#DesignStandsTogether: Ideas for Working & Living Smarter 💡

From NovitĂ  Communications:

In these unprecedented times, we’re attempting to flatten another curve – the news cycle – and put forward engaging design stories focused on health & wellness, positive news, industry happenings, acts of kindness, working remotely, technology, trends and more. To make it easier for you, we’ve grouped these ideas into categories and headlines so you can quickly skim over ideas and click into links to learn more.


Bright Spots

Italian Tile Industry Donates €200,000 to Secure ICU Hospital Beds in Italy
Confindustria Ceramica has donated €200,000 to the Sassuolo Hospital Foundation and hospitals throughout the province of Reggio Emilia. This generous donation will fund the purchase of intensive care beds for local hospitals as they are coping with the COVID-19 emergency.
[Read the full statement here]

Second Person Cured of AIDS
Adam Catillejo, a London-based man, has become the second person in the world to be cured of HIV. This monumental case offers hope for millions and is a testament to the organizations supporting research in the critical fight against HIV/AIDS. DIFFA By Design, a fundraiser supporting individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS will take place in NYC this July.
[Learn more here]

Humanscale’s T7 Mobile Technology Carts Support in the Fight Against COVID-19
Humanscale’s T7 mobile technology medical carts are being sent to hospitals across the country and around the world to aid in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.
[Learn more here]

Put into Pictures: How Communications Brings Us Together
Cactus’ design of the ‘MUSEHUM’ of Communications & Humanities explores how communication evolves to bring us closer to together – even when we’re at a distance. The  avant-garde, immersive depiction of the history of communication is deeply impactful and depicts how technological advances have shaped society and human interaction on a global scale.

Working Smarter

Room & Board Offers Free Shipping on Office Chairs + Complimentary Design Consultations
Room & Board Business Interiors is ready to get your home office in working order quickly. The Minnesota-based furniture brand is offering FREE UPS shipping on office chairs + complimentary project coordinators to help you create a productive home office.

Humanscale Provides Online Ergonomic Consultations and WFH Discount
The leader in ergonomic design, Humanscale just launched ergoIQ LIVE, to provide online ergonomic consultations for people working from home, as well as a work-from-home guide + is offering a 20% discount on tools and furniture for the home office.
[Learn more about ergoIQ LIVE here || Humanscale’s work-from-home guide and discount program here ]

Healthier by Design

ASID’s Designer Tips on How to Combat Cabin Fever
Now is the time to take good care of those things that linger on our “someday” to-do list and to make strides to keep us on top of our personal and professional responsibilities. ASID designers share tips and tricks to combatting cabin fever – from creating personal schedules, to taking up a new hobby, to expressing gratitude.
[Read ASID’s Designer Tips here ]

Style Your Fridge Like a Professional Chef
True Residential enlisted the help of culinary master extraordinaire, Chef Kim Canteenwalla, to take care of one of those pesky household chores that always gets pushed to a rainy day.
[Learn how to style your fridge like Chef Kim here ]

Broaden Your Culinary Repertoire: Chef Ludo’s New Season of Ludo Ă€ La Maison is Now Live
Fisher & Paykel’s lovely ambassador and Michelin-Star Chef, Ludo Lefebvre’s, newest season of Ludo À La Maison is now live and available through Food & Wine. Season 10 episodes, alongside past season episodes are a quick and easy way to broaden your culinary repertoire and grab inspiration for cooking at home!
[More info and episodes here]

Ditching Toilet Paper: Health & Sustainability Benefits of Duravit’s Shower-Toilets
Shower-toilets are making headlines as a sustainable solution amid shortages of toilet paper nationwide. Duravit’s SensoWash® collection of shower-toilets are available in a range of price points as well as designs for those looking to switch to this sustainable and innovative product. Duravit’s newest shower-toilet, SensoWash® i, testifies to an entirely new feel for design, hygiene, comfort and quality of life.
[Learn more here ]

Mood Boosters: HBF Textiles Spring Collection Offers Cozy Fabrics + Calming Hues
With five designs and 36 distinct colorways, HBF Textiles Spring 2020 Collection features a range of hues and textures, each with their own unique, emotive benefits. From cozy sherpa to energizing neon weaves, Spring 2020 emphasizes the positive impact of color and texture on our mood and wellbeing.