Will Speros •
September 30, 2020
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has released new research that sheds light on the ongoing effects COVID-19 is having on the design industry. Conducted in partnership with Benjamin Moore, Cosentino, and the Design Group at Emerald, which includes Hospitality Design, Boutique Design, ICFF, Healthcare Design, and Environments for Aging, the 2020 ASID Interior Design Resiliency Report contains data pooled from its first phase, collected during summer 2020.
The new findings examine attributes of interior design professionals, their experiences during the pandemic, and expected changes in the design of the built environment. In addition to identifying issues and disruptions currently pervading interior design businesses and professionals, the report tracks changes that have been newly implemented in the industry, tests the viability of industry-wide changes, and showcases the value of design.
Notable findings include:
– All respondents—regardless of age, gender, status, location, firm, or experience—reported some level of impact on at least one of five areas categories due to the impact of COVID-19.
– 73 percent of respondents indicated experiencing burnout to some degree.
– The design industry has made necessary changes and adjustments, including remote work, technology, infrastructure, resources, and support, in order to navigate this time.
– Designers collaborated with professionals beyond the design industry, in sectors such as medicine, HVAC engineers, and industrial hygienists, in order to create innovative solutions.
– Building trust in design will remain paramount, along with focus on health and wellness. Heightened client awareness is also expected to prevail.
Read the full report here.