"Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams," wrote Paul Gauguin in the last century. Fernand Leger said, "Man needs color to live; its just as necessary an element as fire and water." And Chagall said, "Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything, color is vibration like music, and everything is vibration." Throughout our evolution, color has always played a vital part, creating harmony in the world and impacting health, wellness and every day living. Today, Gillian C. Rose, a New York-based interior designer and color scientist has taken her company The Science of Color to a new level by expanding her services. Served on the IACC_NA's Board of Directors, as Vice President and President Elect from 2009 - 2011. Rose emphasizes the importance of selecting the right colors for your life and environment- and more importantly knowing what colors are best for suited for you or your environment. "As a color scientist, influences affecting color are a part of who I am," says Rose. "Social and political issues, our environment, the economy and cultural diversity, all contribute to the sociology of color choices and inform us of our goals." Rose, a seasoned interior designer with clients across the globe ranging from a bank in Singapore, Weill Cornell Medicine, MoMA, corporate headquarters and private residences. Rose incorporates the Color of Science into her work by offering in-depth color consultations, which stress the fundamentals of color science for built environments. Questions such as "What is Color from a psychological understanding?" to "How do we recognize and under-stimulated room?" are all part of Rose's in-depth analysis in her consultation. Rose also administers a simple color test to better understand her clients personalities. "Imagine having a color palette designed for you, says Rose. "One that reflects who you are, how you want to feel, one that supports your health & sanity - wouldn't you want that? That's what we do. We are as individual as each color." The Science of Color provides an essential and proven tool for creating healthier and happier of environments. For individuals or businesses looking to re-create themselves, The Science of Color provides a simple & intuitive way to enhance any environment.
Color Consultation – Expert guidance on how to use the elements of color, light, form, pattern and texture to create a harmonious, balanced, functional design that supports human health and well-being. Design goals are reached using scientifically-based reasoning and analysis techniques tailored specifically for each unique client. Staging Consultation - Guidance for agents and sellers on how to stage your home so you can sell it fast! Design/Redesign Consultation - Recommendations on space planning, furniture selection, accessorizing and beyond. Association Affiliations - IACC-NA Associate; ASID Industry Partner, IDS Associate
Having a passion for color, art and design since I was young has always pushed me to expand my creative side. Since earning my BFA in Interior Design in 1992, my focus has primarily been Residential Design. In 2011, I began working for an architectural firm as a Commercial Interior Designer. Although the two fields offer different design challenges, I consider the human response to color as the same for each. I strive to reflect this in my artwork as well. As I discover more, it is my desire to help others understand the significance of color, and teach them to think about the impact of color in our surroundings and in our lives. Being a creative-left-brained person, (or is that a logical-right-brain??) I was thrilled to discover the IACC and its scientific approach to color! During the time I attended the seminars, the IACC celebrated their 50th Anniversary. I was honored and privileged to have one of my seminar assignments chosen to display at the event in Salzburg, Austria. I became an Associate Member of the IACC-NA in 2008 and am currently researching for my thesis. In 2012 I joined the Board as Vice President and was voted in as President in 2013. It is a pleasure to serve with my fellow board members for such an amazing organization! Please note that I currently do not consult outside of the architect firm where I work.
The fastest way to instantly create change in a room is through color, and a fresh coat of paint works wonders! If you are living in a dull or unappealing space because you are afraid to make a wrong choice, Lauri Hafvenstein can help. An Associate Member professionally trained by the International Association of Color Consultants (IACC), Lauri believes that every consultation is a collaboration. Together, you'll narrow down choices to find colors you love that harmonize with other elements in your space and create just the right feeling for your home. A partner in the firm Old House Loves, LLC, Lauri is especially passionate about choosing appropriate colors for older and historic homes.
What do the South Boston projects, golf and the world of architecture, design and color have to do with each other? For Art Bemis, they are all connected and shaped every aspect of his life and work. Bemis received countless accolades throughout his career that spans decades, from design and color awards to winning more than 70 golf tournaments, ranking as a two time State Amateur Champion, and receiving induction into the South Boston and Rutland Hall of Fames. Despite his accomplishments, one would be hard pressed to find evidence of these credentials hanging on the wall or displayed in a case. What Bemis is proud of is his character. He is a man of his word who values integrity, trust, and being loyal… attributes that enabled him to beat the odds and survive one of the roughest neighborhoods in South Boston. It is likely no coincidence Bemis has a fond love for the only game in the world where you call your own penalties. Success in the game of golf and life relies greatly on one’s mental strength and focus, which are skills Bemis teaches his students and puts to work for his clients. Growing up in the streets of “Southie” allowed Bemis to acquire skills that far surpass his long list of educational credentials and subject matter expertise. As a young adult, Bemis was recruited from the projects to attend architectural school, which led to his involvement in the urban renewal of Boston. At the start of his career, Bemis worked for the Boston Redevelopment Authority in support of the Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall project. Later, he accepted a position in Vermont with a New York based architectural firm. As his career progressed, Bemis transitioned from the architectural field and his entrepreneurial spirit led him to open several design firms where he discovered a passion for color and its transformative abilities. Bemis created a color design program and delivered American Institute of Architects seminars across North America for many years. Sharing knowledge and the functional aspects of Color and Communication continues to inspire Bemis who is regarded as a respected industry speaker and educator. Bemis currently serves as Design Director and Owner of Bemis Resource Group, a reputable design firm known for its ability to devise solutions to the most complex design challenges. He also owns and operates The Mastery Institute, a learning center focused on the use of color and patterns and their design applications in daily environments. In 1989, Bemis worked with Sports Psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella to develop a concept referred to as “Mindset.” The revolutionary concept integrated color and design into apparel to induce optimal performance in sports, business, and life. Additionally, in 2013, Bemis Resource Group introduced an environmental color system for the island of Bermuda. The innovative system now serves as a learning segment at the Mastery Institute. During his career Bemis has served clients around the world from all industries, including many global companies, such as OMYA, STO AG, and BASF. His work includes hundreds of notable projects and he continues to work closely with company leaders to orchestrate global identity shifting and other strategies to leverage competitive market placement. Bemis has earned the trust of clients in multiple countries during engagements with several reputable companies, from The Carlstar Group, The Doblin Group, and Degussa to many other industry leading organizations. Bemis completed formal education with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston University, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Boston Architectural College and many other studies, including three years as an apprentice in typography and calligraphy with Edward Karr. Bemis studied color theory in Germany under color expert Uwe Koos. Bemis serves as Director of American Information Center for Color and Environment (AICCE) where he leads the San Diego based educational program and supports the legacy of AICCE founder Frank Mahnke. Bemis is also a speaker for American Institute of Architects, International Association of Color Consultants and Designers (IACC), and others.