What’s it all about?

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The Amer­i­can So­ci­ety of In­te­rior De­sign­ers, the largest pro­fes­sional or­ga­ni­za­tion for in­te­rior de­sign­ers, was founded in 1975, so 2015 marks the 40th an­niver­sary of this great or­ga­ni­za­tion. The ASID is com­mit­ted to the in­dus­try of in­te­rior de­sign and is a com­mu­nity of de­sign­ers, in­dus­try rep­re­sen­ta­tives, ed­u­ca­tors and stu­dents of in­te­rior de­sign.

The pur­pose of the so­ci­ety is to pro­mote the pro­fes­sion and com­mu­ni­cate the im­pact of in­te­rior de­sign to the well be­ing of each per­son it im­pacts. It has de­vel­oped and adopted a set of core val­ues and strate­gic guide­posts. ASID helps its mem­bers to ex­cel in an ever-chang­ing and vig­or­ous pro­fes­sion with ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams and sup­port. The so­ci­ety en­cour­ages and re­quires­mem­bers to con­tinue to learn and ap­ply knowl­edge in the pro­fes­sion, thus sup­port­ing and cre­at­ing a per­for­mance-ori­ented or­ga­ni­za­tional cul­ture.

ASID sup­ports the in­te­rior de­sign pro­fes­sion through knowl­edge shar­ing, ad­vo­cacy, com­mu­nity build­ing and com­mu­nity out­reach. The in­te­rior de­sign pro­fes­sion can have a pos­i­tive im­pact on peo­ple’s lives through their en­vi­ron­ment and this is what pro­fes­sional in­te­rior de­sign­ers want you to know. The so­ci­ety boasts more than 24,000 mem­bers in 48 chap­ters in the United States and Canada who en­gage in pro­fes­sional pro­grams and a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties.

In sim­ple terms the im­pact that in­te­rior de­sign has on our en­vi­ron­ment is, for the most part, taken for granted. I’ll of­fer a cou­ple of ex­am­ples that will cause some re­flec­tion on this. Think about go­ing to a doc­tor’s of­fice and howyou felt when you were there, es­pe­cially in the wait­ing room. Was it well lit and well planned, func­tional and beau­ti­ful? It may have been poorly planned out, with­out ad­e­quate light­ing and poor se­lec­tions of fur­nish­ings and fab­rics that had an im­pact on whether you felt good or bad.

Another busi­ness that we prob­a­bly don’t put in the cat­e­gory as ben­e­fit­ting from in­te­rior de­sign is the gro­cery store. I am think­ing about a small neigh­bor­hood gro­cery in Santa Fe that has ben­e­fit­ted greatly by in­te­rior de­sign. As a cus­tomer, it is a joy to visit Kaune’s Neigh­bor­hood Mar­ket and it must be a joy to work there— the qual­ity of our en­vi­ron­ment af­fects both work­ers and end users. The de­sign work was done by an in­te­rior de­signer and it is laid out in such a way that there is am­ple room to move around and find what you need, plus the space is light and bright and has a feel­ing of health. Each day when con­tem­plat­ing go­ing to work, the em­ploy­ees of this store surely feel ex­cited about spend­ing a day in a beau­ti­ful and well func­tion­ing space.

Other lo­cal ex­am­ples come to mind of spa­ces that evoke feel­ings of un­hap­pi­ness and dread. Tremen­dous amounts of mon­ey­w­ere­wasted on dec­o­ra­tors rather than qual­i­fied in­te­rior de­sign­ers and the re­sults are un­for­tu­nately here to stay. There is a big dif­fer­ence be­tween an in­te­rior de­signer and an in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tor.

Lisa Sa­muel ASID, IIDA, is a Santa Fe na­tive and prin­ci­pal of Sa­muel De­sign Group, lo­cated in the heart of down­town Santa Fe. She is an award-win­ning in­te­rior de­signer known for cre­at­ing unique in­te­ri­ors im­bued with warmth and el­e­gance. Lisa (info@samuelde­sign­group.com) is pas­sion­ate about good de­sign that sup­ports well-be­ing.

Thought­ful use of ma­te­rial for the var­i­ous fin­ishes is re­flected in this photo. Ar­chi­tec­ture by Craig Hoopes, in­te­rior fin­ishes by Lisa Sa­muel

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