Human Sense Connectivity

Human Sense Connectivity

A new approach to Interior Design

Angelo Adamo, creative director for Design Elemental (a division of Socks Construction) in Traverse City, Michigan, is setting his sights into the future of modern day interiors using a scientific method called Human Sense Connectivity (HSC). The study of HSC is to create an interior that is based on the individual’s memories of color, texture, and scent.

Modern State Micro Units – Design Elementals first component construction building

It all began growing up in Australia and spending time with his Italian grandparents in Naples, Italy. “It was the most influential time of my life when I was able to experience the culture and history of the Italians and how their style of living is based on the values of scent, color, and texture.”

Before entering the design industry Angelo graduated as a sports scientist. His specialty was coaching Australian athletes using visualization techniques and memory consulting. ” Winning should not be the main objective in sport. Its finding clarity that allows for someone to win regardless of the result. This method of clarity builds a road map for passions to move forward with a self-awareness and drive that doesn’t rely on external factors.” This is now Angelo’s method as a creative director.

Living the in USA since 1996 has allowed Angelo to blend his science background into the field of interior design. After graduating at the Harrington College of Design in Chicago, he started his career in NYC with renown firms like Sandra Nunnerley Inc. and Darren Henault Interiors. Moving to North Carolina was another learning process that broaden Angelo’s perspective in commercial, workplace, and institutional designs.

Modern State – 4 months to build using Component Construction

“I had an opportunity in North Carolina to better understand design phases for corporate and commercial interiors. However, it was difficult to allow my theory of human sense connectivity to formulate because architect firms can be a very structured and systematic.”

Angelo is also one of Polywood’s Design Ambassadors. ” I am proud to be an ambassador to Polywood. Its a forward thinking company which focuses on innovation and solutions according to human body and mind. Its not just a premium outdoor furniture product but a brand that has a sense of purpose.”

After 23 years of experiencing the design and build industry in the USA, the universe had finally discovered Angelo when relocating to Traverse City, Michigan. ” My wife created this opportunity as she became the VP of Interlochen Center for the Arts. Traverse City is a location that I felt connected to because of the environment reminded me of Adelaide, my home in Australia.”

Design Elemental was created in March 2019, when Angelo introduced Jonathan Lee Architects (Petoskey) to Socks Construction who are both highly regarded firms committed to building better living communities.

“Jonathan has been patterning custom builds using the method of component construction – a modern version of your original modular build. This method is more economical, a lot more sustainable, and time efficient. Socks Construction is going to change the construction industry in Northern Michigan and targeted areas like Grand Rapids and Detroit.”

Angelo has the platform to refine his practice and identify his unique approach. ” Social media gives us information overload and doesn’t allow us to judge on emotional reactions. Our current values are coming from what the eye evaluates rather from the base of our memories. Typically, we make decisions on what is familiar and how things effect us. Therefore, focusing specifically on the memory of scent, color, and texture, provides clarity and purpose to material and objects.”

Angelo is also developing a scent line called Adamo that will be available at the Design Elemental Studio coming Summer 2020. ” I have always admired aromatherapy and the influences of scent. I am developing home and skin care products that relate to our interior aesthetics, reflecting nature, lush materials , and our perception of modern day living.”

Human Sense Connectivity

Human Sense Connectivity

A new approach to Interior Design

Angelo Adamo, creative director for Design Elemental in Traverse City, Michigan, is setting his sights into the future of modern day interiors using a scientific method called Human Sense Connectivity (HSC). The study of HSC is to create an interior that is based on the individual’s memories of color, texture, and scent.

Modern State Micro Units – Design Elementals first component construction building

It all began growing up in Australia and spending time with his Italian grandparents in Naples, Italy. “It was the most influential time of my life when I was able to experience the culture and history of the Italians and how their style of living is based on the values of scent, color, and texture.”

Before entering the design industry Angelo graduated as a sports scientist. His specialty was coaching Australian athletes using visualization techniques and memory consulting. ” Winning should not be the main objective in sport. Its finding clarity that allows for someone to win regardless of the result. This method of clarity builds a road map for passions to move forward with a self-awareness and drive that doesn’t rely on external factors.” This is now Angelo’s method as a creative director.

Living the in USA since 1996 has allowed Angelo to blend his science background into the field of interior design. After graduating at the Harrington College of Design in Chicago, he started his career in NYC with renown firms like Sandra Nunnerley Inc. and Darren Henault Interiors. Moving to North Carolina was another learning process that broaden Angelo’s perspective in commercial, workplace, and institutional designs.

Modern State – 4 months to build using Component Construction

“I had an opportunity in North Carolina to better understand design phases for corporate and commercial interiors. However, it was difficult to allow my theory of human sense connectivity to formulate because architect firms can be a very structured and systematic.”

Angelo is also one of Polywood’s Design Ambassadors. ” I am proud to be an ambassador to Polywood. Its a forward thinking company which focuses on innovation and solutions according to human body and mind. Its not just a premium outdoor furniture product but a brand that has a sense of purpose.”

After 23 years of experiencing the design and build industry in the USA, the universe had finally discovered Angelo when relocating to Traverse City, Michigan. ” My wife created this opportunity as she became the VP of Interlochen Center for the Arts. Traverse City is a location that I felt connected to because of the environment reminded me of Adelaide, my home in Australia.”

Design Elemental was created in March 2019, when Angelo introduced Jonathan Lee Architects (Petoskey) to Socks Construction who are both highly regarded firms committed to building better living communities.

“Jonathan has been patterning custom builds using the method of component construction – a modern version of your original modular build. This method is more economical, a lot more sustainable, and time efficient. Socks Construction is going to change the construction industry in Northern Michigan and targeted areas like Grand Rapids and Detroit.”

Angelo has the platform to refine his practice and identify his unique approach. ” Social media gives us information overload and doesn’t allow us to judge on emotional reactions. Our current values are coming from what the eye evaluates rather from the base of our memories. Typically, we make decisions on what is familiar and how things effect us. Therefore, focusing specifically on the memory of scent, color, and texture, provides clarity and purpose to material and objects.”

Angelo is also developing a scent line called Adamo that will be available at the Design Elemental Studio coming Summer 2020. ” I have always admired aromatherapy and the influences of scent. I am developing home and skin care products that relate to our interior aesthetics, reflecting nature, lush materials , and our perception of modern day living.”

THE IMPACT OF Designers

THE IMPACT OF Designers
Front Cover – March 2019 – Casual Living Magazine

Of all the changes to the outdoor industry over the last decade, one that seems to only grow in scope is the influence of interior designers. Visit most any market showroom, and you’re bound to hear about the line’s designer-friendly options— read customizable and available for one-off orders. And the markets themselves have put considerable weight toward drawing these all-important buyers. “We have seen a tremendous shift in the way market operates over the last two decades, and increased designer attendance is certainly one of the top contributing factors,” says Tom Conley, president and CEO, High Point Market Authority. “We’ve seen manufacturers shift their entire business model to become more designer-friendly, opening up new revenue streams while also broadening product selection for designers. It’s been a very positive change for market, as well as the overall industry.” With a more sophisticated and informed consumer base thanks to the prevalence of design media such as HGTV, Houzz and Pinterest, the appetite for outdoor spaces with a bit more panache than the usual matchy-matchy patio group has put designers in high demand. “We see design professionals as an important and growing segment for outdoor and casual furnishings,” says Tim Newton, president, Watermark Living. “As outdoor spaces become more curated and the options available for decor are greater, the use of designers in residential, as well as contract applications, becomes more important.” For the casual category, designers represent a previously untapped source

of revenue, particularly for high-end manufacturers and those nimble enough to offer custom options. And even retailers get in on the action, with savvy store owners partnering with interior designers on both residential and contract projects or even hiring them on staff to offer design services to their customers. “We focus on this with designer inspired accessories, furnishing designs and fabric selections,” Newton says. “We also accommodate this segment with our designer-friendly looks and the ability to mix and match our product offerings. We also hand-craft custom cushions in Florida. Designer options can be added to cushions without an up-charge, including contrasting welt, buttons or ties.” Casual companies are joining forces with designers, too, for licensed lines like the Barclay Butera collection for Castelle, and for partnerships like Polywood’s new Design Ambassador program. Inaugural ambassadors Shayla Copas, Angelo Adamo and Farah Merhi will collaborate with Polywood on a variety of projects over the coming year. “We believe the collaborations with our design ambassadors will take our merchandising to the next level,” says Megan Pierson, SVP of business development, Polywood. Also recognizing the importance of designers, trade shows like High Point Market, Casual Market Chicago, Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market added programming and events centered on designers. During the last Casual Market Chicago, theMART’s Design Center hosted Designer Day, which was just the latest part of the center’s year-round outreach to the design community. “The desire for sophisticated and thoughtful outdoor living spaces continues with no sign of slowing down,” says Beth Hicks, managing director, marketing, The Design Center and Casual Market Chicago. “The Design Center at theMART has 50 showrooms dedicated to outdoor furnishings that work with designers year-round for custom projects. As a result, we remain committed to offering programming created with designers in mind. “For instance, in March 2019, we host the Outdoor Design Conference—a one-day event dedicated to designers and trends/techniques around outdoor spaces. That commitment continues with Casual Market Chicago, welcoming over 250 exhibitors this September. It’s a natural fit to invite designers to experience the latest trends and product launches during the show.” And Atlanta, High Point and Las Vegas offer a spate of educational sessions that allow designers to learn, earn CEUs and immerse themselves in showrooms they might not ordinarily visit. “Designers shop market differently than retailers, and also have different expectations in terms of educational and social offerings,” says Conley. “Their interest in making market more of an experience—with a balance of product, education and networking—has had a transformative effect.” Casual companies capitalize on that trend with designer events. At the winter Las Vegas Market, OW Lee hosted a discussion with Casual Living and Designers Today featuring designers Breegan Jane, John Cialone, Michele Plachter and Libby Langdon on creating continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces. “Designers are an important avenue of business for OW Lee, and a lot of them are learning how lucrative the outdoor room can be,” says Leisa McCollister, vice president of marketing, OW Lee. “We market our brand to designers and educate them on the differences between indoor and outdoor. We also encourage designers to work with specialty dealers to ensure the best service and smooth delivery.” Watermark Living hosts an outdoor design event in April (see below)—further proof the designer impact on the industry isn’t merely a passing trend—it’s a business shift that’s here to stay. WANT MORE? Casual Living Editor in Chief Jennifer Bringle moderates a panel discussion with designers Libby Langdon, Christopher Grubb and Stephanie James on “Exterior Design: How to Create a Curated Look,” Sunday, April 7, noon-1 p.m. in the Watermark Living showroom (205 S. Main St.). Lunch will be served. Space is limited; RSVP to lrudd@laurieruddpr.com.

Winter Interior Design Trends with Angelo Adamo

Winter Interior Design Trends with Angelo Adamo

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Topic Art by You Be Are

Topic art, wallpaper and Asian antiques in modern, western home decor.

Traverse City Designer Angelo Adamo is back from another trip to the Las Vegas Market, and he’s sharing the trends that caught his eye in the video above!

For more design advice, visit Angelo Adamo Design’s blog at angeloondesign.com.

These Home Interior Trends Can Freshen Up Your Spring Decor

These Home Interior Trends Can Freshen Up Your Spring Decor

Making the old new again. History repeats itself in life—and apparently in interior design.

If you’re wondering what “art deco” and “mid-century modern” styles are, Interior Designer Angelo Adamo can help with that.

Adamo went to the Las Vegas Market to check out the hottest trends in home décor.

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“Designers and buyers are looking for three things in these two styles—comfort, color and texture,” Adamo says.

Watch the video above for a look at how you can incorporate these two trends into your home design this spring.

Or for more about Adamo and his design tips, visit his website and blog at angeloadamodesign.com.