American Society of Interior Designer’s New Headquarters Boasts State-of-the-Art Materials Library

ASID Contact: Joseph Cephas, (202) 800-2124   
ACC Contact: Jenny Heumann, (202) 249-6520

WASHINGTON (October 18, 2016) – The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is excited to announce the official launch of its Material ConneXion Library at the Society’s new corporate headquarters in Washington, D.C. The library features 300 samples of innovative materials and products with an emphasis on health and wellness in the built environment. The ASID Material ConneXion Library was made possible through a partnership with the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the library’s Founding Sponsor.

“ASID is proud to bring an Educational Material ConneXion Library to our corporate headquarters,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “This collection of advanced materials will assist the design community in specifying health and wellness in their projects. Hosting a Materials ConneXion Library in Washington, D.C. will illustrate the importance of materiality to an expanded audience and help demonstrate the impact of design on the human experience.”

ACC represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry that work to develop innovative products and services that make people’s lives better, healthier, and safer. The innovative products of chemistry provide benefits that contribute to the safety, durability, energy-efficiency, and attractiveness of buildings today.

“ACC is proud to partner with ASID to showcase just a few of the thousands of innovative materials and products made possible by chemistry that advance health and wellness in the built environment,” said ACC Vice President of Value Chain Outreach Debra Phillips. “Through the Material ConneXion library, designers, architects and building professionals will have the opportunity to learn about new materials and technologies that they can incorporate into their building projects.”

The ASID Material ConneXion Library is segmented into eight categories, including polymers, process, naturals, metals, carbon-based, cement-based, ceramics, and glass, and is intended to assist design professionals in selecting and specifying materials for future projects.

The ASID Material ConneXion Library officially opened with an open house on October 18. The library is available for tours and events upon request at www.asid.org.

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