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ASID GEORGIA CHAPTER MAGAZINE ISSUE NUMBER IV WINTER 2015

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ASID GEORGIA CHAPTER OFFICE Executive Administrator:

Elayne DeLeo 351 Peachtree Hills Ave NE | Suite 504A Atlanta, Georgia 30305-4527 Telephone 404.231.3938 office@asidga.org | www.asidga.org

4 President’s Message 6 ASID Storytellers | What Inspires You? 10 Little Fish Think Tank | What is Today’s Interior Design? 14 Grace Jordan Howard Foundation 18 American Craft Council 22 Calendar of Events 26 Designer Top 10 | Karen Teske-Blue, ASID

ASID NATIONAL 608 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington DC 20002-6006 Telephone 202.546.3480 Fax 202.546.3240 Toll Free 800.610.ASID (2743) asid@asid.org | www.asid.org

EDITORIAL STAFF Editor And Communications Director:

Cristi Rajevac, ASID Contributors:

Kerry Howard, Allied ASID Trey Champion. ASID Cristi Rajevac, ASID Tara Hill, ASID Jessica Kreunen, Allied ASID Haley Morgan, Allied ASID Art Director: Laura Shine Lee Executive Administrator: Elayne DeLeo

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PUBLISHING STAFF Sales Rep: Duff Tussing 972-747-7866 Ext 311 INDesign Magazine is published quarterly for the ASID Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers by DSA Publishing & Design, Inc. Editorial content and the INDesign magazine are controlled and owned by the Georgia Chapter ASID. Reproduction of this publication in whole, in part, in any form is strictly prohibited without the written permission of the Georgia Chapter of ASID.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dear Fellow Members, reetings and Happy New Year from your ASID Georgia Chapter President!

President’s Letter

This time of year can signal a slower pace as folks sit back, relax, and spend quality time with their loved ones. However, your ASID Chapter is busy preparing an exciting, full schedule of programs for 2015. We’ve already enjoyed a successful start to our new calendar with Storytellers in October. A big thank you to Alison Weidner and her committee for a well-executed evening! I was in complete awe of the talent standing before me and what a fantastic reminder of how lucky I am to be part of such an amazing group of people. I encourage each one of you to experience the joy of giving back to your design community and your ASID Chapter by volunteering. You’ll be so glad you did! Please add these programs to your 2015 plans and calendars: • ASID office remodel fundraising campaign Rita Carson Guest has designed a fantastic office that reflects our talented members and progressive goals. Contact our Financial Director Craig Anderchak for details or to make a donation.

President Kerry Howard, Allied ASID 678.705.7580 President@asidga.org President-Elect Janie Hirsch, ASID 404.395.3711 PresElect@asidga.org Finance Craig Anderchak, ASID 404.881.1811 x246 Finance@asidga.org Communications Cristi Rajevac, ASID 954.234.1015 Communications@asidga.org Membership Steve Hart, Allied ASID 404.946.2138 Membership@asidga.org Professional Development Cherie Hoffman, Industry Partner of ASID 404.522.1835 ProDevelopment@asidga.org

• Vanguard Lecture Series on February 19th featuring Architecture Consultant, TED Talks presenter, and prior president of the Cranbrook School of Art, Reed Kroloff.

Programs (Director at Large) Lyndsy Woods, Allied ASID 404.474.2055 Programs@asidga.org

• ASID’s Career Day for Students and Emerging Professionals on February, 13th; sponsored by ADAC. Featuring a great line up of speakers, panelists, and a tour of the ADAC showrooms, all geared toward enhancing and advancing careers.

Student Representative Shannon Griffin, Student ASID 214.868.1662 StudentRep@asidga.org

• Design Excellence Awards on May 7th at the Fox Theatre. This will be an awards gala for the history books! Industry Partners can show their support as a sponsor of this industry wide event. Please contact our Programs Chair, Lyndsy Woods, to learn more.

Student Representative Co-Chair Macy Dwyer, Student ASID 770.561.3845 StudentRep@asidga.org

• The Grace Jordan Howard Educational Scholarship Foundation. The future of our industry and our ASID students are the benefactors of your generosity. It’s been said, if you build it, they will come. With our new office update in the works, this will be our chapter’s biggest year to date! I’m beyond thrilled to be part of such a thriving community, and hope you’ll take every opportunity to join us for the ride. Looking forward to seeing you all in 2015!

Kerry Howard, Allied ASID ASID Georgia Chapter President 2014 | 2015

Emerging Professional Co-Chair Nujhat Alam, Allied ASID LEED Green Associate 404.521.6337 EmergingPro@asidga.org Emerging Professional Co-Chair Jessica Kreunen, Industry Partner of ASID 404.477.3744 EmergingPro@asidga.org Student Advisory Council Chair Lathem Gordon, Allied ASID 803.507.0470 StudentAdvisory@asidga.org

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STORYTELLERS Inspiration is the essence of the stories shared by local interior designers, Niki Papadopoulos, Andrew Harris and Robert Grayson, Chris Heard, John Cantrell and industry partners, Trip Speight of LeGrand and Mark Page of Durkin Hospitality. They enchanted everyone with their passion and creativity and what drives their personal and professional lives. Through a pecha-kucha presentation of 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide, the storytellers shared inspirations from people in their lives to places they have traveled, movies that provoked emotion and style, to projects they designed. The setting, The Estate & Gardens in Buckhead, was the perfect environment for Industry Partner sponsors to showcase their products and resources throughout the plantation’s beautiful rooms. Guests definitely left the evening stimulated and excited about the work ASID and our design community brings to the Georgia market.

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WHAT IS TODAY’S

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Do you ever feel pigeonholed? Or, that your “design career,” has fallen into a muddle of client and team management liaisons? On the brighter side, do you recognize you are designing items that are another industry’s core form of design?

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I often find myself having this conversation with my design peers. It usually encompasses conflicting emotions ranging from expressions of bewilderment of how their careers have not formulated as expected, to excitement about designing significant interior branding strategies, architectural way-finding features, super graphics, lighting, textiles, furniture, and feature walls.

For the last decade I have been cheerleading the idea that the essence of our practice is no longer bracketed to threedimensional space while also witnessing brave interior designers taking their talents to cottage industries such as object and graphic design with virtual storefronts found on Etsy, Grommet, and Creative Market. This is compelling, though designers implementing creative work out of their core discipline is not a new concept. Consider iconic furniture designers like Florence Knoll, Eileen Gray, Piero Lissoni, and Patricia Urquiola. Their bio’s list them as architects first and “designers” second. Coming from an architectural family, I believe a designer’s identity is tightly entwined to their core practice. Yet we are seeing a new variety of designer like Dutch-born Marcel Wanders who defines himself first as a “designer” then equally lists his disciplines including architecture, interiors, and product. So why give your identity tight parameters? I opened LittleFISH think tank in 2007 and my thoughts quickly became parallel to Wanders. As I witnessed my peers and family assume I would focus on hard built interior space, I pondered if I could table

my passions of spatial design to practice what my career had taught me were other extensions of interior design such as textiles, furniture, exhibit, branding, color strategies, and informative presentations. I decided to take up the personal exploration yet wondered if I would still be considered an “interior designer.”

Today I take this quixotic adventure with A+D manufacturers who provide me and LittleFISH with milestone career opportunities. I am incredibly proud to be an “interior designer.” I can bring interior related knowledge to my clients in forms of strategies and designs which provide insurmountable values. Those who keenly understand this always return to LittleFISH think tank. I AM SIMPLY A DESIGNER, as we all are DESIGNERS…of interiors and beyond.

Tara Rae Hill is a state registered, ASID, full scope interior designer, product designer, brand developer, color theorist, and international lecturer. Before founding LittleFISH think tank, she was a Sr. Associate Designer at HOK International, and Director of Interiors at Stanley Beaman + Sears. www.golittlefish.net

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o honor Grace’s 18 years of service as ASID GA Chapter Executive Administrator and her ardent support of our future designers, a foundation was established to provide annual scholarships to deserving student members. With the help of Mohawk Group and several other donors, the foundation was able to award two fantastic scholarships in 2014.

Who won? TARA HEADLEY

Tara, how did you feel when you won? “When I got the call that I was the recipient of the Grace Howard Jordan Foundation scholarship, I felt a mix of emotions. I was shocked that I was chosen, relieved that I could cover some of the costs for my graduate degree, but most of all honored that I was now part of the legacy that Grace Howard Jordan left behind.“ What did you know about Grace? “Friends of mine in the industry that knew her personally told me what an amazing inspirational force in the design world Grace was.” How has ASID impacted your education? “ASID truly has a place in my heart as I have been involved since my undergraduate degree as an officer and later acting president in Student ASID/IIDA. I appreciate all that the organization does for students in order to provide opportunities to be fully immersed in the industry. I would like to again thank ASID and Mohawk Industries for the honor and privilege of being this year’s recipient of the Grace Jordan Howard Educational Scholarship Foundation”

Grace Jordan Howard EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

-Tara Headley, Student Member ASID 1st Place Winner M.F.A. Candidate, Interior Design

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How can you get involved? The foundation is in need of donations of any denomination that will enable us to continue to award scholarships to ASID students. Your tax deductible donation can be made by check or online.

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craft council hen the American Craft Council (ACC) moved its headquarters to Minneapolis from New York in the last five years, an eager, new, and experienced staff tackled the quest to make craft an integral part of the American design landscape. The unique design-related backgrounds of several of ACC’s new key players helped to shape the idea that it was time to more closely align beautiful handcrafted objects and their makers with interior designers. From there, Make Room was born at ACC’s four 2013 shows. It’s been a tremendous success, due in large part to the weekend duration of the show and the demographic the show attracts. A number of our design participants report great new client connections made while staffing their vignette at the show, and the artists featured have increased sales due to their work’s visibility in Make Room.

“We’re thrilled that the Atlanta design community and ASID member designers have embraced our Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft concept, now in its third year for the 2015 ACC Show in Atlanta,” says Pamela Diamond, the American Craft Council’s Marketing & Communications Director. “They and their participating vendors are vital partners in helping our patrons make the connection between craft and how it can be used in their own homes. In addition, they have helped increase sales for our artists and have given us feedback themselves on the high visibility and referrals to a great demographic of people who already appreciate good design.”

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Calendar of Events INJANUARY

INMARCH 5-8

The Armory Show: Contemporary and modern art fair. New York, NY. thearmoryshow.com

Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature: Atlanta, GA. museumofdesign.org

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The Retail Design Expo: Essential event for retail design & marketing. Olympia, London. retaildesignexpo.com

IMM Cologne: Cologne, Germany imm-cologne.com

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Art Basel Hong Kong: Hong Kong. artbasel.com

The International Surface Event: The leading floor covering, stone, and tile industry event. Las Vegas, NV. tisewest.com

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Milan Architecture Design Exhibition: Architecture and construction trade show. Milan, Italy. madeexpo.it

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IDS Toronto: Toronto, Canada. interiordesignshow.com

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Architectural Digest: Home Design Show: New York City, NY. archdigesthomeshow.com

Maison & Objet: A gathering of professionals for the art of living. Paris, France. maison-objet.com

opening 19 Savannah Music Festival: Savannah, GA.

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Istanbul Furniture Fair: Classical & Neoclassical to Modern and avant-garde furniture. Istanbul, Turkey. ismob.com.tr

20-22

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre: A Ballet Based on Camino Real by Tennessee Williams. Atlanta, GA. cobbenergycentre.com

INFEBRUARY

25-28

High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction: – Atlanta, GA. atlanta-wineauction.org

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ASID & Serenbe Art Auction: ADAC, Atlanta, GA asidga.org

opening 18 MODA – Museum of Design Atlanta: Sustainable

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Schwartz Center for Performing Arts @ Emory University: The Bach Bowl Atlanta, GA. arts.emory.edu

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre: Atlanta Ballet – Romeo et Juliette. Atlanta, GA. cobbenergycentre.com

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Feria Habitat Valencia: Valencia, Spain. feriahabitatvalencia.com

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Student Day: sponsored by ADAC, ADAC, Atlanta, GA asidga.org

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: From the Heart – Valentine’s Day. Atlanta, GA. atlantasymphony.org

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Palm Springs Modernism Show: Palm Springs, CA. spring.palmspringsmodernism.com

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Fox Theater: Wicked: Atlanta, GA. foxtheatre.org

savannahmusicfestival.org

opening 29 Museum of Modern Art: Latin America in Construction -

Architecture from 1955-1980. moma.org

opening 18 Center for Puppetry Arts: Anne Frank: Atlanta, GA.

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contributed by: Jessica Kreunen, Allied ASID Haley Morgan, Allied ASID

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Karen Teske-Blue, ASID 1.

The Johnson Studio is known for creating a space for the most exciting dining experiences – how do you balance what the client wants with the design vision that you have for them?

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What is one of the biggest design challenges you have encountered in your career & how did you overcome it?

What are your thoughts the first time you visit a completed project for pleasure and not for work?

2.

Every project poses unique challenges. At the Polaris, for example, (the iconic rotating restaurant on top of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Atlanta designed by Portman in the 1960’s), there were many challenges. We needed to update codes, create alternate lighting levels & design and expo kitchen in the center of it all. We resolved all these challenges through the knowledge and talents of our own staff, as well as bringing in the right consultants to help execute the vision of the project.

Sharing the environment you helped create with friends and family is something you can’t always experience in other areas of design.

If you could place yourself in any time period when would that be and why?

We design in collaboration with the client, bringing their vision to a reality. The story that is created by our design must then be backed up with cuisine and execution by the restaurant staff.

7.

From the time you started your career in design, what has been the biggest change you have encountered?

I love this day and age. We enjoy so many freedoms that may not have been available in previous time periods. I enjoy travel and seeking inspiration from other cultures. In the past travel was not as accessible as it is today and technology has brought the world closer together.

The biggest change I see in the restaurant design industry is that trends in fine dining, in the US market especially, have almost entirely disappeared. We are now designing approachable environments. The budgets aren’t as large either, however the fun and excitement of each project hasn’t changed.

Who was the greatest influence on your work ethic?

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What is the best advice you can give an emerging professional breaking into the design world? Make sure your portfolio represents your best work accurately. Be persistent. Take opportunities to do internships at different design companies.

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How does your team brainstorm & find inspiration for a new project?

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I would say that my parents were the greatest influence to me for my work ethic. My father was always a hard worker who set by example and my mother instilled in me that I could do anything I put my mind to.

9.

What is the most inspiring place you have ever encountered? I would have to say Paris, my favorite city in the world. It is so rich with history, beauty, art and culture. Paris tantalizes all the senses through sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. It is a progressive city with vision toward the future, while being rooted in history and its past.

Each team member contributes their ideas and we continue to develop them until we have a comprehensive, cohesive design that speaks to the client vision and concept.

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10. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Behr Champana of TVS at that time suggested I contact “the most talented designer” he knew in the industry, Joyce Raedel, (at the time with HBA), and ask her if I could have a moment of her time to review my portfolio and get advice in the industry. He told me not to ask for a job interview, just a meeting to talk about the industry and review my portfolio. I am forever indebted to them for their time.

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