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ASID 2019 Outlook and State of Interior Design Report

 

The American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) 2019 Outlook and State of Interior Design (OSID) report provides an extensive scan and summary of the essential knowledge needed to stay on top of constant change, to create a competitive edge, and to flourish in the interior design profession. The report first identifies key issues in the U.S. economy and construction industry to track during 2019 and includes projections based on 2018 conditions. A review of trends and disruptors at the macro-level, and in interior design specifically, comes next, including data that illustrates the state of interior design as a whole and the design implications that follow. The report ends with insights from interior design thought leaders on what they observe in practice and what to expect moving forward.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Economic Outlook

The U.S. economy saw improved growth in 2018 and the general outlook is for moderate economic growth in 2019 and 2020, but at a slower rate. Trade is a substantial risk to the economy with the imposition of tariffs increasing the prices of building materials. The stimulus from the 2017 tax cuts helped push the national unemployment rate, but increased federal debt and could result in higher interest rates. Despite the uncertainties and disruptions in economic activity, the overall outlook for 2019 is positive.

Trends, Disruptors, and the State of Interior Design

Macro-level trends and disruptors mimic the trends and disruptors we see in interior design, and these influence how interior designers run their businesses, create solutions to projects, and further advance the profession. A few highlights are:

  • Top issues interior design business leaders are tracking include economic conditions, competition from other firms, and price increases on goods, services, and construction materials.
  • Slight shifts in the services interior designers provide indicate a change in future business – including new markets hiring interior designers, new positions added in design teams, and an increase in contracted services.
  • Changes in the U.S. population’s demographics will reshape the built environment and require solutions that address diversity and inclusion.
  • Technology continues to evolve and be embedded in our lives and the spaces we inhabit. Designers need to keep up with the changes and anticipate how new technologies may alter the design paradigm in the future.

Future Insights from Thought Leaders

The impact of interior design on the human experience is receiving increasing attention. As clients become more educated and aware of the research and science that empowers design solutions, increased requirements for data and performative outcomes are pushing interior designers to explore new innovations and expand their scope of practice. Interior design needs to evolve along with the changes happening around us in order to stay relevant.

 

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The ASID DESIGN IMPACT Awards

OVERVIEW OF DESIGN IMPACT AWARDS

The ASID Design Impact Awards Program recognizes innovative products that put people and/or the environment at the center of design intent.

The winning products will be featured by exhibitors at one or more of the following trade shows owned by Emerald Expositions:

Trade Show Award Submission Deadline
HD Expo, May 15 – 17, 2019 Wednesday, May 1, 2019  (All submissions must be complete by 11:59 p.m. ET)
ICFF, May 19 – 22, 2019 Monday, May 6, 2019 (All submissions must be complete by 11:59 p.m. ET)
GlobalShop, June 25 – 27, 2019 Monday, June 14, 2019 (All submissions must be complete by 11:59 p.m. ET)
CEDIA Expo, September 10 – 14, 2019 Monday, August 26, 2019 (All submissions must be complete by 11:59 p.m. ET)
Healthcare Design, November 2 – 5, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 (All submissions must be complete by 11:59 p.m. ET)
BDNY, November 9 – 11, 2019 Friday, October 25, 2019 (All submissions must be complete by 11:59 p.m. ET)

 

Enter Your Product at HD Expo (Deadline 5/1) or ICFF (Deadline 5/6) Today!

Winners will be announced at the trade show in which the product is entered. The award winner will receive a certificate to display throughout that show and at other Emerald shows where the product will be featured within the calendar year.

At the end of the year (December 19, 2019), a press release will be issued announcing the overall winners from among all seven shows.

MEET THE WINNERS

Environments for Aging

Company: Tarkett
Product: The Garden Walk Collection

Tarkett believes in placing people in the center of every space, and designed the Garden Walk Collection for the human experience of the aging population, based on the evolving needs of this next generation. Using soft nuance and fluid movement, this warm array of color and pattern gently alludes to organic materials from the outdoor environment and embraces the imperfect beauty of the natural world. Each sophisticated design carries deep, soothing tones that create a tranquil atmosphere that lends itself to feelings of well-being for senior living spaces. Inviting, reflective, and restorative, these spaces are designed for the overall wellness of body, mind and soul.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Product must currently be available in the marketplace and must be less than two years old.
  • Product must be on display in the exhibitor’s booth during the show for which the award was given.
  • Product must align to the awards intent and judging criteria used in determining award winners.
  • Products may only be entered in one of the above shows even if featured at multiple shows. The entrant may choose which show to enter the product.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • The product entry must be submitted in accordance with the timeline and deadlines set for that particular show. No extensions will be provided.
  • A product is not considered entered until a full application is submitted and payment has been accepted by ASID.
  • There is no limit to the number of products a company may enter into the competition, however, you may only enter a product once per calendar year at one of the above listed shows.
  • At the end of the calendar year, there will be a series of Best in Show winners declared from all products entered within the calendar year.
  • Entries will be judged by a panel of design luminaries, including interior design editors, according to the judging criteria.
  • Awards will be judged in consideration of a category but will not be awarded by category.
  • Products will be awarded based on their final score and there will be no limit to the number of awards given at each show.
  • The cost per product entry is $200.
  • Award winners will be announced on the first day of each tradeshow. E-mails with confirmation of the award will be sent to both the Company Applicant and Onsite Contact no later than noon on the same day.
  • All award winners will receive an awards certificate for public display in their booth on the first day of the show (certificates will be hand-delivered to the booth).
  • Award winners are encouraged to issue their own press release about their award; a template press release will be included in the e-mail announcing the award.
  • Award winners may display their winning certificate at other Emerald trade shows throughout the year. The product that won the award must be present in the booth when the certificate is displayed.
  • Duplicate award certificates for display at future shows or in company showrooms can be provided for an additional fee of $25 plus the full shipping/handling cost.

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ASID Events

NATIONAL
MAY
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ICFF

DESCRIPTION

ICFF is North America’s platform for global design. Over 900 exhibitors from across the globe showcase what’s best and what’s next for luxury interior design to more than 38,000 design industry attendees each year in New York.

 

DATE AND TIME

8:00 AM
5/19/2019 – 5/22/2019

LOCATION

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
United States

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ICFF offers an unparalleled opportunity to view innovative design trends from across the globe and experience interactive, educational programming led by the industry’s leading designers and icons. Architects, interior designers, visual merchandisers, and developers visit ICFF each year for inspiration and concepts to apply in their next design project.

HIGHLIGHTS OF ICFF

  • ICFF Talks
    Positioned on the show floor, ICFF Talks features design visionaries and leaders who share insight and knowledge as it relates to the interior design world
  • ICFF Studio
    In its 14th year, ICFF and Bernhardt Design bring the next crop of emerging designers to the forefront through the juried ICFF Studio competition
  • NYCxDESIGN Awards & Party
    Presented by Interior Design Magazine and ICFF, the NYCxDESIGN Awards & Party is a highlight of NYCxDESIGN, New York’s annual celebration of design that attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees and designers from across the globe

ASID AT ICFF

ASID is thrilled to showcase the impact of design at ICFF, engage with visitors, and explore the beautiful, impactful, and sometimes surprising ways that design impacts lives. We’ll also provide timely and relevant education sessions each day.

 

Sunday, May 19

12 – 1 p.m. Aging in Place in an Urban Environment: New Design Solutions
Speakers: TBD

How do we design housing to accommodate multiple generations with different needs, incorporating cutting-edge solutions for flexibility and accessibility? Learn how multi-family and community housing in urban environments is evolving to reflect new family structures and an aging population. You’ll come away with practical ideas to help you create flexible living spaces to fit and adapt to the current trends of universal and accessible design.

Monday, May 20

12 – 1 p.m. Creating Purpose-Driven Spaces: What Does it Look Like to Leverage Design for Good?
Speaker: Meena Krenek, ASID, LEED BD+C

Human emotion is uniquely tied to human behavior. An individual’s emotional connection to a space, environment, or culture can provide a strong sense of belonging. This is valuable for developing engagement within spaces we design. As designers, we have the ability to impact behaviors through our design decisions. We must be mindful of this power as we seek a deeper meaning, experience, or contribution to society with our work. It’s important to continuously understand our audience and build spaces that represent a greater purpose and relationship to the activities that happen within, inspiring users and reaching their hearts and minds. In today’s world, everything is so highly competitive and constantly evolving that when designers create purpose-driven spaces, they develop a level of captivation and engagement with the environment which sets them apart.

Meena Krenek, ASID, LEED BD+C

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Tuesday, May 21

12 – 1 p.m. Business Skills for Creatives: What You Need to Know About Contracts and Fees
Speaker: Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, CID

The contract between you and your client is a legal document, and plays a critical role in setting the tone and establishing yourself as a professional. Every contract includes a section on Designer Compensation, and we’ll show you how to effectively present your fee structure to reflect the true value of your design services, giving you guidelines and tips so that you can maximize profits. Gain insight and strategies to help you establish the right price point for your creative skills, services, and design vision – ensuring business profitability and success.

Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, CID

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THE ASID DESIGN IMPACT AWARDS

The ASID DESIGN IMPACT Awards recognize innovative products that put people and the environment at the center of design intent. Winning products will be featured by exhibitors at ICFF.

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The Impact of Design Series

Welcome to the Impact of Design Series. This section of the website is dedicated to highlighting projects that use evidence-based design to improve the quality of the human experience. The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design impacts lives, and collaborates with others to promote the value of interior design. These select projects support this mission and have gone through pre- and post-occupancy research to educate designers and clients on the power of design.

FEATURED PROJECT

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. SCHOOL (CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS)

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School houses three schools on one campus: the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Preschool, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School, and the Putnam Avenue Upper School (PAUS). The project was complicated by its small and irregular site; the large and complex program accommodating 840 children from preschool to 8th grade; robust after school programs; and an array of engaged stakeholders.
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PREVIOUSLY FEATURED PROJECTS

American Society of Interior Designers Headquarters (Washington, D.C.)

In May 2016, ASID moved in to their new association headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. The primary goal was to create a space that supported health, wellness, and the well-being of employees, which would improve the organization’s productivity, engagement, and retention. ASID represents the design industry through cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, and among design practitioners, students, manufacturers, and suppliers.

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ASID 2018 Outlook and State of the Industry Report

The American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) 2018 Outlook and State of the Industry (OSI) report provides a scan of the essential knowledge interior designers and the interior design industry require to thrive and remain competitive in 2018 and beyond. The 80-page ASID OSI explores the status of the U.S. economy as a whole and offers an in-depth look at the interior design and construction industries specifically; discusses current trends in design and their implications for the profession moving forward; and concludes with a look at the societal and technological advancements that will influence the interior design industry into the future.

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ASID: Chapter Leadership Conference 2016

The ASID Chapter Leadership Conference (CLC) at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center provided two days of keynotes, education, training, idea sharing, and networking. Many dedicated ASID chapter leaders engaged with peers, thought leaders, and the Society’s national board and staff making this year’s training the strongest and well-attended Chapter Leadership Conferences. An impressive number of ASID chapters participated in the conference which brought together a diverse group of designers and industry partners from across the country to share their passion and vision for how to make the Society and its chapters even stronger.

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