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Celebrate Architecture and Interiors

A new festival in Birmingham is being planned to celebrate interior design and architecture in the City. 

Design Quarter 2013 will take place on Thursday September 26 at St Paul's Gallery in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, with additional fringe events taking place throughout the Jewellery Quarter.  The event will be an opportunity for architects and interior designers to see the latest innovations and designs in the industry. The event will include interactive workshops, and some great seminars from some of the most respected product designers in the industry. ... 

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Source: Interior Design Today

Q&A with Amy Burkett

With significant expertise in corporate projects (health care, law, and civic), planning, and mixed-use housing, Amy Burkett (President and Owner, Burkett Design) has delivered boundary-pushing architecture and interiors for more than 25 years.

Based in Denver, Colo., with a satellite office in Dubai and another soon to open in Saudi Arabia, Burkett Design is recognized the world over for its sleek, solution-oriented work.


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Source: Interior Design

Distance Learning in Design

The National Design Academy (NDA) now offers a distance learning Master of Arts Degree in Interior Design.

The course, validated by Staffordshire University, is studied part-time, online via their bespoke Virtual Learning Studio (VLS). While many Masters degrees follow a research pathway or taught modules, this innovative new Masters of Arts Degree in Interior Design provides the best of both worlds, enabling students to study a fully taught, structured award but allowing specialization in each module according to interest or employer preferences. ... 

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Source: Interior Design Today

Gorman's Designer Gets CAPS Designation

Gorman's Home Furnishings and Interior Design designer has been certified as a specialist in design for aging baby boomers.

CEO of IIDA Takes Harrington Board Seat

Cheryl Durst , the executive vice president and CEO of the International Interior Design Association  has been appointed to the Harrington College of Design Board Trustees.

Chair City Art Sweeps Thomasville, N.C.

PACE invites you to put the "chair" back in "Chair City."

People Achieving Community Enhancement, a local organization of volunteers continues the city of Thomasville's facelift with projects that seek to bring a fresh look to the downtown area.

Applications for a citywide chair design contest are now being accepted by Chair City Art, a committee of PACE.

"In 10 or 15 years, we hope to be known as Chair City again, this time because of the actual chairs and not because of the furniture industry," said Ben Watford, a member of the PACE board of directors.


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Source: Thomasville Times North Carolina

10 Qs with Campion Platt

A discerning creator of custom spaces with an eco-conscious perspective and an eye trained on luxury, New York's Campion Platt is the mind behind more than two-decades-worth of beautifully realized architecture and decorating projects.

His work includes the residences of celebrities and members of Manhattan high society as well as luxurious retreats in the Hamptons and Palm Beach (his winter home), high-end residential developments, hotel projects, restaurants, and cultural institutions. 


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Source: Interior Design

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