Dear IIDA Members and the Interior Design Community:

Welp, it's about four more days until my rule as your overlord ends. It's been awesome. 
 
I want to thank all of our hard-working board and committee members. It's just been amazing to witness their passion and enthusiasm as we all drive the progress of our commercial interior design association.
 
I can't stress enough how important IIDA is to the interior design community. 
 
I truly believe that we are the catalyst to elevate our profession and tell the public what we do in our day in, day out. IIDA is equipped to confront all elements of our industry that make us who we are. Through student involvement, advocacy efforts, continuing education, and events where we can celebrate our talents while socializing and building community, IIDA is the established institution that can carry us all.
Serving on this board has supported me in not only my professional, but also my personal life.The truest form of democracy is volunteering, and if you want to change something, volunteer and be a part of that change. After joining IIDA, I caught the 'board bug', where my decisions would soon influence the development of my neighborhood and my city.
 
In parting, I just want to say, 'Engage and Belong' We know we work in the best industry EVER, and the best resources to flourish are right in front of us.  
 
Cheers,
Sarah J. Savage
2018-2019 IIDA Indiana Chapter President


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INCC - July 10 CEU
FW - July 11 CEU
Design Evolution: How Porcelain Revolutionizes the
Countertop World
Sponsored by 

INCC
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: The Hatch | 6161 N Hillside Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220

FWCC
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Design Collaborative | 200 E Main St, Ste 600, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Gain inspiration and ideas regarding porcelain slab materials installed in countertop applications. We will learn about the health and environmental impacts of porcelain compared to other popular countertop materials and why porcelain has less impact to the environment to manufacture.
 
Participants will learn about countertop/surfacing materials currently available and the materials functional and sustainable pros/cons associated with each material. The course describes the evolution of porcelain manufacturing methods and the benefits of the moldless pressing method, radial applications, exteriors and tile over tile. The course gives participants detailed information regarding the sustainability and wellness attributes associated with porcelain. The course explores other uses for porcelain beyond countertops and gives participants motivation and inspiration for their own projects.
Evansville CEU - 
Wednesday, July 17th
Porcelain Tile Panels- Specification and Use 
Presented by  Crossville, Inc

Location: EVPL Central Library - Browning Events Room A&B
Time: Registration opens at 11:45, Program:12:00-1:00pm

Participants receive a brief history of tile design and the entrance of large format tile. The course describes two methods of manufacturing porcelain tile panels, sizing, and the many applications for the product - going many places traditional would not including large lobby areas, corridors, ceilings, elevators, doors, stairs, in radial applications, exteriors and tile over tile. Tile over tile is of particular importance offering improved health and safety protection and potential saving in the schedule and budget. The course presents ANSI standards for porcelain tile panels. The course equips students with relevant steps in preparation for an installation including writing the specification, preparation of the substrate, logistics of receiving large panels on the job site, and selecting qualified labor.
August CEUS - Save the Dates!
- Indianapolis City Center, August 7, location: TBD
- Fort Wayne City Center, August 14, location: TBD
- Evansville City Center, August 15, Central Library 
DO NOT THROW AWAY THOSE SAMPLES!!! 
We will upcycle them!

 
Where:
Mayer Fabrics has, once again, graciously donated their downtown warehouse space for us to host our awesome event.
 
What:
ZeroLandfill Indy collects expired and unwanted samples, sorts them, and gives them away for free to teachers and artists, where they can be repurposed. Please check out and follow to see what we do!
 
When:
Early drop off - Tuesday, July 2, 4:30 to 5:30.
Regular drop off dates:
  • Monday, July 8, 4 to 7 pm
  • Tuesday, July 9, 4 to 7 pm
  • Friday, July 12, 4 to 7 pm
Please  volunteer to help sort!

If you are a rep, please sign up to sponsor a meal for our volunteers!

The big day when the public 'shops' our samples!! Share with your artist, teacher, and crafter friends!:
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your questions, concerns or an upcoming event you would like to see us host!