COVID-19 Resources

Here you will find information aggregated from our partners, industry associations, the government and others. This center will be continuously updated as more information becomes available.

White Papers

Demystifying the CARES Act Stimulus package

Everything you need to know about getting financial stimulus money 
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Industry Webinars

Contract

Resilience and Opportunity: Designing in a Post-Pandemic World 
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Local Manufacturing at a Time of Rapid Change 
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WantedDesign

Reinvention Time: Life Stories of Renewal & Realignment 
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Radical Candor: Understanding the New Normal for A&D, Suppliers, Owners
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Industry News

NYCxDesign Award Winners Honored in Virtual Ceremony

On Monday, May 18th, the A&D community celebrated New York City’s top products and projects during the first ever virtual NYCxDESIGN Awards, presented by Interior Design and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. 
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Covid-19’s Impact on interior design, by the numbers

Here’s a number to get things started: 63. That’s the number of days since actor Tom Hanks told the world that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, had contracted COVID-19. By then, thousands across the world had already died from the novel coronavirus, but the couple’s diagnoses marked a wakeup call for most Americans—the disease had reached celebrities and everyday people alike.
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Facebook gets into the e-commerce game

With people doing more of their shopping online, it makes perfect sense that Facebook would pick this moment to unveil an extensive new e-commerce platform, simply titled Shops. Operating on both Facebook and Instagram, Shops will allow businesses to sell to users directly through both apps, with the integration rolling out on Facebook this week and coming to Instagram sometime this summer.

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Building a post-COVID furniture brand: service equals survival

As the global economy prepares for a collective belt tightening, consumers will likely loosen their fixation with ownership even further. Making an outright purchase for many high-value items has long been anathema to most under 35, and it’s liable that the furniture sector will increasingly be impacted by this change in mindset.

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How COVID-19 could impact workplace design: from open office to open air

The last few weeks have represented a mass experiment in remote working worldwide. But with COVID-19 infection curves across many countries starting to flatten, talk of reopening office spaces in a bid to kickstart ailing economies is already in the air.

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Most People Want to Return to the Office-But They Expect Changes

There’s no place like work. Just before the pandemic hit, Gensler released the U.S. Workplace Survey 2020 research findings, the latest in our research series that measures how people work, as well as the effectiveness and experience of the workplace.

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