#OfftheGrid is intentionally designed to encourage disconnecting from life's daily tugs to find creativity, inspiration and solitude in the built environment. How do we reach this headspace in our every day lives? Mindfulness podcasts are a great start. Click the link in our bio to read @huffpost's recommendations for thought-provoking podcasts to disconnect and let creativity take hold. //
Off the Grid broadloom in Escape pictured above
Today, we're considering the lasting impact a moment of wonder in a natural environment can have on human creativity and innovation. Nationally protected lands in the US left their mark on our designers as they sketched out the first designs for #OfftheGrid, and we believe that protecting these kinds of environments is not only a sustainable choice but the responsible choice.
#OfftheGrid began with a series of scouting trips. Our designers needed to disconnect in order to connect with the collection's guiding narrative. //
“Part of our design process was to explore places that take you mentally and physically off the grid. We wanted to connect with all of our senses to discover things you might not notice otherwise.” – Reesie Duncan / VP of Global Design
Join us in celebrating concepts and designs that take us #OfftheGrid over the next few weeks as we reflect on mindfulness, escape and nature's influence over our wellbeing, productivity and creativity. We'll share the inspiration behind the product, our designers' process and discuss ways natural influences improve the built environment. Check out the collection via the link in bio.
"Use of local resources matters because it minimizes projects' environmental impacts that come with transportation of materials and it maximizes positive impact on local economies." - @johncaryjr, Design for Good
The Frank Bartlett Library and Service Centre, designed by @fjmtstudio in Australia, was chosen as one of this year's #shawcontract Design Award winners for its stunning design and community impact. During construction, locally sourced materials and trades were used to encourage sustainable outcomes and boost the local economy. The design achieves an urban transformation that is sensitive to the community’s resources and population both today and in the future.
In this season of gratitude, we are especially grateful for designers who think of the bigger picture when creating a new built environment. We are proud to support Design for Good, author and architect @johncaryjr 's new book about the right all human beings have to good design. We share in this belief and hope you'll be inspired by Cary's view of a world made better with good design for all. Stay tuned this week for more shots and excerpts from Design for Good. For purchasing information, click the link in bio. @iwanbaan