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The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book by Mimi Love, Chris Grimley, Linda O'Shea

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ENVIRON M E N TS
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The intangible comforts of a room, often assessed intuitively, are just as
important as the visual character of a space. To make a room feel cozy on
a cold winter day has as much to do with the light quality, temperature, hu-
midity level, and lack of air movement as it does any element that can be
seen. As light, whether natural or articial, impacts almost every aspect of
an interior environment, both functionally and emotionally, designers must
understand how to integrate it into their concept.
Interior designers do not design or specify heating, cooling, electrical, and
plumbing systems, but rely on other professionals to achieve their vision.
To this end, designers function like lm directors, by orchestrating the
larger concept of the environment. In addition to dening these intended
qualities, the interior designer must be deft at integrating and disguising
the vents, radiators, and control systems that provide comfort within.
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