Parsons Explores the Evolution of Interior Design

NEW YORK-Parsons The New School for Design will explore the future of interior design and look back at a pivotal moment in its history with the exhibition Radical Shifts: Reshaping the Interior at Parsons, 1955-1985 (March 23-April 8) and the symposium Aftertaste: Immaterial Environments (April 1-2). Both events will take place at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons.

Aftertaste is an annual symposium dedicated to the critical review of interior design. It is organized by Parsons' MFA in interior design, which graduates its first class of students this spring. At this year's Aftertaste, a series of presenters including American installation artist Robert Irwin and Swiss architect Philippe Rahm will consider how the immaterial qualities of our surroundings affect our psychological and physiological experiences of interior space. Other participants include Lisa Heschong, author of Thermal Delight in Architecture and an authority in the benefits of daylighting; Alexander Wunsch, an expert in vibrational medicine and photobiology; and Natalija Subotincic, an architecture professor at the University of Manitoba who explores the realm between the psyche and physical space.

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.


Current Issue

  • HFN May digital issue


    May 2017

    COVER STORY: HFN Turns 90

    We commemorate HFN's 90th anniversary by paying tribute to the iconic retailer and supplier brands--and the people--that have helped the industry flourish, then and now.


    • Up & Coming Leaders - The home industry is in capable and visionary hands as this year’s 40 Under 40 list attests. Today’s young leaders span all disciplines and varied levels of operation.
    • Omnichannel Retailing - In the Mobile App World, Time is Money