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Healthy Spaces - Healthy You!

Quantum Feng Shui: the scientific system that detects environmental effects on health!

Quantum Feng Shui is a revolutionary scientific procedure that helps us to analyse and understand the effect that an environment has on our psycho-emotional state as well as our physical bodies. By highlighting any disharmony in the frequencies of the environment we find ourselves in, we can make subtle shifts to cause a relaxed instead of a stressed state in an individual.

We would like to invite you along to come and hear the new revelations in the science of Epigenetics and how our environments affect us at the cellular level and beyond.
We are bringing this new awareness to Interior Designers, Architects and those involved with the built environment to showcase that their designs affect people at a much deeper level than previously known.

Ann-marie Weekes – Interior Architect, SBID Member
Konstantin Pavilidis – Materials Science and Health Practitioner
Dmitry Orlov – Quantum Device Scientist

Time: Thursday, 27th November, 6.00pm-9pm
Venue: Orassy Ultimate Health & Research Centre, Unit 5, 3 Birchfield Street, E14 8ED
Tickets: £8
Book: Please call 0207 517 9521 or email to book your attendance before Wednesday 26th Nov.

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Find the busy SBID President Vanessabrady OBE at the Sleepevent Awards 2014 on 25 Nov at Park Plaza Hotels Westminster!

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Mail if interested in guest blogging for SBID.

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Check out the SBID blog section for the latest updates at Mail if interested in guest blogging for SBID.

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The SBID - Society of British & International Design member Phillips Design Studio has been featured in the December edition of SelfBuild & Design.
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Society is going digital! This issue marks our first purely digital edition and kick starts our ‘Go Digital’ programme due to be launched next year, accompanied by a brand new interactive website. The quarterly journal will now sit as a digital edition while the print editions will be distributed biannually. The move to go digital came as a result of feedback received from you, our members and being active online allows for a greater reach and audience for the magazine such as to the 25,000 certified designers from the NCIDQ; a consequence of our recent partnership.
The format has not changed and is packed with all the old favourites such as this season’s new products, in-depth Q&As, a showcase of the most inspiring and bold projects, plus a few extras!

Please access the latest issue of the Society Journal
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For its 9th edition, the IP Summit is back to Brussels (Hotel Steigenberger) on December 4 and 5  2014, hotspot for a 360° birdsview on the main Intellectual Property issues. Indeed, the newly elected European Commission will have to define its new IP strategy and strengthen the IP infrastructure in Europe. Again in 2014, the IP Summit will be a unique opportunity to meet decision-makers and industry leaders and share views on the IP future in Europe and beyond.

Modelled on the 3D printing topic, which raises several questions on its protection, the IP Summit 2014 will broach subjects as various as Patents, Trademarks and Copyright. Two days will not be enough to deal with the importance of IP in the boardroom, on the one hand, and the future IP guidelines in Europe, on the other hand.

With a mix of keynote speeches, plenary sessions and workshops, these two days aim at discussing, with high level corporate and business professionals from the industry and representatives of competent public authorities, major and recent IP evolutions.

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Tangerine and Interface have recently launched a new European study from Organisational Psychologist, Professor Sir Cary Cooper, the Human Spaces Report sampled 3600 office workers across EMEA and studied the impact of the physical office environment on employee well-being, which reveals poor office design affects UK worker's productivity. EMEA office workers who work in environments with natural elements, such as greenery and sunlight, report a 13 per cent higher level of well-being.

Commenting on the research findings, Professor Sir Cary Cooper said:  “The work environment has always been recognised as essential to employee well-being and performance but often purely as a ‘hygiene factor’. The Human Spaces report clearly illustrates the connection between the impact of working environments and productivity. It’s no coincidence that the most modern employers now take a new view, designing environments to help people thrive, collaborate and be creative. Being connected to nature and the outside world, biophilic design, to give it its real name, is a big part of that.”

Commenting on what the research findings could mean for design in the office space, Mandy Leeming, Design and Development Manager (UK) from Interface said: “Contact with nature and design elements which mimic natural materials has been shown to impact health, performance and concentration positively, and reduce anxiety and stress. When it comes to creating office spaces that achieve this, it’s about taking the nuances of nature that we subconsciously respond to, such as colours and textures, and interpreting them. Ultimately improving the wellbeing, productivity and creativity of the workforce is key to the success of market leading organisations.”

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Villeroy-Boch becomes a 'Partner Plus' SBID Member!

Founded in 1748 in the heart of Europe, today Villeroy & Boch is one of the leading luxury brands in Germany, Europe and the world. With its innovative strength, pioneering spirit and ongoing technological developments, the company continues to create new and unique bathroom and tile collections.

Villeroy & Boch manufactures ceramic sanitary ware, tiles, ceramic kitchen sinks, bathroom furniture, bathtubs and showers, system baths and sauna and spa facilities. From the careful selection of high-grade materials to state-of-the-art production techniques, Villeroy & Boch stands for superior quality and design.

More than any other premium brand, Villeroy & Boch is deeply rooted in European culture. And, as only such a great brand is capable of doing, it has managed to preserve its identity, at the same moving with the times.

As SBID gives the perfect opportunity to get in contact with the world of design and architecture, we took this chance to get involved in a versatile dialog with all interesting members.


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ECIA warmly invites everyone to the conference on 'Interior Design: between business and aesthetics' which will be held on Saturday 8th November, 5.30pm at CFZ, the Centre of Ca' Foscari University at Zattere, Venice. Together with a board of European Council of Interior Architects (E.C.I.A), which represents a broad network of more than 8000 professionals all around Europe, the topic of interior design will be discussed, at the crossroads between aesthetics, sustainability and business.

Institutional Greetings by Diego Mantoan (Director Ca' Foscari Alumni) and Elvio Casagrande (President IUAV Alumni)
Presentation by Carlo Beltramelli (Board member ECIA)
Introduction by Per Reinholtz (President ECIA)
Examples by Jan Geysen (Board member ECIA)
Debate by Igor Zanti (IED Director) and Virginia Busato (Counsellor Ca' Foscari Alumni)

If interested please register here at
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