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How to Make Custom Lamps by Pedaling and Steering – Commercial Interior Design News

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Via dezeen.com Designer: THINKK Studio All photos: dezeen.com For those who prefer their interior decor to have a personal touch, THINKK, a design studio located in Bangkok, has created a lamp-making station that functions with the ease of a bicycle. The comparison is not accidental, since the station comes with foot pedals and a control […]

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The Human Body as Inspiration for Lighting Fixtures – Commercial Interior Design News

Via yankodesign.com Photos: behance.net, urukia.com Designer: Ol’ha Shevchenko The human body has always been a source of artistic inspiration, and the art of interior design is no exception from the rule. Taking a hint from the anatomy of the human muscle, designer Ol’ha Shevchenko created a lighting fixture that evokes the shape and grace of the […]

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Eco-Friendly Food Containers are Great for a Restaurant Branding

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Eco-Friendly Food Containers. Photos via Kavis News, PacknWood Beginning with the summer of 2015, New York restaurant businesses will be banned from using plastic foam food containers, cups and plates. New York is not the first city to adopt such a measure. San Francisco, Seattle and Minneapolis among others already have such laws in place. […]

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World’s First Bioplastic Chair Is Entirely Recyclable – Commercial Interior Design News

Via www.treehugger.comDesigner: Jean Louis IratzokiAll photos courtesy © Jean Louis Iratzoki & Alki In order to take the feeling of guilt out of sitting, French designer Jean Louis Iratzoki (http://www.iratzoki.com) introduces Kuskoa Bi, the world’s first bioplastic chair. This unique piece was designed for Alki, a Basque Country furniture manufacturer with a vision. According to its creator, the […]

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IKEA Introduces the Wireless Charging Furniture – Commercial Interior Design News

Via treehugger.comDesigner: IKEAAll photos courtesy IKEA In today’s hi-tech world, charging phones is the 21st-century modern chore, the constant item on every to-do list, the task required to ensure that conversations are not cut off and that people are able to connect. It comes with tangled wires, misplaced chargers and random nuisances when the task is overlooked. Following […]

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Beautiful Western Red Cedar Siding For Any Application – Commercial Interior Design News

Western Red Cedar Siding is a Sustainable Choice for Any Application All Photos are Via www.greendepot.com Did you ever wonder what is this beautiful wood being used so often on exterior of contemporary slick apartment buildings? You are probably looking at western red cedar siding. Western red cedar siding is a perfect finishing choice to […]

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Water Saving Smart Sustainable Toilet Systems – Commercial Interior Design News

Caroma Profile Smart Sustainable Toilet Systems: Taking Sustainability To The Max If you thought you’ve seen everything in the water-saving technology, think again.  Among the latest green advances in bathroom technology you can find this energy-efficient toilet where water can be reused twice. After several rounds of government-imposed water-saving toilet model attempts to save water, […]

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Cork Flooring an Environmentally Friendly Choice – Commercial Interior Design News

Cork Flooring as a sustainable environmentally friendly material choice. Photos are via US Floors. As issues of sustainability and environmental friendliness move to the forefront, any interior designer should consider cork flooring as both a responsible and stylish option to offer to clients. Cork is harvested from the bark of cork trees, a resource that […]

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Solartube in Commercial Interior – Commercial Interior Design News

Via www.solatube.com Solartube lighting at Mod Market – Boulder, CO If you’re looking to save money on an electric bill of your store or your restaurant using Solartube could be a great solution. You’ll find dazzling variations of the designs and applications of this green product. Solartube lighting at Allegheny College – Richard J. Cook […]

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Commercial Interior Design Trends of 2015 – Commercial Interior Design News

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Learn about emerging trends in commercial interior design HERE. To ask us questions about your commercial interior design project or to get a free consultation from Mindful Design Consulting, click HERE. Also, take a look at “Branding By Interior” e-book, the only book written on this subject at this time. It brings insight on how […]

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Recycled Glass Countertops and Floors – Commercial Interior Design News

Recycled Glass Countertops and Floors — the Most Beautiful Echo-friendly Choice! Recycled glass collection from Glass Recycled Surfaces (http://glassrecycled.com/) are an elegant element of green design that easily blends with virtually any business’s aesthetic and design plan. Crafted from sustainable material, such as readily-available recycled glass and porcelain that would otherwise end up in a […]

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Seed Light Pendants – Commercial Interior Design News

These unique and elegant pendants takes their unusual names and beautiful organic shape from one of mother nature’s own: the seed! Seed pendant lamp was designed by Joeri Claeys. The Seed lamp provides diffused glow to achieve a relaxing mood at your  dining table of home or in a restaurant’s lounge. The pendant appears to […]

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Hospitality Design EXPO 2013 – Commercial Interior Design News

Hospitality Design Expo which is held every year in Las Vegas, NV, is one of the largest hospitality industry related trade events in the United States. The show helps interior designers (as well as other professionals) to get acquainted with the latest industry trends related to restaurant and hotel designs. This year I took a […]

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Sustainable Wine Cellars – Commercail Interior Design News

Sustainable Design of Wine Cellars

Take a quick look into the future. The future of sustainable building practices and a lifetimes’ enjoyment of elegantly aged wines come together with the most eco-friendly wine storage products on the planet.  Sustainable Wine Cellars, LLC of Rancho Santa Fe, CA offers a completely customizable product as well as modular kits, entries, cooling, accent […]

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Contemporary Art Painted on Metal by Sasha Toporovsky – Commercial Interior Design News

Alex Sasha Toporovsky has been an artist for over twenty years. Recently he has combined his two passions: oil painting and metal. By combining the two he has developed a very unique art form that is not to be found anywhere else. Today we interviewed Sasha for our blog to learn more about his unique […]

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Decorative Textured Wall Panels – Commercial Interior Design News

These decorative textured wall panels are a real find for me as a designer.  Their modern design is becoming the new hot trend in the interior design industry. Once installed the panels form a repeating pattern which can be complemented by light. The 3D wall panels come in a size of 19.68″ x 19.68″. They […]

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2012 Trendy Light Fixtures for Any Interior

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Lighting is one of the most important design elements of interior design for our businesses as well as our homes. Bad lighting can give us headaches, strain our eyes and make us feel fatigued. Good lighting can improve our mood, inspire us or simply complement our cozy interior. Read more about new and exciting lighting […]

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Recycled Bottles Lights by Jerry Kott – Commercial Interior Design News

Jerry Kott, who designed these incredible lights, describes himself as a “maker” who stretches his imagination beyond the limited boundaries of usual art or craftsmanship. These lighting fixtures are hand crafted from recycled bottles and are part of RE Series which is based on the philosophy of “rebuild, redefine, relive, reinvent and recycle”. “Khrysalis Light […]

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Unique Crystal Chandeliers Made in the US – Commercial Interior Design News

Four Seasons, Beverly Hill Hotel Lobby. We are so used to seeing most of the most amazing handmade glass fixtures being made in Italy or anywhere overseas that this was a pleasant surprise! These charming crystal chandeliers are actually hand made in Seattle, Washington by a talented international glass artist Robert Kaindl. House in Las […]

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Futuristic Lighting System Bolla from Italy – Commercial Interior Design News

This futuristic lighting system called Bolla was designed by an Italian company Incontroardito. The company started by specializing in production of ceramics.  After achieving international success with their products Incontroardito branched into selling other products such as stone tiles untill Dominico De Palo transformed the company by creating something this unique and exciting! Bolla system […]

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Traditional Egyptian Lighting from Zenza – Commercial Interior Design News

Traditional Egyptian lighting design

These gorgeous and elegant light fixtures were inspired by traditional Egyptian designs. Zenza has brought this traditional lamp collection to designers and decorators all around the world. Zenza light fixtures bring amazing craftsmanship and exotic charm of Arabic decor into modern interior design. These handmade Egyptian wonders seem to have souls.  They will make any […]

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Whimsical Lights by New Zealand designer David Trubridge – Commercial Interior Design News

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You probably have seen these whimsical light fixtures all around, at your local cafe or a restaurant…  I have!  And when I saw one I always wondered who could come up with such incredible ideas. David Trubridge is the most progressive furniture and lighting designer. He is based in Havelock North, New Zealand. David’s work […]

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Contemporary Furniture Design by John Dufficy – Commercial Interior Design News

John Dufficy worked as a carpenter for over twenty years before getting into making furniture.  Furniture design and hand making it has become his life for the last ten years now.  Today I’d love to share some of John’s inspiring work. Multi hard wood bench finished with a clear oil colors are the natural colors […]

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Back Painted Glass on Walls – Commercial Interior Design News

Back painted glass

By guest blogger: Shahab Shokouhi a Writer for Dulles Glass and Mirror One of the most overlooked ways to add vibrancy to your kitchen is using a back painted glass. Back painted colored glass is custom installed, but has many applications: painted glass backsplashes colored glass countertops kitchen islands colored glass table tops cabinet glass […]

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Creative Surfaces with Translucent Panels – Commercial Interior Design News

Lumocor is one of the leading companies providing a solid surface solution for horizontal and vertical applications. The rich colors and added textures of the panels create dramatic installations that captivate the senses. The material can be bent into any shape and limited only by a designer’s imagination. The LED back-lighting adds additional dimension to […]

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Nonporous Dupont Corian in Interior Design – Commercial Interior Design News

These fascinating modern light fixtures and overall interiors came from a New York-based Dupont Corian Design Studio. The designers used the latest innovations in lighting and technology to create this “place of refuge” inspired by Japanese landscape. This exhibit space displays the infinite possibilities provided by the extraordinary material. Nonporous Dupont Corian is a high […]

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Commercial Interior Design Trends for 2012

By Ekaterina Kohlwes From Mindful Design Consulting See full text of February Newsletter HERE. 2012 is a Chinese year of a Black Dragon which brings new energy and action into our interiors. So what can you use to achieve positive movement in your interior? See what industry leaders are doing this year. 1. Rebranding Rebranding […]

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Selecting Planters for Your Commercial Interior – Commercial Interior Design News

Selecting planters to complement your newly finished interior (or exterior) design is fun but can become time consuming.  Today I would like to share a few creative designs of contemporary planters I have found while searching for something different for one of my projects. Kornegay Design offers the most creative cast concrete planters available on […]

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Backlit Surface for Your Interior – Commercial Interior Design News

If you see any beautiful backlit walls, desks or any other surfaces in a contemporary slick interior, you are probably looking at chroma – one of the coolest materials on the market from 3FORM. I would like to share a few images from 3FORM’s projects to show you the capabilities of this simple material.  I […]

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Commercial Interior Design Trends for 2012: Finishes, Colors and Materials – Commercial Interior Design News

2012 is a Chinese year of a Black Dragon which brings new energy and action into our interiors.  I would like to introduce a few design finishes, colors and products which I believe will become trendy this year to use to achieve positive emotions in any interior. Get this Chinese Dragon Stencil HERE. 1. Colors […]