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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

A&D Industry's Top Three Green Influencers

The act of recycling unused materials from a job site, working with products made from reclaimed wood and salvaged parts, and ensuring that the air quality of a property isn't polluted by off-gases are just some of the ways that members of the A&D industry put a green stamp on their work, almost as a matter of routine.

But there are several industry leaders who stand out for having forged a path in the sustainable design field-let's call them influencers.

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Source: Interior Design

Kudos Seeks Big Hotel Furniture Designer

Outdoor furniture specialist Kudos Global  has launched a competition to design its next daybed as it plans to grow its business through a design-driven approach.

In partnership with Hotelier, the company is inviting entries from the next big hotel design star to design a daybed for a five-star hotel; the three shortlisted designs will be made into real-life prototypes and displayed at this year's Hotelier Middle East Awards (30 October 2013 at Dubai's JW Marriott Marquis hotel) where the winner will be decided by 600 top hoteliers.

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Source: HotelierMiddleEast.com

Francis Cauffman Names Bonomo Principal

Francis Cauffman has promoted Michael Bonomo  to firmwide principal, interior environments. For the last 15 years, Bonomo has designed workspaces for prominent national and international clients. His work includes retail, commercial, and institutional projects with a strong focus in New York.

"We chose to promote Michael because of the exceptional way he has served our clients," said Anthony Colciaghi, principal, corporate practice group.
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Source: New York Real Estate Journal

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