SBID accredited CPD on Carpets as intelligent interior design elements by Wools of New Zealand
Written by Vanessa Brady OBE, SBID President
I have been giving my clients advice on carpets and flooring for years. Its very different being at a trade event specifically aimed at providing professional advice for architects and designers with the manufacturers advising on the benefits of wool, how the sheep are reared to grow different texture wool, coarseness for stability, softness for comfort, how it is dyed, the impact all these considerations have on the environment and the image of the flooring wool carpet has within the design industry.
Recently I attended an SBID accredited CPD on behalf of New Zealand Wool at New Zealand House to learn a little more about the benefit of different carpet weaves, a carpet's construction and the best way to clean carpet.
I realised along with the other forty plus CPD delegates at the presentation that there was so much more to learn and of real interest about the texture, weave, longevity, texture and pattern of a carpet all of which, of course, has an impact on the cost to produce and manufacture and therefore the price we pay.
The book I received at the end of the evening has now become part of my reference library as it clearly demonstrated the reason and benefit of the various carpet weaves and so much more. I hadn't realised how much measurement goes into the production of the fibre before it begins the journey in carpet manufacture.
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The Society of British and International Design (SBID) is Britains standard-bearer organisation to the interior design profession and the national organisation representative in Europe at the European Council of Interior Architects (representing designers, architects, and suppliers to the design industry).