November 20, 2020

Designing for Wellness and Wellbeing on DesignTV by SANDOW

This week, DesignTV by SANDOW features a variety of design experts, each within their own niche. From an artist’s take on performance textiles to a discussion of how ancient architecture inspires current day spas, design lovers are sure to gain insights on what’s buzzing in the industry. 


The week’s programming began with a pop of art. Presented in partnership with Ligne Roset, textile artist Liz Collins walks viewers through her latest maximalist exhibition, “Dynamic Expansion,” a lounge where art and furniture—literally cut from the same cloth—come together in a surrealist way. Collins collaborated with Sunbrella Contract for the textiles and worked with boutique textile company Pollack on the designs. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with furniture producer Ligne Roset Contract and hosted at their New York City flagship store through November.

Watch the full Dynamic Expansion tour here:


Tuesday’s episode began with an insightful conversation about design plans to promote wellbeing and hygiene, hosted by Cindy Allen, Interior Design’s Editor in Chief, and joined by Lun Cheak Tan and Erin Lilly, respectively VP of industrial design and design studio manager at Kohler. During the conversation, Tan and Lilly announced Kohler’s Perspective of the Year, which is centered around examining how people interact with a space and how it responds to specific needs in turn, deemed “Dimensions of Wellbeing.”

Watch the full 1on1: Dimensions of Wellbeing episode here:

Next, Allen spoke with Dougan Clarke, the CEO, founder, and chief product architect of outdoor lifestyle brand, Tuuci. “The umbrella just isn’t an umbrella,” he says, noting the company’s latest design innovations. “Now we have products that can encompass an entire patio. We’re all about open-air shade.” 

Watch the full 1on1 interview with Dougan Clarke here:


To begin Wednesday’s episode, Allen returns to the host’s seat for the second day of Kohler’s Dimensions of Wellbeing programming. She welcomes new faces Niti Bhatt, lead interior designer at Kohler, Fiona Thompson, principal at Richmond International, and Chris Evans, an associate principal at Rottet Studioto share their perspectives on the wide-spread influence of wellness design, including spa designs. 

Watch the full Wellbeing and Hospitality Roundtable here:

Wednesday’s episode of DesignTV by SANDOW continued with a packed roundtable—moderated by Allen—wherein industry experts Morris Adjmi, Sara Duffy, Adam Farmerie, Margaret McMahon, and Adam Rolston were joined by hospitality representatives from the segment’s sponsors  Brizo & Delta BrandsDuPont TedlarHudson Valley Lighting Group, and MattressFirm. Together, the group discussed how the pandemic continues to shift the design and specification of hospitality spaces, speaking to the importance of adaptability. 

Watch the entire Hospitality Webinar here:

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