Design Going the Distance

July 17, 2020
Design Going the Distance

Innovation Nation: Design Going the Distance
Sustainability, ease of use and touch-of-a-button convenience are key.

by Jennifer Tzeses, Mansion Global

“Interior design is the ultimate reflection of the external world. It’s an indicator of time, of emerging trends and of collective consciousness. Now more than ever, art, design and technology are intertwining in groundbreaking ways.

And even before we were all confined to our homes, there was a sense of the home as a refuge. ‘Interior designers were thinking about ways to create rooms that felt like sanctuaries, which were both comfortable and meaningful,’ said Anthony Barzilay Freund, editorial director and director of fine art for 1stdibs, an upscale e-commerce antiques and design marketplace based in New York…

As the industry has been forced to go fully remote, the detail and quality of architecture and design deliverables are evolving, said Adam Meshberg, founder and principal of Meshberg Group, an architecture and interior design firm in Brooklyn.

‘We have to make sure we’re providing more 3-D models, 360-degree renderings, virtual tours, et cetera and putting forth more emphasis on our proposals and presentations so they convey the design intent as accurately as possible, and clients really understand the design and its elements,’ Mr. Meshberg said.

In addition, Mr. Meshberg said ways to keep the home self-sustainable and sanitized with UV light purifying air filtration systems and water filtration systems will be major innovators in the design space…”

– excerpt, Mansion Global