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Professional interior design

See below for a selection of the latest books from Professional interior design category. Presented with a red border are the Professional interior design books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Professional interior design books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Spaces and Stories

Spaces and Stories

Author: Groenlandbasel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/04/2021

It is interdisciplinary teams with complex compositions that develop and realise exhibitions. Groenlandbasel directs a network of specialists and with Spaces and Stories enables an insight into the cooperation and the dedicated efforts of a wide range of involved parties. Exhibition thinkers and exhibition makers express themselves alongside each other in essays, shorter highlights and interviews. The texts are accompanied by a diverse selection of projects by Groenlandbasel: museum developments, special and permanent exhibitions, architecture, as well as indoor and outdoor installations. With text contributions from: Dominic Huber, Director Rimini Protokoll, Zurich; Nina Gorgus, Curator Historical Museum Frankfurt; Ramon De Marco, Sound Designer Idee und Klang, Basel; Daniel Tyradellis, freelance curator, Berlin; Beat Hachler, Director Alpine Museum of Switzerland, Bern; Sibylle Lichtensteiger, Director Stapferhaus Lenzburg. Text in English and German.

India Mahdavi

India Mahdavi

Author: India Mahdavi Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2021

India Mahdavi is the long-overdue first monograph on the world-renowned, award-winning, Paris-based interior designer. Revered for her unique sense of color, this is a complete retrospective of India Mahdavi's celebrated career. This gorgeous book includes her signature projects, such as the Gallery at Sketch of London and the Laduree restaurants in Tokyo, Geneva, and Los Angeles. * Explores Mahdavi's commercial and residential projects * Features her custom furniture, lighting, and accessories * Her project at Sketch of London has been referred to as the most Instagrammed restaurant in the world Architect and designer India Mahdavi has been described as the grand dame of color. The colorful, tactile, and luxurious book exemplifies her unique aesthetic, as well as her love of bold shapes and sumptuous color. * India Mahdavi has created a signature design vocabulary that is cinematic, immersive, bold, and beautiful * Lovely on display on the coffee table or on the shelf * Perfect gift for interior design fans, high-end designers, decorators, stylists, fashion lovers, global travelers, artists, and furniture designers.

Color Plus Design

Color Plus Design

Author: Associate Professor and Chair Ronald (Sam Houston State University, USA) Reed Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 25/03/2021

Learn how to create unified and visually inviting spaces with the third edition of Color Plus Design. Author Ron Reed shows how color and design, when used together, can organize any space around a theme or focal point, provide harmony or contrast, and help designers avoid common color mistakes in a variety of residential and commercial interiors. Students will gain an appreciation of how different cultures around the world use color in their designs, and learn how to effectively use color in conjunction with key design principles such as balance, rhythm, emphasis, proportion, scale, unity, harmony, and variety.

Interior Design Materials and Specifications

Interior Design Materials and Specifications

Author: Lisa (International Academy of Design & Technology, USA) Godsey Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 25/03/2021

This complete guide to the selection of materials for interiors has been updated to reflect the most recent materials on the market and contemporary awareness on industry movements like sustainability. Written from the viewpoint of the working designer, Interior Design Materials and Specifications, 4th Edition, describes each material's characteristics and teaches students how to evaluate, select, and specify materials, taking into account factors including code compliance, building standards, sustainability guidelines, human needs, and bidding processes. Students will learn how to communicate with suppliers and vendors to achieve the results they envision and how to avoid some of the pitfalls common to material selection and specification. New to this Edition: -Removed laminated materials chapter and dispersing information into related materials chapters. -Inclusion of a Smart Materials chapter and sustainability information throughout. -Updated all case studies throughout text. STUDIO Features: -Self-Assessment Quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips. -Review key concepts with Flashcards of essential vocabulary. -Watch Videos to tour materials plants. Instructor Resources: -PowerPoint Slides for each chapter. -Instructor's Guide with sample course outlines for teaching and tools for integrating the STUDIO with the course.

Visual Identity Design for Children's Spaces

Visual Identity Design for Children's Spaces

Author: The Images Publishing Group Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2021

Smart brand design and careful placement can help enhance a sense of identity and create customer loyalty, as well as provide striking and effective ways to attract attention. Visual Identity for Children's Spaces provides an informative look at a wide range of contemporary VI design for a variety of children's spaces all over the world, including learning spaces such as schools, after-school care, and kindergartens, and more general spaces such as cafe, hospitals, sports clubs, bookstores, and libraries specifically designed for children. With each project revealing the design process by the designers with detailed analysis, this book is a must-have for designers who pay attention to visual identity design of children's spaces and will also be of interest to those who run or manage such spaces. This is a must-have book for designers who pay attention to VI design of children's spaces and is also of interest to those who run or manage spaces for kids.

The New Munsell Student Color Set

The New Munsell Student Color Set

Author: Associate Professor and Chair Ronald (Sam Houston State University, USA) Reed Format: Loose-leaf Release Date: 04/03/2021

Now with brand new color chip technology, using perforated cardstock chips that are easily removed and easily moved around the color charts before gluing down. Adaptable to both studio and lecture courses and appropriate for all student levels from beginner to advanced, The New Munsell Student Color Set, 6th Edition, is a complete learning package that offers opportunities for experimenting with color effects using paint, paper, and computers. A full-color interactive and experimental guidebook for understanding color in all its dimensions, it includes 11 Munsell color charts, 15 interactive charts, 12 hue families of perforated color chips, and a textbook, all designed to facilitate hands-on learning of color's aspects and effects. The text provides a complete study of color use and color science, including extended discussion of visual perception, optical effects, and practical application of color phenomena in fine and applied art practices. Instructor Resources Include: -An Instructor's Guide to help integrate the New Munsell Color Set into your course -PowerPoint slides for each chapter -A selected color chart answer guide

Andrew Martin Interior Design Review

Andrew Martin Interior Design Review

Author: Andrew Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/02/2021

Discover the most popular and pioneering interior design trends in this lavish 24th edition of the Bible of the Interior Design World (The London Times). Home is where the Heart is -but please make it comfortable and stylishly furnished. This year, as every year, the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review delivers fresh interiors inspiration on over 500 pages. In Volume 24, the most varied and current design trends are shown: from vintage to modern, from Scandinavian sleek to opulent grandeur. Also presented is the Designer of the Year , which is awarded by Andrew Martin as every year. Immerse yourself in the world of varied designs and be inspired by the individual ideas of the well-known interior designers. Founded in 1978 by Martin Waller, the company is known for its extraordinary style and the striking ideas of designers from all over the world. The richly illustrated annual review, with its bountiful range of home decor styles, colours and designs, is the best source of information for beginners, enthusiasts, and professionals alike. Winners: Daun Curry, USA - Ohara Davies-Gaetano, USA - Erin Martin, USA - Nicky Haslam, UK - Steve Leung, Hong Kong - Jorge Canete, Switzerland - Rose Uniacke, UK - One Plus Partnership, Hong Kong - Rabih Hage, Lebanon - Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, USA - Axel Vervoordt, Belgium - Kit Kemp, UK - Helene Forbes Hennie, Norway - Taylor Howes, UK - Tara Bernerd, UK - Jamie Drake, USA - Zeynep Fadillioglu, Turkey - Amanda Rosa, UK - Jean de Meulder, Belgium - Stephen Falcke, S.Africa - Michael Reeves, UK - Thomas Pheasant, USA - Kelly Hoppen, UK

Where We Work

Where We Work

Author: Ana Martins Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/02/2021

Departing from Frame's successful The Other Office series, this book will explore the many different iterations of today's workspaces through an in-depth exploration of 50+ projects worldwide. From co-works and corporate offices to work cafes and transit spaces, and everything in between, a curated selection of projects will highlight today's varied and bold interpretations of the workplace. These case studies will be introduced by essays reflecting on how designers are responding to changes in the lifestyles and work habits of today's workforce and in turn how design can help transform them. The book will be punctuated by interviews with industry leaders who will help bring to the forefront key examples of how companies are using architecture and design to implement business strategy and achieve results

Nature Inside

Nature Inside

Author: Penny Sparke Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/02/2021

The story of how plants and flowers have shaped interior design for over 200 years From ferns in 19th-century British parlors to contemporary living walls in commercial spaces, plants and flowers have long been incorporated into the design of public and private spaces. Spanning two centuries, Nature Inside explores the history and popularity of indoor plants, revealing the close relationship between architecture, interior design, and nature. Studying the international modern interior through the lens of plants in the human environment, author Penny Sparke attributes a degree of the interest in indoor plants to urbanization, and, more recently, the climate crisis, which serve as ongoing reminders that people must maintain a connection to, and respect for, the natural world. While architectural and interior design styles have evolved alongside the popularity of various plant species, the human need to bring nature indoors has remained constant.

The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book updated & revised

The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book updated & revised

Author: Chris Grimley, Mimi Love Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2021

This updated and revised edition of The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book gives you the information essential to planning and executing interior projects of all shapes and sizes in a format that is as easy to use as it is to carry-now including interviews with top practitioners from across the field of interior design. With detailed charts, specifications, diagrams, and digital information for planning and executing projects of every scale, this accessible reference explores these vital design topics: Fundamentals: Provides a step-by-step overview of an interior project, describing the scope of professional services, the project schedule, and the design and presentation tools used by designers. Space: Examines ways of composing rooms as spatial environments while speaking to functional and life-safety concerns. Surface: Identifies options in color, material, texture, and pattern, while addressing maintenance and performance issues. Environments: Looks at aspects of interior design that help create a specific mood or character, such as natural and artificial lighting, sound, and smell. Elements: Describes the selection and specification of furniture and fixtures, as well as other components essential to an interior environment, such as artwork and accessories. Resources: Gathers a wealth of useful data, from sustainability guidelines to online sources for interiors-related research. The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book is an essential sourcebook for designers, students of design, and anyone undertaking an interior design project. The Reference & Specification Book series from Rockport Publishers offers students and practicing professionals in a range of creative industries must-have information in their area of specialty in an up-to-date, concise handbook.

Programming and Research

Programming and Research

Author: Prof. Rose Mary (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA) Botti-Salitsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2021

Programming and Research: Skills and Techniques for Interior Designers provides a step-by-step approach to mastering the process of documenting client and user requirements for any design project. Replete with examples and analyses of student and professional work, this book guides its readers through the creation of their own program documents. Both the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) consider programming a required core of knowledge. Programming and Research focuses on how the study of programming for interior designers prepares students for and advances them into the professional realm. This second edition is updated with the latest information interior designers must be equipped with, including new coverage on evidence-based design, integrated project delivery (IPD), building information modeling (BIM), design across disciplines, LEED programming, designing on a budget, and time management.

Romance and Rhododendrons

Romance and Rhododendrons

Author: Carleton Varney Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2021

In 1946 (after a stint as a World War II military hospital), quintessential American decorator Dorothy Draper was brought in to restore the Greenbrier hotel. She created a signature look - described at the time as 'Romance and Rhododendrons' - that has influenced and delighted not only designers and decorators but also travellers, weary of the grey and beige colour schemes that permeate most hospitality properties even now. Draper transformed the interiors with bold colours, classical influences and modern touches. When Carleton Varney arrived in Mrs. Draper's office in 1961 to work as an assistant in the design department, one of his first tasks was to accompany the design icon by train to one of her most well-known and publicised projects. Since that time, he has been involved with every aspect of the hotel's design, maintaining and continuing the look that Draper designed, as well as modernising, upgrading and putting his own stamp on it. Working with his experienced and innovative team, Varney has turned the historic hotel into a resort for the 21st century.