i.d.o. Top Picks

i.d.o. Top Picks

Every year i.d.o. Associates look forward to two key industry events. One event is called “NeoCon® and the other “Greenbuild”. Neocon is the World’s Trade Fair for the Interior Design where one can discover thousands of innovative products and resources for corporate hospitality, healthcare, retail, government, institutional and residential interiors from more than 1,200 showrooms and exhibitors. Greenbuild on the other hand is the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Buildings play a critical role in protecting and improving our environment and the health of the people who occupy them. USGBC’s Greenbuild Conference and Expo provides professionals an unparalleled opportunity to connect with other green building peers, industry experts, and influential leaders as they share innovations in the green building movement. It is with the launch of our updated website that i.d.o. is pleased to announce our latest “Top Picks,” from 2008. “Top Picks” showcases industry-related products which we think display true simplicity, innovation, economic savvy and smart out-of-the-box and innovative “Eco” thinking, giving you a closer look into our industry’s latest trends…Explore and Enjoy! Z-Bar High Power LED Desk Lamp by KONCEPT Smart design brings together form and function in starlings ways The new High Power LED lamps combine high performance LEDs with fully articulating bodies in stunning slim profiles. Graceful form and energy efficient LEDs impact your senses instead of the environment. Effortless poses available dimming, and your choice of warm and cool white light give you control over every aspect of your light! This next generation of High Power LEDs. – no mercury making it very environmentally friendly, energy efficient only 8.8 watts consumption and a very long lifespan of at least 40,000 operating hours all with a built in dimmer! See more at http://www.konceptech.com Sideways by HAG Our new dynamic meeting culture demands more from the chairs that we sit in. Communication takes place back and forth in all directions so your focus is constantly changing. The Sideways chair was developed specifically for open and active communication. This chair stimulates movement and varied sitting positions. There is a simple philosophy behind the design of each chair: “the movement the chair promotes while you sit, makes the blood flow more freely through your body, leaving you more energized. Your freedom of movement can be increased to 180 degrees in an instant- which promotes communication and concentration.” 360degrees of communication, 180 degrees of freedom of movement and 180 degree seat. The seat is shaped so you can sit on it in several directions. Another great aspect of this chair is that a total of 98 percent of the chair can be recycled at the end of its life! Learn more at http://www.izzydesign.com Idea Paint by MDC Wallcoverings Idea Paint transforms any smooth surface into a high performance dry-erase writing system. This patented paint is so special you can create a seamless dry erase surface anywhere. If the surface is smooth it simply requires one coat. Prep., Prime and roll on to install. This product is good for the environment is it formaldehyde-free. Paint the town at http://www.mdcwall.com “Architectural Wind ™” by AV AeroVironment, Inc. AV’s small, modular wind turbine solution is designed to provide an attractive, kinetic, clean energy generating solution that integrates easily into new and existing commercial buildings. Whereas solar thermal and solar photovoltaic systems are typically located on top of roofs, out of sight, Architectural Wind™ provides a visible, compelling and architecturally enhancing statement of the building’s commitment to renewable energy. Unlike other small wind turbine designs, Architectural Wind™ combines the functional with the aesthetic to create the first modular and architecturally enhancing small wind turbine system. AV’s patented design and innovative positioning method takes advantage of the natural acceleration in wind speed resulting from the building’s aerodynamic properties. This accelerated wind speed can increase the turbines’ electrical power generation by more than 50% compared to the power generation that would result from systems situated outside of the acceleration zone. The sleek and modular units also operate with less noise and vibration compared to conventional wind turbine designs. http://www.avinc.com/wind “American Clay Natural Earth Plasters” American Clay Natural Earth Plasters bring the appealing finishes of Nature to your Home, Office, School, Business, anywhere you want to add healthful beauty to your interior walls and ceilings. Manufactured in and using materials from the United States, American Clay uses natural clays, recycled and reclaimed aggregates, and vibrant natural pigments in each of our three beautiful finishes: LOMA, PORCELINA, and MARITTIMO. American Clay Earth Plasters surround your family or workplace with the warm beauty of soothing texture and rich color – far exceeding the interior surfaces produced by traditional paint, stucco, or other finishes. Earth Plasters are non-dusting, mold and fade resistant, repairable and moisture controlling. Natural Earth Plasters from American Clay are easily adapted to Do-It-Yourself projects. The Traditional and Classic method of creating American Clay surfaces is non-toxic, easy to repair, easily reworked, and exciting to learn. Learn more at “ http://www.americanclay.com

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