At Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, June 20-22, a variety of onstage talks will explore an expanded notion of design that includes users of all abilities. Click through the slideshow for a preview of what to expect.
In Dwell on Design's Design for Humankind series of onstage conversations and educational sessions, designers will share how they address the needs of diverse populations. Designers from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and certified aging-in-place specialists Kerrie Kelly and Michael A. Thomas will hone in on creating interiors that optimize independent living.
Photo courtesy of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab.
2014 ASID Designer of Distinction Tama Duffy Day of Gensler was recognized for her body of work in healthcare design, which demonstrates the positive impact design can have on the human experience. The ASID Awards celebration will take place during Dwell on Design in Los Angeles.
Photo courtesy Alan Karchmer/Sandra Benedum.
Tacoma, Washington–based architect Ko Wibowo of Architecture for Everyone will discuss his Stevens Addition, which he designed for Ken Stevens, an active, vibrant man who’d been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Wibowo's clean-lined project is featured in the July/August 2014 issue.
Photo by Coral Von Zumwalt.
Architect Andrew Heid created a home for his parents, Ted and Andrea Heid, in Aurora, Oregon, that is all about easy access and innovative organization: rooms serve as living space during the day and double as private sleeping spaces at night. The three will talk onstage about creating a livable, modern home that will accommodate needs in the years to come.
Photo by Michael Weber.
Environmental light and color have a direct connection with human health and well being, as ASID interior designer Deborah Burnett will explain in her presentation, Design for Humankind: A Prescription for Light. Using clear anatomical references and graphics, Burnett, whose consultation portfolio includes Frank Lloyd Wright's Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, California (pictured), will explain how environmental light and surface colorations impact behavior, illness, and sleep.
Photo by Erika Heet.