This past Saturday, May 30, was World Interiors Day, a day to educate others about the influence design has on daily life. The event is headed by the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) and has been adopted by ASID as a day to urge designers to share how they give back to the communities they serve.
With that in mind, we’d like to share our community involvement. Each year, we participate in the ASID Washington Metro Chapter’s Spruce Up. The Spruce Up allows individuals or businesses to hire an ASID interior designer for one or two hours at a special rate, with all the proceeds benefitting ASID’s educational efforts. This project allows community members to learn what interior designers do and obtain consultation from highly qualified interior designers that they might not have otherwise been able to afford. Due to high demand, Kayla helped three and Carolin helped four Spruce Up clients.
Furthermore, our active membership in the ASID Washington Metro Chapter has led to our continued support of the ASID Foundation. The ASID Foundation’s mission is to “support endeavors that capture and disseminate knowledge, encourage innovation, and benefit the health, safety and welfare of the public through interior design research, scholarships and education.” The Foundation accomplishes this through numerous programs, all of which can be read about here.
We most recently supported the foundation with ASID Washington Metro Chapter’s benefit: a tour of the Washington Reagan National Airport last Friday. Naturally we were excited to support the Foundation, but just as excited to get a tour of our region’s busiest airport! The tour was centered on the 30 pieces of art commissioned specially for the airport and the integration of the city’s landscape into its design. The group photo seen above is of “Foliated Trellis”, a piece by Kent Bloomer and located in Ticketing Level South.
What’s funny is that as we were touring the airport, we actually ran into two of our clients and Carolin’s close friends on their way out of town! It’s always great to run into our wonderful clients and friends, even if we didn’t get to take a trip ourselves!