Sheila Kim -- Interior Design, 2/1/2002 12:00:00 AM
The future faces of interior design will address the issue of health care in an exhibition at the Legislative Office Building in Albany, New York. Coordinated by designer Ruth Lynford and Interior Designers for Legislation in New York, the installation will showcase concept renderings and models by students in four-year interior design programs. (It will be up from March 18 to 28 in Albany and April 8 to 12 at the Versteel showroom in Manhattan.) "All projects illuminate how interior designers contribute to protecting the health and welfare of the public," says New York School of Interior Design dean Scott Ageloff. After weeks of researching the topic of health care for the elderly, the school's Contract III class submitted Healing Hand, a greenhouselike design that rises from public spaces on the first floor to treatment facilities above and a skylighted prayer and meditation room at the top. BFA student Anthea Bosch elaborates: "The greenhouse progresses the way a patient might in facing the different stages of aging, with the top floor representing peace, tranquility, and acceptance."