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United in Design aims to provide a “road map” to make the interiors industry more diverse

July 14, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
United in Design organisation founded by Sophie Ashby and Alexandria Dauley

Interior designers Sophie Ashby and Alexandria Dauley have set up United in Design, an organisation that aims to increase racial diversity within the interiors industry. The initiative, which is supported by designers Martin Brudnizki and Joyce Wang, as well as Dezeen columnist Michelle Ogundehin, will invite studios to pledge committing a series of actions to make the interior

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“Interior design casually borrows from cultures it finds aesthetically pleasing without hiring people from those backgrounds”

July 14, 2020 Bhavin Taylor 0
Bhavin Taylor, interior designer

Borrowing aesthetics from a range of cultures masks the lack of racial diversity in interior design and it is now time to change this says Bhavin Taylor. As a BAME designer, I am well aware of the lack of diversity and the dearth of representation within interior design. The issue is not new and has

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Tra & Xi Studio designs greyscale interiors for Fnji office in Beijing

July 13, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Fnji office in Beijing designed by Tra & Xi Studio

The “warm sense of the future” depicted in sci-fi movie Her informed the soft grey workspaces that Tra & Xi Studio has created in the Beijing office of furniture brand Fnji. The 1000-square-metre Fnji office is located northeast of central Beijing in the city’s Shunyi district. Tra & Xi Studio was tasked with developing a

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