Robin de Gennaro Grant is an interior designer and architectural color consultant. She is co-principal of the architecture and interior design firm, Grant + Grant, based in Los Angeles. Robin is a certified interior designer in the state of California and NCIDQ accredited.
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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.
Using my experience as a Professional Merchandiser, Interior designer, Apparel Buyer and Graphic artist; I am able to select color and transform your space into something wonderful; blending practical functionality with the appropriate color palette to intentionally surround you with a pleasing environment. Applying the elements of Color Psychology, we work to achieve the most potential out of your space. I began my career with Nordstrom early on, which set me on a path to understanding what it takes to provide outstanding customer service with an attention to detail. OUR MISSION: To skillfully and intentionally modify an environment so that people become engaged, delighted and richly satisfied -- to surround them with an experience that goes beyond the ordinary and breathes contentment into their everyday lives. Copyright 2014. Intentional Surroundings.
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.