertise in their field. Continue reading Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas to offer diverse education

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Collaboration and product development prevail at annual nora design workshop

Rubber flooring manufacturer nora systems, Inc. recently held its annual Architect and Designer Workshop at nora’s international headquarters in Weinheim, Germany. Comprised of fifteen experienced architects and designers from throughout North America, the workshop challenged the design professionals to work together and think creatively and collaboratively during product development. Continue reading Collaboration and product development prevail at annual nora design workshop