Thanksgiving is over, but the giving of thanks does not come with an expiration date. As we reflect upon the busy year, IMI Design Studio has so much for which to be thankful. We are grateful to all of you who have been a part of this amazing year: our spectacular clients, talented vendors and helpful partners from PR and marketing to banking. Truly this year was the outcome of so many great people working together.
Thanksgiving may be the only day dedicated to gratitude in the calendar year, but feeling thankful each day carries only benefits. Even scientists agree! UC Berkeley launched a research initiative that may prompt people to consider giving thanks on a daily basis. A grant of $3 million aims to expand scientific understanding of gratitude by awarding grants to help researchers explore different topics related to gratitude. But at IMI, we don’t need science to prove that expressions of gratitude have strong echoes.
In fact, as we plan for all that is to come in 2013, one of our major initiatives is to work closely with the Inspire Design Foundation to bring the comfort of a beautiful space to those deserving and in need of it. We are grateful for our ability to positively impact lives through design and for all the ways in which that can happen. This Holiday season and always, we remain very grateful.
Anita Lang Signature Furniture: Planes Collection
As the year winds down we are excited to report that Phase I of the Anita Lang Signature Furniture Line is approaching the finish line. We have completed the designs and drawings of a collection of furniture pieces designed for all areas of the home.
Just like an art form, each individual piece is based around the concept of intersecting planes. Architecture uses planes-walls, floors, ceilings-to define volume. Planes are used to create interesting compositions by balancing and contrasting open and closed spaces. This furniture collection plays with the concept of intersecting planes to achieve the same end goal. Sculptural pieces within this line are designed to be viewed from any angle which allows the piece to anchor the center of a space. The planes themselves are created from the highest quality materials and often juxtapose contrasting textures to further the intent of the piece.
Inspire Foundation: Nominations now closed
Thank you for all the nominations! We’re sorting through all the ideas and scheduling meetings with the organizations and charities you nominated to determine projects and outline scope of work. Stay tuned as we gear up to announce the finalists!
Be sure to check out the December issue of Arizona Health & Living for more information on the history of The Inspire Design Foundation.
Would you like to get involved? The Inspire Design Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible. If you are considering a donation or have additional questions, please let us know! You can email Luke Payne at email@example.com. However you can support, please accept our heartfelt thanks in advance!
Our Prescott project will be complete and we will be moving into next phase with our Tahoe project. We’re also starting a new project – stay tuned!
On the Inspire Design Foundation front, keep your ears open for the drum roll as we announce the beneficiary of the 2013 Inspire Foundation project!
Here’s to another successful month,
The Team at IMI Design
HOME by design features IMI Project in 2013 Calendar
Thanks to HOME by design Magazine, one of our design projects was selected to be featured as the cover of the 2013 calendar.
In other updates, Anita Lang is working with Demand Media Studios on a series of feature videos showcasing our design philosophy. We will be featuring the videos in our digital marketing efforts soon!