ASID Opens Material ConneXion Library in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. | October 18, 2016 - The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is excited to announce the official launch of its Material ConneXion Library at the Society’s new corporate headquarters in Washington, D.C. The library features 300 samples of innovative materials and products with an emphasis on health and wellness in the built environment. The ASID Material ConneXion Library was made possible through a partnership with the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the library’s Founding Sponsor.
“ASID is proud to bring an Educational Material ConneXion Library to our corporate headquarters,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “This collection of advanced materials will assist the design community in specifying health and wellness in their projects. Hosting a Materials ConneXion Library in Washington, D.C. will illustrate the importance of materiality to an expanded audience and help demonstrate the impact of design on the human experience.”
ACC represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry that work to develop innovative products and services that make people’s lives better, healthier, and safer. The innovative products of chemistry provide benefits that contribute to the safety, durability, energy-efficiency, and attractiveness of buildings today.
“ACC is proud to partner with ASID to showcase just a few of the thousands of innovative materials and products made possible by chemistry that advance health and wellness in the built environment,” said ACC Vice President of Value Chain Outreach Debra Phillips. “Through the Material ConneXion library, designers, architects and building professionals will have the opportunity to learn about new materials and technologies that they can incorporate into their building projects.”
The ASID Material ConneXion Library is segmented into eight categories, including polymers, process, naturals, metals, carbon-based, cement-based, ceramics, and glass, and is intended to assist design professionals in selecting and specifying materials for future projects.
The ASID Material ConneXion Library officially opened with an open house on October 18. The library is available for tours and events upon request at www.asid.org.
The American Society of Interior Designers believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and humancentric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.
ASID was founded over 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at asid.org.
About American Chemistry Council
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier, and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $797 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is the nation’s largest exporter, accounting for fourteen percent of all U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.