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Rising to the challenges of public sector design

When we hear the words 'interior design', the image that springs to mind is often one of our dream home - stylish enough to appear on the pages of a glossy magazine. However, Brian's contribution to a panel of experts interviewed in in.Design Magazine (p.22 - 30), about the difference between designing for the public sector and private clients, is a reminder that designers' skills are probably even more important in the public realm.

Creating someone's dream home may appear to be a challenge but, as Brian and the other experts discuss, it can pale in comparison with working in the public sector where designers need to juggle sustainability targets, awareness of the latest product legislation and Health & Safety directives, and the use to which the space will be put. There's still room to make sure it looks good though, as Brian reveals ...

Photo courtesy of InDesign magazine


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