Web-Based Interior Design Resources
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The following are websites for well-known professional associations and organizations.
- American Society of Interior Designers: Commercial and Home
- Foundation for Design Integrity
- IFDA International Furnishings and Design Association
- International Interior Design Association
- Interior Design Educators Council
- Interior Design Society
- National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)
The following links provide employment information, specifically for the area of interior design.
- International Home Furnishings Center
"Your complete guide to the High Point Furniture Market!"
- Knoll: Museum-Exhibits
Includes various furniture exhibits.
- About.com: Interior Decorating
Contains links, information on accessories, interior design subjects, etc.
- Bad Taste Unlimited - A Tribute To Kitsch
A site dedicated to pointing out bad interior design ideas.
- BUBL LINK / 5:15 Internet Resources: Interior design
A "catalog of Internet Resources" that contains links related to interior design.
- The Center for Universal Design
Includes information on housing/built environments, projects and services, resources, publications and more.
Includes information on products, trends, sources, etc.
- SDSU Briggs Library, Guide to Interior Design Research
"Selected broad subject headings for interior design resources followed by general call numbers" that can be used in the Architecture Library.
- Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America: Photographs by Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner, 1935-1955
"Comprised of over 29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures."
- Bauhaus-Archiv Museum of Design
Provides information on the Berlin museum's collections, news, information, etc.
- Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum
Includes information on exhibitions, collections, education, special events and more.
Includes information on visiting, exhibitions, location, education, and the digital design museum.
- THE IDE VIRTUAL DESIGN MUSEUM designers archives
Provides archives of designers, companies, new items, etc.
- Le Garde-meuble: A Smithsonian Institution Libraries Digital Edition
A digital collection of French furniture.
- NGA - Index of American Design
An "index of American Design consists of approximately 18,000 watercolor renderings of American decorative arts objects from the colonial period through the nineteenth century."
- Home Improvement Decorating: Famous Designers
Provides short biographies of selected designers.
- Knoll: Museum - Designers
Provides a list and short biography of selected designers.
The following are websites for well-known scholarly journals.
- Design Intelligence
- Design Magazine: Design Boom
- Furniture News and Views: weekly updates on the furniture industry and markets
- House of Design
- Interior Design
- Interiors and Sources Magazine
- Metropolis Magazine
- CharterSills, Lighting Design
A design lighting company website providing information about the company in addition to offering project services to support the architectural lighting design process.
- Lighting Research Center
Includes information on "Hot Topics," lighting technologies, educational opportunities, using lighting, links, and more.
- Lightsearch.com: The Source for Lighting Specifiers and Buyers from inter.Light, Inc.
Includes products that can be searched by category, classifieds, a resource center, and more.
A portal site providing information on competitions, news, museums, galleries, new materials, research, designer of the week/month/year, etc.
- ARCAT includes 10,500 manufacturer listings by alpha or CSI section, 6200 BIM obects/systems, 900 specs all in the CSI 3 part format, 300 SpecWizards for automated spec writing and 7,000 CAD Details.
Includes a forum, calendar, news, virtual exhibitions, producers, information on new and vintage design, resources, and more.
- Dezine Cafe The site says it is: "The first and oldest international Design Community on the World Wide Web, established in 1993! Dezine Cafe, after a long respite, has been re-established."
- Interior Design Directory- The Interior Design And Feng Shui Megasite!
Provides a directory of designers (by state), "the designer finder," links, feng shui consultants, calendars of events, and more.
A gateway to various topics such as office furnishings, dealers, architects, designers, showrooms, etc.
- Startpage Interior Design & Modern Furniture
Contains links to designers, photo galleries, tools, manufacturers, news, product design, art, etc.
- Dal-Tile Corporation
Provides information and images of tiles.
- Tiles On The Web: The website for handmade and historic tiles
A comprehensive site dedicated to tiles that include news, images, organizations, etc.