AIA Lunch and Learn - Sustainable Textiles

AIA/CES Registered Provider Program Summary

Provider:  Decorating with Fabric, Inc.

Program: Sustainable Textiles & ReWild Design

Program # : 2999

Length: 1 Hour

Credits: 1 LU/HSW

According to the AIA the definition of sustainable design “…is a collaborative process that involves thinking ecologically—studying systems, relationships, and interactions—in order to design in ways that removes rather than contributes stress to systems.” With the emphasis on stress to the systems, we begin with a look at the shameful toxic history of the textile industry. Fortunately for the safety, health and welfare of the all-living species, significant game changing and environmentally friendly strategies are replacing these old dangerous methods. This course presents the current trends in the production and use of sustainable textiles for interiors.

Another way to reduce stress is to provide an interior living space where we are able to engage with materials, views and images of the outside natural world. Positive results are documented in all aspects of our lives from schools to businesses to health care when we are able to introduce natural elements into our homes, offices and hospitals.

We can call this idea: ReWild Design. This doesn’t mean excluding the comfortable indoor environments we demand and expect. What it refers is bringing elements of nature into our interior design. How do we ReWild the living space?

Learning Objectives

  1. You will learn the guidelines for selecting sustainable fabrics and materials for upholstery, drapery and bedding projects.
  2. You will learn how to select fabrics and products for acoustical solutions.
  3. You will learn about exciting and fascinating new ReWild Design materials and solutions for interiors projects

Presentation Format
There is a PowerPoint used for this presentation along with actual samples of Engineered Shading Solutions.
A/V Needed
Computer, Projector and Screen
Target Audience
Architects, Interior Designers, and Specification Writers and other design professionals in the commercial, retail, residential, hospitality and healthcare.
Facilitator Qualifications
Neil Gordon has served the commercial and residential markets for over 25 years, is well known in the industry as an expert in Engineered Shading Solutions. 
There is no cost to bring this program to your company or group meeting.

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