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Spring 2010 - ASID Los Angeles Chapter
SPRING
2010
In this Issue:
PASADENA SHOWCASE HOME
PAGE 14
ASID/LA CHAPTER
2010 HOME TOUR
PAGE 26
Unique glass
artwork from
vases to
wallhangings
to furniture
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ALL-INCLUSIVE
choose—we are all one society: the all-inclusive American Society of
Interior Designers.
That’s the goal here at ASID.
In the “old days,” we became members of this society by
demonstrating talent and dedication to our profession. Over time we
realized that we needed to require more from those who followed
after us. Just as state and local governments were setting stricter codes
and regulations for what we did, we also set standards based on our
love of what we do. We outlined what people needed to study so they
could advance themselves and the profession. We approved courses of
study. And we devised tough examinations that proved we knew what
we were doing.
That’s the plan.
The big idea.
Because we’re all parts of the same whole: interior design.
We have a talent for it. We’re trained to do it. We’re experienced at
it. And we’re professionals.
Some of us are better at envisioning an environment. Some excel at
choosing the right combination of goods and services to make that
vision come alive. Some of us are wizards at making everything come
together in a finished space. Some design, produce and sell the goods
and services the “envisioners” need. Some of us are enrolled in the
schools that train the practitioners of our profession and are learning
how to advance to those other levels. ALL of us are members of
ASID.
Some of us like to create residential spaces. Some, commercial spaces,
hospitality spaces, healthcare spaces. It doesn’t matter which we
That’s why we can speak with one voice: we ARE the interior design
profession. We made the rules. And the public knows they can entrust
their projects to us.
But it has been said that we don’t always speak with one voice. It has
been said that there are groups within our Chapter, each pursuing
different goals for themselves and for the organization. But that simply
is not true. There are only two groups in our Chapter: those who
participate and those who don’t. Those who strive to produce projects
and events that benefit all members and advance our profession. And
those who don’t.
If I have one goal for my presidency, it is to unite those two groups. To
get everyone to enjoy membership and make the most of it. To really
speak with one voice. To truly BE all-inclusive.
Help me out here. ■
FROM THE PRESIDENT-ELECT
T
his is a two-part
article. First, I want
to keep you up to
date on some of ASID’s
happenings; and second,
I looked a little deeper
into our organization.
�e Downtown Women’s
Center is clipping along.
At this point they have
all the infrastructure
done and are starting on the interior spaces. Jill’s
Paint has an article in this issue. Give it a look.
We had our first rendering class with Don Gerds, to
rave reviews. It was based on working with markers
to give your sketches more appeal for your clients.
We did not expect to become a professional in one
class, but to be able to give our clients a fantastic
quick sketch of our proposed designs. I am a
‘popsicle tree’ and ‘stick figure’ kind of artist and
was amazed at what I could accomplish! Some of
the drawings are in the PDC office. Stop in if you
are in the building. We will be doing this again
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later in the year, with a perspective drawing class
and another marker class.
Now the introspective part:
As President-elect of our chapter, I have been
trying to look at our organization with a clear and
focused view. What do we really want from ASID,
what do we need?
What we should want is an organization that
keeps us unified, keeps us in touch with each other
and keeps us motivated. Our profession is not one
that requires us to work with each other, or for
that matter, to be involved with other designers
on any regular basis. We are removed from most
other designers, (although we do spend a lot of
time with contractors!). ASID is an organization
that wants to keep us involved, keep us abreast
of what’s new in our field, keep us in touch with
each other.
I was at dinner the other night, and in the group
were a CPA, someone who works for NASA, a
female executive, two businessmen, plus four
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other interior designers. What brought this group
together? ASID. I would not know any of these
people without our organization. We sat there and
toasted the fact that we were lucky enough to know
each other, and to enjoy each other’s company over
dinner. When I first became a member of ASID I
got involved with committees, I went to events;
I wanted to make the best use of ASID as I could.
It worked! I spend time with other designers and
get valuable feedback on our industry, others’
work, and where our profession is heading, good
and bad.
So, that being said, we have a short questionnaire
in the quarterly. Please take the time to fill it out.
We want to know what would interest you, and what
we can do to keep you educated and involved. How
is our new website working for you? What would
bring you to events? �e past few years we have
seen a drop off of involvement and we want to get
back on track. If you have any ideas or comments,
include those on the sheet as well. Let’s take the
time to get to know each other. Interior Design is a
beautiful field in more ways than one, and we are
all lucky to be here. ■
RABBIT CANYON DESIGNS
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SPRING 2010
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DEPARTMENTS
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
FROM THE PRESIDENT-ELECT
CHAPTER INFORMATION
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
EDUCATION
LEGISLATION
STUDENT NEWS AND EVENTS
L.A. MART NEWS
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Jennifer Bevan Interiors
Michael Berman Limited
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Amy DeVault Interior Design
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Jeneration Interiors
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PASADENA SHOWCASE HOUSE visit
the Cravens estate to view over 30
designers and historical experts come
together to present this year’s showcase house.
PRODUCTS & INNOVATIONS from
Aureana Designs, Farrow & Ball,
Timeless Clocks by Daniel, Hunter
Douglas, Fortress Seating,
ASID/LA CHAPTER 2010 HOME TOUR
Take a peek through the keyhole to go
on a self-guided five home tour and read
about the charity, PATH, who will benefit from the
proceeds.
HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOU AND
YOUR PETS Sarah Barnard gives
advice
on
healthy,
sustainable
lifestyle benefits for the whole family.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Downtown Women’s Center gets help from
our Industry Partners, Jill’s Paints
and Benjamin Moore.
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JEAN M. PINTO, ASID, CID
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
OPEN POSITION
DIRECTOR AT LARGE
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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR
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ALLIED ASID, CID, NKBA
STUDENT
REPRESENTATIVE
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MEMBER ASID
SPRING 2010
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PARTNER ASID
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Nancy Joseph
Mary Goodstein
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Joanna Forbes, Student Member ASID
Joyce Yang, Student Member ASID
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RON’S CORNER
CA LOS ANGELES
FAREWELL TO
JERRY ALSOBROOK, FASID
1924 – 2010
While traveling in Italy with his life long
partner Luke Curtis, sadly Jerry fell ill. He
returned home to succumb to complications
due to pneumonia on March 17th.
Jerry Alsobrook, FASID left behind a huge
body of outstanding interiors and a bevy
of close friends and colleagues. He had
maintained residences in both West Los
Angeles and Laguna Beach. In these past
few years he continued living at his gracious
Laguna Beach home. For well over 25 years
Jerry shared that beach with his neighbor B.J.
Peterson, FASID. Jerry and B.J. worked side
by side at Cannell & Chaffin for many years
and were the best of friends.
B.J. Peterson, FASID - former National President of The American Society of Interior
Designers, comments, “My friend Jerry was
gentle and good spirited. He never uttered
a mean word about anyone. He was the
consummate host and a great cook nurturing both with tasty meals and a caring heart.
With much loyalty, his clients felt that he
hung the moon. Being such a loyal soul, he
gave that same loyalty to his clientele and to
all those with whom he was close. Simply
put, he was a good person”. B.J. went on to
tell me that Jerry as a good citizen, would go
out onto their beach on a regular basis and
pick up the trash.
Back in 1974 I first crossed paths with one
of our design community’s most renowned
interior designers Jerry Alsobrook, FASID. It
was Jerry who as president of the Los Angeles
chapter of A.I.D. (American Institute of
Design), sent a welcoming note to me that
year as a new member of the organization.
The following year A.S.I.D. was formed, with
Jerry becoming our first president of the California-Los Angeles Chapter. He went on to
serve our design society on the national level,
and six short years later, I had the honor to
recommend Jerry for Fellowship in ASID, our
highest honor.
Jerry and I had many things in common.
One of them being that he attended my alma
mater, the University of Southern California.
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By Ron Fields, ASID
Past President California – Los Angeles Chapter ASID, 1980 & 1981
Jerry grew up in Midland, Texas. During
World War II, he served three years in China,
Burma and India under General Merrill with
the Merrill’s Marauders, and in Chunking,
China at the Chinese and American Headquarters. This unit became famous for its
deep-penetration missions behind Japanese
lines, often engaging Japanese forces superior
in number. Along with six Ranger Battalions,
they are considered the only World War
II-era Army light infantry unit comparable
to the United States Army Rangers. Jason
Titus, ASID told me that Jerry once told him
that the Marauders marched a lot - and that
he walked across India to China.
He went on to receive a Letters / Arts and
Science degree from the University of Southern California (U.S.C.), with an emphasis
in architectural training. He continued his
studies with the renowned designer George
Townsend, A.I.D. A year after graduation,
Jerry went to work as an interior designer for
the prestigious Los Angeles interiors firm of
Cannell & Chaffin. With some humor, Jerry
once told me that he thought it was not to be
a permanent position - he ended up staying
there for 37 years! During his tenure, he
produced scores of some of the most beautiful
interiors both here in Southern California
and throughout the United States, most of
them being residential projects. His clients
have included UCLA Chancellors, a USC
President and many captains of industry.
In 1988 he opened his own interior design
practice. He continued to work in the field
from the home he designed, in Laguna Beach,
California.
My good friend Charlotte S. Jensen, FASID,
CID – former San Diego ASID Chapter
President and former President of NCIDQ
(National Council for Interior Design
Qualification) had these fine words to say,
“Jerry was one of the first ASID leaders I met
while attending a 1980 Regional Conference
in Southern California as President-Elect of
the San Diego Chapter. He was gracious and
helpful to me as a newcomer to ASID on a
national level. As my involvement within
ASID grew I consulted with him on many
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issues affecting California and the Society.
Jerry had a calm and dignified way of expressing his thoughts that helped me to put those
problems into perspective. I have always had
the utmost respect for Jerry as a person, as a
design colleague at Cannell & Chaffin and
as an experienced leader within ASID and
the profession of interior design. The elegant
gentleman from Texas is irreplaceable.”
In January of 2005 I wrote a “Ron’s Corner”
article about Jerry and Tom Hamilton, ASID
entitled “TOM & JERRY (no, not the Cat
& Mouse)”. It was then that he told me
about how he loved growing up here in Los
Angeles and he named some of his favorite
buildings. Included was the Richfield Building, the Art Deco masterpiece by Morgan,
Walls and Clements - 1928-29. Sadly it was
taken down to make room for the twin Arco
Towers by Albert C. Martin and Associates
in 1972. Jerry, the consummate traditionalist
also named Pasadena’s Gamble House, 1908
- Charles and Henry Greene, as another of
his favorites.
In closing, certainly a once in a lifetime
project came to Tom & Jerry (along with
their design team of Virginia Knight, ASID
and Ben Jutzi, ASID), that being the Western
White House in San Clemente, California
for President and Mrs. Richard Nixon. Jerry
got the referral, met with the Nixons, and
began the project. With some bad luck, he
became quite ill, and needed backup. Enter
the design team, led by Tom to support Jerry,
and they completed the work in a rushed, but
beautiful job that was completed in six weeks,
just in time for a State Visit by President
Sukarno of Indonesia. Deservedly, Architectural Digest featured the Nixon’s home in
their Winter 1970 issue. Later he went on to
design their New York City residence.
It is designers like Jerry, who have given our
profession its respectable, good name, and
leave me proud to be a part of it!
Best, Ron...........
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CHAPTER EVENTS
CA LOS ANGELES
PASADENA SHOWCASE HOUSE
TRANSFORMS THE CRAVENS ESTATE
From April 18 to May 16, witness the transformation of the magnificent Cravens
Estate in Pasadena, one of the original “Millionaire’s Row” houses. Over 30 interior
and exterior designers are working closely with experts in historical architecture and
preservation to respect the estate’s past while bringing it back to vivid life.
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts is one of the oldest, largest and most
successful house and gardens tours nationwide. In its 60 years, proceeds of over
$17 million have funded musical arts organizations throughout Southern California,
including the LA Phil and its School Partners Program, teacher/training professional
development programs for LA Opera, and numerous school, music therapy and
educational outreach programs.
Make a date today to purchase tickets to see the transformation. And, while you’re
there, plan to tour the Shops at Showcase and have a bite to eat at the Restaurant
and Bar. Tickets for the 2010 Pasadena Showcase House of Design can be purchased
at www.pasadenashowcase.org or call (714) 442-3872 for more information. ■
EXTERIOR
Interior
Verne Arnold. Exterior Advisor
Michael Berman, Advisor
Christine Santana, Advisor
DESIGNERS:
Strolling Garden
Aoyagi, Cassy
Aoyagi, Kirk
Formal Terrace Area w/Urns
Bilheimer, Ken
Morning Garden
Carson, Melissa
Outdoor BBQ Area
Ledgard, Jan
Aileen Atwood
Entrance Garden and Terrace
Morrill, Terry
Morrill, Chad
Montgomery, John
DESIGNERS:
Morning Room
Allen, Linda
Lebeau, Tracey
Tager, Matt
Kitchen
Bennett, Cynthia
Karimi, Goli
Fehmers, Carolien
Gould, Kimberly
Mr. Craven’s Dressing Room
Bevan, Jennifer
Ranalli, Denise
Powder Room
Berman, Michael
Drawing Room and Alcove
Cain, Joshua
Lai, Jason
Godbold, Jeff
Guest Sitting Room
Cole, John
Grand Staircase and Landing
DeVault, Amy
Underwood, Ashleigh
Betz, Sandi
Back Hallway/Reception Area
Dockendorf, Dona
Lady’s Office and Bathroom
Dyer, Jennifer
Upstairs Sitting Room
Janz, Albert
Stein, Sherry
Master Bedroom
Kays, Julie
Sewing Room/Linen Room
Kim, Ammie
Galleria/Main Entrance/Alcove
Kroop, Delores
Guest Bedroom and Bathroom
Lechman-Testa, Paula
Aldridge, Jenifer
Mrs. Craven’s Dressing Room/Bathroom
Martin, Roberta
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Mrs. Craven’s Sunroom
Oldemans, Karina
Mitchell, Kelsey
Solarium and Organ Alcove (1st floor)
Parker, Greg
Little, Nisreen
Breakfast Room
Reaume, David
Hoang, Lily
O’Halloran, Jim
Whitcomb, Dawnette
Library/Hallway and Bathroom
Rizkowsky, Lawrence
Dining Room
Saverino, Mario
Myers, Kenn D.
Family/Media Room
Shoener, Karen
Lagdameo, Genaro
Padour, Carla
Sitting Room Hallway Alcove
Spencer, Kristina
Gentleman’s Bathroom
Vonk, Phill
COME SEE THE TRANSFORMATION
Over 30 designers will bring the historic Cravens Estate on former “Millionaire’s Row” in
Pasadena – currently headquarters of the San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter of the
American Red Cross – back to authentic life for the Pasadena 2010 Showcase House of Design.
APRIL 18 - MAY 16
www.pasadenashowcase.org
2O1O PASADENA SHOWCASE HOUSE OF DESIGN CONTRIBUTING DESIGNERS
Linda Allen Designs, Inc.
Cynthia Bennett & Associates, Inc.
Jennifer Bevan Interiors
Michael Berman Limited
Saxony Design Build
John Cole Interior Design, Inc.
Amy DeVault Interior Design
Tocco Finale
Jeneration Interiors
Henry Johnstone & Co.
Julie Kays Design Incorporated
Designs of the Interior (“DOTI”)
Ammie Kim Interior Design
Setting the Stage Interior Design
Padua & DK Designs
DChristjan
Lechman-Testa & Associates
Verne Arnold Landscape Designs, LLC
Roberta Martin Interiors, LLC
Form LA Landscaping, Inc.
Karina Oldemans Interior Design
Canterbury Landscaping, Inc.
Parker West Interiors
Carson-Magness Landscape
Pacific Outdoor Living
Reaume Construction and Design
Lawrence J. Rizkowsky Design
MK & Company Interior Design and Decoration
PRODUCTS& INNOVATIONS
Light Paintings
CA LOS ANGELES
What does a company who designs and installs U.S. Patented, fiber optically lit showers & bath surrounds (September/October issue, LA Design)
create to extend the soothing, relaxing benefits of light installations
throughout the home, what else? . . . “Light Paintings”. Aureana Design’s
president, Michael Trujillo refers to their light installations as “art in realtime”. The installations allow homeowners to create a desired mood by
simply depressing a button to select between a myriad of different colors,
speeds, and styles. “Our goal is to develop pieces that through the addition
of light become greater than its physical dimensions. That truly transform
the surrounding space and the experience of people in it.”
The advent and proliferation of LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) has opened
the doors for lighting designers to create innovative, mood altering products and installations beyond our wildest dreams just a few short years ago.
While LEDs have been around for decades, advancements in the manufacturing processes have delivered LEDS that can last up to 10,0000 hours, are
inexpensive, provide an infinite palette of possibilities and most importantly, use a fraction of the electricity of traditional lighting sources. Throw
in the latest in electronic lighting controllers, and some fancy computer
programming, and voila, Aureana Designs “Light Paintings” were born.
Recently, the company accepted the challenge to provide functional,
night-time lighting without utilizing any of the currently available, overhead lighting units and fixtures available on the market today. Quite a
challenge indeed. The homeowner’s feeling was that traditional lighting
emanating from the ceiling “created heat, shined in my eyes, gave me
headaches, and crow’s feet to boot!” The elimination of crow’s feet not
withstanding, Aureana Designs set out to design and create furniture and
light installations that lighted the home at every turn, punctuated with a
4 X 6 Light Painting featured prominently on the wall of the main living
area.
The Light Paintings come complete with a main unit, wall mounted selector knob, and a self contained “brain” that provides “instructions” to the
LED light bars contained within the Light Painting. Standard Light Painting comes with eight different and unique programs. Each program renders
a different look. To move to the next program, the homeowner simply depresses the selector knob. To speed up the color change sequences, simply
turn the knob to the right, to slow down the color changes; simply turn the
knob to the left. It’s that easy.
Aureana Designs creates relatively few non-commissioned light installations preferring to work directly with homeowners to deliver on not only
dimensional, but also aesthetic needs. “What people have in mind for our
light installations continues to be a point of inspiration for us. Folks continue to surprise us with their perspectives on what we create. I guess that’s
what continues to keep our ideas and installations fresh. For example, a
customer recently asked if anything could be created to support her son’s
keen interest in astronomy. After some thought, we created laser-lighted,
closet doors featuring moving stars, a red nebula, and blue astral clouds.
Funny thing though. When the installer arrived at the home, the son’s
bedroom had been switched out in favor of the master bedroom for the
closet doors.”
To learn more or visit the showroom, contact Michael Trujillo at Lake Forest based Aureana Designs at (949) 588-1689 (office) or (949) 981-1085
(cell).
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PRODUCTS& INNOVATIONS
CA LOS ANGELES
The Chelsea Papers
from Farrow & Ball:
An Enchanting Floral Wallpaper Collection
Three classic English designs,
in one stunning collection.
F
arrow & Ball, colour experts and manufacturers of traditional
wallpapers and paints, has revitalised nostalgic English floral
patterns in an enchanting new collection, ‘The Chelsea Papers’.
The captivating collection is inspired by original 19th century, pure silk
woven jacquards.
‘The Chelsea Papers’ comprises three timeless designs, each in twenty
glorious colourways. With a truly botanical feel, the collection features
two floral patterns; an exquisite ‘Wisteria’ and striking ‘Peony’ design,
complemented by an elegant ‘Petal Stripe’.
‘Wisteria’ is a delicate trailing design featuring the blossoming flower
and capturing a hint of English romance.
‘Peony’ takes inspiration from the ornamental flower and is a bold and
curvaceous pattern that brings contemporary glamour to a traditional
floral design.
‘Petal Stripe’ is charming in its simplicity, working in harmony with the
classic floral designs in this collection.
In time-honoured Farrow & Ball style, the new collection is traditionally block printed using the unrivalled Farrow & Ball colour palette to
create sixty alluring colourways, including muted and earthy neutrals,
subtle pastels with shimmering metallics, pretty pinks, vibrant yellows
and zesty greens. A selection of bold combinations has been included,
where black is paired with either shimmering gold or muted grey-based
neutrals for a contemporary and dramatic look.
‘The Chelsea Papers’ has the signature depth of colour and delicacy of
appearance of all Farrow & Ball wallpapers, which are made using real
Farrow & Ball zero* VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paints.
‘The Chelsea Papers’ are available from March 2010.
USA Showrooms: New York, Los Angeles, Greenwich,
Washington, Chicago, Boston. Customer Enquiries: 888-511-1121
[email protected]
www.farrow-ball.com ■
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JONATHAN FRANC
PRODUCTS& INNOVATIONS
CA LOS ANGELES
CA LOS ANGELES
Timeless Clocks
by Daniel
Jeannot Fine Furniture is proud to showcase Timeless Clocks by
Daniel. Jeannot’s son Daniel, a master craftsman himself, has made
by hand over a 20 year span, this gorgeous one of a kind grandfather
clock. In 1989 Daniel was in an antique store shopping and saw an
antique grandfather clock. That was when his journey began to
build and carve his own by hand using old world techniques.
Daniel is pleased to finally introduce his clock to the Interior Design
community and feels that his work is about “where centuries of
design and craftsmanship are brought to the present day”.
This grandfather clock is 127”H x 36”H x 33”D. For more information
or to request a packet with photos and more of the history of this
piece please contact Nicole Miller at 818-261-6739 or e mail her at
[email protected]finefurniture.com
Daniel is looking forward to collaborating on special
commissioned pieces. ■
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A Beautiful Way to Take Advantage
of the Federal Tax Credit Opportunity
Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades from
Hunter Douglas are not your ordinary cellular
shades. �ey offer a patented honeycomb-withina-honeycomb construction that forms three air
pockets for superior insulation between the window
and the room. �ey keep more heat inside when
the weather is cold and keep more heat out when
the weather is hot. Because Duette Architella
honeycomb shades substantially reduce energy
loss through windows, they can help lower heating
and cooling costs.
Not only will you be adding sophistication, style
and energy savings to the home for years to come,
a client’s purchase of Duette Architella shades may
qualify for a Federal Tax Credit opportunity. �e
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
stimulus bill includes federal tax credits on selected energy efficient products purchased and put
into use during 2009 and 2010. Duette Architella
shades are so effective at insulating your windows;
they are the first and only window shades without
add-on insulation to join the list of more utilitarian
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household items- like water heaters, replacement
windows and roof tiles- that may qualify for a federal energy tax credit. �e tax credit applies to up
to 30% of the cost of the qualifying products and
cannot exceed $1,500 for all qualifying product
purchases made during 2009 and 2010.
Hunter Douglas offers two different products
that may qualify for this tax credit:
1. Duette Architella honeycomb shades with
qualifying fabrics and lifting systems that are
inside mounted over double glazed windows*.
2. �e LiteRise® TrimKit, when used on certain
Duette and Applause® honeycomb shades
and mounted over “low-e” double-pane glass
windows. �e TrimKit provides side channels
that help block the air flow around the edges
of inside mounted shades*.
�e quickest and easiest way to familiarize yourself with the Federal Tax Credit opportunities is
to go to www.hunterdouglas.com/taxcredit. �e
Manufacturer’s Certification Statements detailing
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qualifying products, restrictions and guidelines
are housed there for your and your client’s
reference. When you sell a client the qualifying products, just provide them with a detailed
receipt and have them review the Manufacturer’s
Certification Statements and consult with their
tax advisor to determine their eligibility.
Duette Architella honeycomb shades are innovative, energy efficient window fashions that
will beautifully transform the room, help lower
utility bills and offer an opportunity to earn a
federal tax credit. Energy savings never looked
so beautiful.
*Consumers should review the Manufacturer’s
Certification Statements available at www.hunterdouglas.com/taxcredit and also consult with a tax
advisor to determine their eligibility to claim this
tax credit. Hunter Douglas and its designers and
dealers are not tax advisors. ■
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PRODUCTS& INNOVATIONS
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CUSTOM HOME THEATERS
No need to settle for
‘off-the-shelf’
W
hen it comes to designing home theaters or
media rooms what has become evident is that
homeowners are seeking more unique options
rather than something ‘off¬the¬shelf’. �is custom home
theater is a combination of grand aesthetics and pure
performance. From the fiber optic star ceiling painted
by the renown Caesar’s Palace artist William Rogers to
the custom embroidered Fortress seating, this theater
fulfills the wow factor to its fullest.
�e entrance to the theater is a bar/lounge that is the
perfect setting for entertaining before screening a
movie. �e classical theater designed is complimented
with regal fabrics from Kravet, carpet by Masland, and
millwork by Another Masterpiece.
�e audio and video system is by Bliss Home �eaters and Automation, Inc. �e system includes a
state¬of¬the¬art digital E¬cinema projector that illuminates a 16¬foot Stewart screen. �e Cinepro audio
system delivers over 12,000 watts power to create a
virtual experience.
�e custom home theater deserves custom seating
whether it is the design or size of the chair, it should
compliment the theater and enhance your total
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theater experience. Featured is the Guild and, as with
all Fortress models, is constructed to stringent commercial standards addressing the correct viewing position
through ergonomics knowing that you will be seated for
2+ hours at a time. Embroidered logos, silent motorized
recline and buttery soft espresso leather complete the
package.
All in all the client’s expectations were exceeded and the
project is one to be proud of!
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Kitchen & Bath Industry
Veteran Steven D. Dickey
Appointed New President
and COO of Architectural
Woodcarvings Leader
Enkeboll Designs
Enkeboll Designs announces the appointment of Steven D.
Dickey to the post of president and chief operating officer. Dickey
assumes responsibilities at the company’s corporate headquarters
in Carson, CA. Effective this February; he joins the architectural woodcarvings company founded in 1956 by the legendary
Raymond Enkeboll.
Dickey brings more than twenty years of industry experience to
the company, including a solid track record in Sales, Marketing,
and Business Development with major cabinet manufacturers of
traditional and contemporary styles. Most recently he was Vice
President Business Development at ALNO USA, where he was
instrumental in the implementation of a marketing communications strategy that successfully positioned the brand as a leader in
its category.
PROSOURCE
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North Hollywood, CA 91605
818-764-3944 Phone • 818-764-5011 Fax
www.prosourcefloors.com • [email protected]
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to join a company with such
a long legacy of design excellence,” said Steven D. Dickey, president and coo of Enkeboll Designs. “Many consider our founder
Raymond Enkeboll to be the father of architectural woodcarvings; I admire his values and vision and along with our dedicated
employees look forward to building upon them as we move into
the future.”
The company will leverage its fifty plus years of design and
production expertise as it rolls out two new collections at KBIS
(Kitchen Bath Industry Show) in Chicago this spring. Dickey’s
well-rounded knowledge and experience across the different segments of the cabinet industry add a fashion-forward perspective
unique to the category.
The Board of Directors was delighted that someone of Dickey’s
proven record of success and industry knowledge has agreed to
join Enkeboll as the President of the company. ■
ERNIE MARJORAM
We’ll miss you,
Southern California SPACES
Thank You, Meaghan and Barbara,
for all your support of the
Los Angeles Chapter
and its members.
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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
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Home Tour will help homeless people in Los Angeles:
ASID/LA 2010 Home Tour Benefits PATH
F
ernando Diaz and Suzanne Furst, cochairs of the ASID/LA 2010 Home
Tour, recently announced that proceeds
from the ASID/LA inaugural home tour on
Sunday, May 16, 2010 will benefit People
Assisting The Homeless (PATH).
“We are very excited about this event,
which benefits a great organization. We
didn’t want this to be just another designer
home tour, we wanted to raise money for a
worthy cause,” said Diaz.
“Our industry is all about creating beautiful
homes and we feel it is important—especially in these difficult times when homelessness
is on the rise—to give back to the community,” said Furst. “PATH is the perfect fit
and we are delighted to be associated with
the organization.”
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Founded in 1984, PATH is a non-profit
community organization working towards the
goal of ending homelessness throughout Los
Angeles and, ultimately, the United States.
It helps people who are homeless or at-risk
find work, save money, secure housing and
empower their lives.
“We are thrilled to be the beneficiary of the
ASID/LA 2010 Home Tour,” said Claire Orr,
founder of PATH and an Allied member
of ASID/LA. “PATH goes beyond job and
housing assistance; it’s a program where
thousands of hurting people have transformed their lives. We look forward to a long
and successful relationship with ASID/LA.
There is something very humane and yet
poignant about our working together to assist
‘the homed and the homeless.’”
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From its humble beginnings distributing
food and clothing at a church in Westwood,
PATH has grown into a regional organization that provides a wide range of services for
homeless individuals throughout Southern
California. The organization now provides
housing and support services out of three
locations in Central Los Angeles, West Los
Angeles and Hollywood. Each year, PATH
helps more than 14,000 homeless and at-risk
men, women and children. Services include
transitional and emergency housing, street
outreach, employment preparation and
assistance, individualized case management
and supportive services. PATH is a member
of PATH Partners, an alliance of housing and
service agencies in Southern California.
For more information about PATH and how
its programs are addressing homelessness,
please visit www.epath.org. ■
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LIVING
Healthy Living for
You and Your Pets
CA LOS ANGELES
By Sarah Barnard, LEED AP, Allied Member ASID
Living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle benefits
the whole family - pets included! Most people
don’t realize how pets are major contributors to
poor indoor air quality: they track in dirt and debris
from outdoors, while shedding hair and dander on
all kinds of surfaces. Combine that with the off
gassing synthetic carpeting and furnishings that
most people select to stand up to the abuse, add
in a dash of dangerous cat litter and you’ve got
yourself a real toxic soup! Simple steps you take
at home can make a major impact on indoor air
quality, save the landfills and make your home
safer for your family and your pets.
First look down. For most cats and dogs prolonged
contact with your flooring is unavoidable. �e best
thing you can do for your family is avoid wall to
wall carpeting. A house with hard surface flooring
is much easier to keep clean and dust/dander
free! If you must have carpeting- please stay away
from synthetics. Most synthetic carpets are made
with very scary combinations of chemicals both in
the fibers and in the finishing. I love sustainable
hardwood flooring, ceramic tiles, and concrete
colored with soy stain.
Frames should be made of sustainable hardwoods
or bamboo without toxic adhesives or finishes.
Textiles should be removable and washed o�en
in hot water.
A lot people think that using leather and/or
vinyl fabrics and wall coverings make a perfect
companion to living with pets. �ese people
are only half right. Although these materials do
endure a long list of unmentionables and look
fabulous a�er a good scrub, when conventionally
manufactured- they are major contributors to poor
indoor air quality and contain a variety of less than
desirable ingredients. Look for humanely farmed
leathers that are processed with vegetable dyes
or non toxic faux leathers that have been tested
for indoor air quality.
Conventional clay cat litter can contain
carcinogenic additives that the cats get on their
paws and then in their mouths. We breathe the
same dangers when we clean the box! To make
things even worse it doesn’t biodegrade and
loads of it ends up in landfills across the country.
I recommend buying the natural/biodegradable
sawdust litter or recycled newsprint (de-inked)
litter.
Make your garden pet friendly. Review your
current routine and talk with your gardener about
the importance of keeping the garden pesticide
free. Common plants like oleander, euphorbia and
holly as well as countless others are poisonous to
pets. If you are unsure, do a little research and find
out if any of your plant material is on the bad list.
Next make your bedroom a healthy sanctuary
for your and your pets. You bed should be a place
where you can relax and recuperate from the
days stresses. Synthetic textiles and fillings can
encourage dust mites and contain toxic chemical
dyes. Set up your bed with sheets and blankets
made of organic textiles. Always wash your bed
things in hot water to keep your bedding dust mite
free. Don’t dry clean bedding if at all possible.
Give your pet a bed that is raised from the ground
for comfort and air circulation below. Cushions
should be natural latex foam (made from the sap
of a rubber tree), organic cotton and/or wool.
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Let the wind blow. Take notice of how much time
each day you open windows for cross ventilation.
If your home isn’t getting at least a few hours per
day of fresh air exchange you owe it to yourself
and your furry family members to open it all up
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for a while. Air fresheners and carpet powders only
mask odors, skip them if you can and instead try
upping your quantity of house plants and fragrant
flowers.
No matter where you live or what your budget,
you can embrace ideas for greener living that
are healthy for your family, your pets and the
planet. If you are embarking on major building
project consider consulting a LEED Accredited
Professional and/or downloading the United
States Green Building Councils on line literature.
When decorating and purchasing items for your
family and animals-read labels, ask questions and
think about the long term potential to recycle
each item.
SARAH BARNARD is a member of the American
Society of Interior Designers (ASID), is certified
by the National Kitchen and Bath Association
(NKBA) and is recognized by the United States
Green Building Council as a LEED Accredited
Professional.
Undertaking a broad range of projects, all of which
are grounded in smart design and mindful of
healthy living, Sarah’s diverse body of work includes
upscale private residences, chic restaurants
and impressive corporate headquarters. Her
projects have been featured in local and national
publications, and have placed prominently in
several noted design competitions.
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EDUCATION
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TILE U (NIVERSITY)
Passionate tile design is knowing the rules before breaking the
rules. Exciting tile design comes from a creative mixture of materials and quality installation. Investing in your tile education is
invaluable and will ensure project success. Good tile expression is
creative “out of the box” thinking reinforced with knowledge of
the correct application of materials including ceramic, porcelain,
glass, metal and natural stone. Supplementing your studies with the
expertise of a tile showroom that is knowledgeable, creative, and
innovative will facilitate an easy and clear design process.
What’s Happening In Tile
By Nazanin Oakley
TILE TECH
Spring brings enough allergies, no need to add to that with demolition. Tile goes high-tech with large format ultra-thin porcelain
veneer slab for floor and wall application. Save time, stay within
budget, and avoid the demolition of existing material, by finding
solace in the choice of porcelain veneers that install over existing
walls and floors. This is one of many great tile solutions that offer
an oppportunity to broaden design expression.
TILE (AT YOUR FINGER) TIPS
• Design in sunlight as true light is critical to informed palette
choices.
• Review palette drafts in the space that you are designing for.
• Try changing light bulbs over discarding a good tile palette.
• Natural stone records the life happening within a home, and
therefore requires a commitment to yearly cleaning and
re-sealing.
• Carefully consider stone variation and overall characteristics
before specification.
• Choose a porcelain imitating a natural stone for more control
over color and variation.
• Tile is sold in batches to ensure a consistancy of color and characteristics.
• Order and store an overage of the same batch tile for future
repairs.
• High quality tile installation is a must and will influence a
project’s success.
• From the time of tile specification to tile installation, a designer
must manage the project.
• Specify “designer to approve all material prior to installation” to
prevent loss of time, income and material.
• Tile is now available with rectified edges making it possible to cut
them down to alternate sizes.
• Grout color choices can profoundly change the look of a tile
installation.
• Choose grout colors to mask any irregularities in mosaics.
• Unless emphasizing a grid pattern, choose a grout that is a touch
lighter than the tile.
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We’re all very busy. Nobody has any extra time. That’s a
given.
So here it is in a nutshell. Jill’s Paint cares, Benjamin Moore
cares, the Downtown Women’s Center is grateful. There it
is. That’s the story. So if you’re pressed for time, no need to
read any further.
Who Cares?
Of course, how it all happened does take time. Fifteen
years ago Peggy McCloud, now owner of Jill’s Paint, met
Jill Halverson, founder of the Downtown Women’s Center.
Back then, Peggy did painting for both the DWC and Jill’s
personal residence.
Cut to October 2008 ASID Table Top event where Deborah
Davis, past president of ASID, meets Peggy McCloud,
industry partner. Peg is representing her store, Jill’s Paint, at
the event and happens to be one of the top Benjamin Moore
paint stores in LA. As the two women talk, they discover
a common interest in the Downtown Women’s Center.
Obviously the new facility will need painting and Peggy
offers her help with connections, paint, and a donation from
Benjamin Moore. If only everything happened that easily
and quickly.
But let’s go back even further. The founding and history of
the DWC is amazing. Their story is why Peggy McCloud,
Deborah Davis and Benjamin Moore have taken an interest
in helping this wonderful organization.
The Downtown Women’s Center was founded in 1978 by
Jill Halverson, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who was
working as a social worker employed by a Skid Row agency
serving alcoholic men. Jill met Rosa, a mentally ill woman
whose home was two shopping carts in a downtown parking
lot. Halverson learned from Rosa that there were no facilities where homeless women could bathe, eat a good meal, or
get off the streets. At that time, women were only about 5%
of the homeless population, and downtown mission facilities
provided meals to women but did not offer shelter. Women
therefore spent their days and nights on unsafe streets or in
rundown hotels.
In 1978, DWC Founding Director Jill Halverson rented a
storefront and opened the city’s first Day Center for women.
Halverson withdrew her life savings and, garnering support
from others in the community, acquired the furniture and
rent dollars needed to open the Downtown Women’s Center
and provide hot, well-balanced meals to women in need. In
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the beginning, Jill’s Place (as DWC’s drop-in center has come to be known)
operated as a de facto mental health facility with volunteer psychiatrists and
psychiatric nurses. Over time, the Center grew to become a comprehensive
program offering not just one daily meal, but three—breakfast, lunch, and a
hearty afternoon snack—along with a respite from life on the street. Dayrest beds, restrooms, showers, and a variety of personal services are important
components of the Center, creating a safe space for women to rest and refresh
themselves.
With the same vision that led to the founding of DWC three decades ago,
they are moving forward with Project Home. This new facility will increase
permanent supportive Residence capacity by 158%, expand drop-in Day
Center service capacity by 75%, launch the first Women’s Medical and Mental Health Clinic on Skid Row, expand pre-employment training and offer
supportive employment opportunities, all in an environmentally sustainable
manner. 1
Over time, the connections and friendships developed have led to a collective
desire to see projects through for the benefit of others. Yes, it takes time and
patience, but the rewards are worth the effort. ■
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LEGISLATION
CA LOS ANGELES
The “Professional Practice”
of Interior Design
By Mattéo Bitetti, Student Member ASID
UCLA Extension
Title Act: Regulates
the use of a title,
such as “registered
interior designer” and
is enacted in order to
raise public awareness
of the qualifications of
professional interior
designers in that
particular state.
Practice Act: A type
of law that requires
an individual to have
a license in order to
practice a profession.
Practice acts prohibit
the performance of
professional services
by anyone not licensed
by the state agency
charged with the duty
of regulating that
profession. Practice
Acts also regulate a
designated title (e.g.,
“registered interior
designer,” “licensed
interior designer,”
“interior designer”) and
often regulate other
terminology as well
(e.g., “interior design”
and “interior design
services.”)
Self-Certification: Selfcertification is like a title
act because it regulates
the use of a title. The
difference between a title
act and self-certification
is the entity in control of
the title. In title acts, the
state controls the use of
the title through a state
board typically appointed
by the governor. In selfcertification, however,
the title is controlled
by an independent
professional organization
whose board members
are appointed by interior
design professionals. In
California it is a private
company. The state
has very little oversight
over self-certification.
California is the only
jurisdiction with a selfcertification law.
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T
he NCIDQ exam sets the definitive standard for the
“Professional Practice” of Interior Design. �is was made
apparent to over 70 attendees of the NCIDQ & Legislation
Update sponsored by the ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter
on Monday, February 22nd.
Guest Speakers Jan Bast, FASID IIDA, IDEC and past President
of NCIDQ, along with Bruce Goff, ASID Legislation & Codes
Advisory Co-chair, let audience members know that that there
is much to discuss when it comes to the professional practice
of Interior Design in California.
Bruce Goff, our first speaker said, “In the beginning of my career
I was a ’Fat, Dumb and Happy‘ Interior Designer who practiced
interior design as I saw fit.” A�er 20 years, he learned that he
had been breaking the law; they said he had been practicing
“architecture”. Bruce’s discovery led to a legal battle and
to the formation of the Nevada State Board of Architecture
and Interior Design, and the creation of the title “Registered
Interior Designer.” �is achievement has allowed Interior
Designers to practice independently and to flourish in Nevada
for the last 15 years.
Bruce illustrated how difficult it has been for interior designers
to gain legal status as professionals. Bruce explained that in
California, interior designers have the same legal status as
unlicensed individuals. We are not considered independent
professionals with a legally defined scope of practice.
Bruce discussed the various legalities affecting the practice
of Interior Design and that we must always fight for the right
to practice our profession to the fullest extent of our abilities
and training. Most o�en, however, the “law of unintended
consequences” illuminates the perverse unanticipated effects
of legislation and regulation of other professions, so that
California Interior Designers are affected.
Bruce explained the difference between Title Acts, Practice Acts
and Self-Certification so that we could understand the legal
meaning of being a Certified Interior Designer in California.
(See sidebar)
A�er so eloquently defining the situation at hand, Bruce
turned the microphone over to Jan Bast. Jan underscored
the importance of knowledge, while highlighting the reasons
for examination and certification. A�er the arduous work
that UCLA ARC-ID students go through to become qualified
professionals, we are soon able to show that we are qualified by
the “3 E’s ” Education, Examination and Experience.
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�e first step towards professional recognition is to become
NCIDQ qualified. �e NCIDQ examination it is the only test
that is accepted by all states and Canada.
Jan explained that the NCIDQ is an entry-level examination
geared toward practitioners with experience in the field
and that the exam tests for “Minimum Competency” in the
professional practice of interior design.
Below is an excerpt from the NCIDQ bylaws:
�e National Council for Interior Design Qualification protects
public health, safety and welfare by identifying interior
designers who have the knowledge and experience to create
interior spaces that are not just aesthetically pleasing, but also
functional and safe. �e core purpose of NCIDQ is to protect
the health, life safety and welfare of the public by establishing
standards of competence in the practice of interior design.
Jan also stated that the examination is continually updated
to reflect the constant changes in the field. Periodic reviews
prove that the exam is up to date and to Code and that we
know how to protect the public -- not only based on our
practical education, but also with our experience in the real
world.
Jan explained the different educational routes and experience
requirements for qualifying for the exam. She also went
over what the exam is like, and what the different parts
are. �e NCIDQ has changed in that it is now a seven-part
Practicum rather than a long problem requiring intensive time
management skills. “�e new method allows the test taker to
fully focus on the problem at hand, “ Jan stated.
She also went over the “Interior Design Experience Program
(IDEP)”. She explained that the IDEP is a monitored,
documented experience program administered by the NCIDQ
to help entry-level professionals obtain a broad range of
quality professional experience. Individuals can obtain more
information specific to their own situation by following this
link to the NCIDQ website.
www.ncidq.org/pdf/Exam&IDEPEligibilityRequirements.pdf
Many important matters were brought up during the lengthy
Q & A. Former ASID national President, Marty Rayle, said that
we should take the NCIDQ examination as soon as qualified.
She said that when the information is accessibly fresh and
current, one has a better chance of passing the exam on the
first try. We also learned that the Federal Government requires its Interior
designers to be NCIDQ qualified. Interestingly, all states that have
interior design registration require the NCIDQ exam.
�e ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter also provided a door prize
of the entire NCIDQ Study Package from PPI, a value of $300. �e lucky
winner was UCLA Arc-ID student Lesley Hall.
I wanted to know what she thought was the most important part of the
evening and she said “ it got very interesting when the representative
from the IDEX exam company spoke.” �e Interior Design Coalition of
California (IDCC) was present with handouts, including a comparison of
the NCIDQ to the IDEX exam. Quite a long “debate” ensued as to the value
of both exams, at the end of which Bruce Goff said, “You must decide for
yourself which exam, or both, you want to take. �e question for you is to
determine the value you see, if any, in becoming a CID in the current selfcertification process.“
A�er the lecture I asked Bruce Goff if there was anything that he would
like add. According to Bruce, “Interior Designers are on the front lines. We
have more responsibility than anyone else in accessibility, green design,
health and safety, and we have extremely limited ability to practice
independently [deferring responsibility to Architects and Contractors that
assume it on our behalf. �ere are “as many opportunities as there are
individual interior designers and any proposed legislation would have to
incorporate the broad spectrum of interior designers, including those that
have yet to meet the standards of NCIDQ. Legislation now would have to
incorporate “grand-parenting” for those with only experience in the field.”
Bruce also said that if anyone has any questions about the NCIDQ or
legislation affecting us as Interior Designers, we may contact him at:
[email protected]
Jan Bast concluded with, “�e best way to elevate the profession is to be
the most professional that we can be, the NCIDQ exam epitomizes the
highest standards of the Profession of Interior Design.”
KEITH MCCOY
Michel Dory, ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter President announced
that as this was the last event for this Board she thanked fellow Board
members for all the hard work they have done to keep our Chapter in the
forefront of student chapters. She encouraged ASID students to become
Allied members when they graduate. She also mentioned that candidates
who pass the exam on the first time get an ASID dues waiver and the
reimbursement for the examination fee. ASID Los Angeles also pays a
$500 bonus for any ASID LA Allied member that passes all three parts in
the first sitting and moves up Professional status.
Katherine Fern, ASID, IDEC, our Faculty Advisor, reminded us that the ASID
Student Chapter was proud to hold events like this one, as they not only
gave students educational opportunities not offered in the classroom,
they also gave students the chance to meet distinguished members of the
Interior Design Community.
Among the many distinguished notables in the audience were; national
ASID former Presidents BJ Peterson and Marty Rayle, Jean Pinto, ASID
LA President, Kristin King, ASID LA Past President, Deborah Davis, ASID
LA former President, Judy Hallberg, ASID, IDCC Vice President, Suzanne
Sheppard & David Matlock, from the Arc-ID Administration, and faculty
members Jennifer Casey & Ron Goldstein. Former ASID UCLA Ext.
Student Chapter faculty advisor, Joanne MacCallum and former chapter
presidents Catherine Chang and Jane Dixon, ASID were also there to
support the Chapter that they helped create and nurture to success.
I asked my fellow student Pat Pedraza what she gleaned from the
presentation. According to Pat, “�is meeting allowed us to know of the
most significant legal aspects of our profession. �e NCIDQ qualification
is not only a “perk” but also an integral element in the development and
definition of the profession. Interior Design goes way beyond what the
public wrongly believes, it is not just ‘decoration’.” ■
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STUDENT NEWS
CA LOS ANGELES
Moorpark College
ASID Student
Chapter Events
Fall 2009 Oxnard Autumn
Home Tour Field Trip
Moorpark College ASID Student Chapter participated
in the Oxnard Autumn Home Tour, featuring the City of
Oxnard’s Henry T. Oxnard National Historic District, an area
of classically built homes that has been on the National
Register of Historic Places since 1998.
The District also boasts the highest
percentage of contributing structures
unique among Historic District’s in
California. The Oxnard Autumn Home
Tour showcased five never toured
homes during its fundraising event for
the Fifth Street Beautification Project.
We were treated to an insider’s look at
this Oxnard neighborhood. ■
Holiday Gathering 2009
Ferguson Bath Kitchen and Lighting Showroom
hosted Moorpark College ASID Student Chapter for
an afternoon of product education and celebration of
the completion of 2009 Fall Semester finals.
Attended by students, professionals and teaching
staff, it offered a more detailed look into how
Ferguson can support the needs of designers and the
products available. Kristi Nicolai, Ferguson’s Business
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Development Manager coordinated a relaxed and
open environment to welcome us to the beautiful
showroom in Woodland Hills. Three free haircuts to a
local Moorpark day spa were given away – just in time
for the holiday party season! Thanks again to Kristi
and the staff of professionals at Ferguson!
For those who missed the event....the Gumbo was to
die for! ■
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An evening trip
through Umbria, Italy
By Joyce Yang, Student Member ASID
UCLA Extension Student Chapter Board Member
UCLA Extension Arc_ID Instructor Bruno Bondanelli, AIA, LEED
AP, was hired in July 2009 to design the Italian Living I Umbria
showroom at the Pacific Design
Center. When he visited Umbria,
he became so inspired by what
Italian Living I Umbria provides that he wanted to
share his experience with the ASID UCLA Extension
Student Chapter. With elegant catering from Giacomino Drago of Piccolo Paradiso and a cast of local Italian notables, Bruno and the new showroom
gave a reception and lecture that was not only educational, it was also as gracious and fun as a true
Italian party can be.
The students were introduced to a showroom that
not only provides design solutions and products directly from exclusively selected Italian companies,
but also serves as a medium that allows interior
designers to deal directly with Italian factories,
large and small.
Italian Living I Umbria is not your typical showroom; rather than showcasing furnishings, materials or fixtures, the showroom acts as a resource
to interior designers and architects. Created to
support Umbria’s economic growth while fostering
social, cultural and environmental well-being, the
showroom serves as a medium that puts Interior
designers in contact with over 40 different factories in Italy that they would otherwise not have
known to exist.
Michele Lapalorcia, Project Manager Italian Living|
Umbria and Pierluigi Biasiolo, Account Manager
were our hosts to the introduction of Umbria to
Los Angeles. It was nice to meet Letizia Miccoli,
Executive Director of the Italy-America Chamber of
Commerce West and Michele Scotto, the showroom
manager, as well. Indeed, with Bruno’s relatives
from Italy and our own student Francesca Cavallin
and others, there was definitely an opportunity for
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all to speak Italian and learn the ways of Italian
hospitality . The showroom also generously provided two door prizes, beautiful large coffee table
books on Italian ceramics.
Bruno shared slides of his visit to Umbria; bringing to light the rich traditions of the region and
introducing the artistry and craftsmanship of the
products produced by the factories in Umbria.
Bruno proclaimed he felt that there is such a “truth,
simplicity and beauty” in the products that you simply “breathe in the history.” These factories only
produce the quintessential pre-consumer products,
where everything is done by hand, from tiles and
ceramics to antique replicas and sculptures.
The companies take such pride in the quality of
their craftsmanship and their products , that if they
cannot create a replica using modern tools and
technology, they simply recreate the original tools.
“We build with materials, and if the materials are
true & have history, it can only improve the design
of the piece. The materials live & breath and applied to pieces help it to live & breathe. You can
feel the difference, the color, the material, the process...the process cannot be denied.”
Pierluigi Biasiolo challenged the students and interior designers to come in and “challenge us” with
designs and pieces that we want to create. Italian
Living I Umbria will find a factory and work with
them to figure out how to make the design come
true. Students are encouraged to visit the showroom often, and learn about all the products made
in these workshops.
The only thing that will hinder us from using Umbria products is our imaginations, these factories
are able and willing to create anything we can
design. ■
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CA LOS ANGELES
TRADE PREVIEW
AND FURNITURE
Sample
Sale
DʼCASA
April 30, 2010
9:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.
Trade Preview and Furniture Sample Sale
Design Center Floors
Complimentary admission with credentials
Savings of up to 70% on high-quality furniture, rugs,
lighting, art, and home accessories of all styles. From
modern to transitional to traditional to eclectic to
European inspired, this is the sale that has something
for every project. Outdoor furniture and furnishings are
included just in time for summer installations. Shop early
for best selection, a few lines included are:
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Bernhardt Furniture
Century Furniture
Drexel Heritage
E.J. Victor
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L.A. Mart Design Center
ushers in 2010 with
new showroom openings
Industry leaders choose to align their brands with LAMDC
L.A. Mart® Design Center (LAMDC) is
proud to announce a powerful leasing
start for 2010. Five new tenant-partners with significant regional/national
import confirm their confidence in
both LAMDC as a premiere design destination and the downtown
market’s vitality with long-term lease
commitments.
Complementing an impressive roster
of current residential home furnishings’ showrooms, LAMDC welcomes
contract furniture dealer, The Grace
Group, to the design center. Other
newly opened showrooms include
AGA John Oriental Rugs, Provasi,
Loft Appeal Marketplace and the new
chapter office for ASID Los Angeles,
adding nearly 20,000-square-feet of
new designer offerings to serve the
Southern California design industry.
“We are thrilled to present such an
extraordinary selection of new design
center showrooms,” said Mark Furlet,
vice president and general manager,
L.A. Mart Design Center. “Each of
these well-established companies
delivers the highest caliber of product
along with strong brand value among
the design community. Their desire for
an L.A. Mart Design Center presence
reinforces our position as a pivotal
marketplace to create commerce
within the industry.”
The Grace Group, opening June 1
represents a variety of quality office
furniture systems, wood and laminate casegoods, architectural walls
and custom office solutions including
Trendway, Indiana and Coriander
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furniture. Working together with
corporate business, interior designers,
office furniture dealerships and manufacturers, the Grace Group strives to
educate specifiers and users on all
aspects of office furniture working
with designers from initial concepts
and specification through installation.
Their mission is to provide the architectural and interior design community with innovative, environmentally
friendly and functional products.
Aga John Oriental Rugs (Suite 157)
features an international selection of
hand-made carpets and tapestries,
fine art, antiques and furnishings that
blend luxury with sophistication and
tradition. For 40 years the company
has built relationships with the top
makers of hand-made carpets and
tapestries in the major weaving cities
of the world, ensuring a fresh selection of carpets on a regular basis for
L.A.’s designers. The LAMDC showroom is the company’s fifth California
showroom and illustrates Aga John’s
commitment to serving the design
community in the region.
Provasi (Suite 110), designers and
manufacturers of classical Italian furniture, offers the design trade access
to eight exclusive lines of case goods,
upholstery and draperies, lighting and
decorative accessories. Each luxurious lifestyle collection presents the
highest quality workmanship on which
the company has built its reputation.
Southern California’s designers now
have a convenient downtown location
from which to source Provasi’s incomparable collections.
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Loft Appeal Marketplace (Suite
LL-50) started as a furniture retailer
serving, for the past seven years,
L.A.’s burgeoning downtown lifestyle
market. To better fulfill the needs of its
interior designer and set decorator clients, the firm decided to open a tradeonly location at LAMDC. Providing a
combination of new contemporary
furniture and furnishings alongside a
massive inventory of props from three
major Hollywood studios, the new
showroom offers designers an eclectic
mix of chic styles to satisfy many different project aesthetics.
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Los Angeles, the leading
organization for interior design professionals, chose LAMDC as its newest
location for a variety of reasons, most
importantly due to the key role the
facility plays advancing the needs of
the region’s design community. The
building’s central location, reputation
for excellent tenant service, convenient conference/event facilities,
innovative CEU programming and
ongoing support of ASID facilitated
the decision. The Chapter has already begun working with its Industry
Partner showrooms in the building to
develop a series educational events
and seminars for 2010. “We look forward to working with the building and
expanding this practice for the benefit
of our membership, many of whom
already shop here,” said Jean Pinto,
ASID, CID, and president ASID Los
Angeles. “L.A. Mart Design Center has
for decades served at the heart of our
design community, and we are thrilled
to be able to share a space inside this
renowned location.” ■
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