Friday, June 12, 2015

Week 3 - Global Perspective

1. Does your firm work on local, regional, national, or global level?
           A: Lounge Interiors mainly works within the local and regional level; including Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and others close to our state. They usually have projects within Mississippi and the Jackson area.

2. Do they order materials or work with clients locally and/or out of our local region and/or country?
           A: Lounge Interior strives to work locally if possible; just because it keeps cost down and it's a nice touch for citizens of Mississippi. We use custom furniture, drapery/hardware, and fabric lines that are local. On top of local materials and clients, we order nationally and internationally. We have several lines from England, Italy, and many others in Europe.

3. How are any cultural differences with clients or vendors handled?
           A: The studio strives to make all consultations/designs/work equal - no matter the race, ethnicity or culture. Since their opening in 2008, they haven't had any major cultural differences that they have had to deal with. One small example would be one of our current clients; she is Jewish, so they have considered her religion throughout the project and have kept that in mind. The designers here always consider and acknowledge the client's culture and how important it is to them.

4. How do they design within the parameters of varying socio-economic and cultural differences?
           A: One of Haley's (the owner) main goals when opening her studio was to create a firm that offers various price ranges that can work with anyone's budget. Even if there isn't anything in the physical store to work for a client, they will reach beyond their doors and research other solutions to accommodate their client's needs. The same goes with cultural differences; however, socio-economic differences are more frequent.

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