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Q + A

Q+A: Siân Moxon
In her just-published book, this associate at London-based Jestico + Whiles details how and why interior designers need to amp up their efforts to create sustainable spaces.
BY MAT THEW HALL

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10-year veteran at Jestico + Whiles, Siân Moxon is known as the in-house champion for ecofriendly design at the architecture/interiors firm. Moxon has also taught that subject at London’s Royal College of Art and South Bank University. Frustrated on the job and in the classroom by the lack of greenoriented text books specifically for interior designers, Moxon decided to take action and write one. To fit that project into her already-hectic schedule, Moxon wrangled a four-day workweek from Jestico + Whiles. Even so, the

book took three years to produce (Moxon also took a year-long maternity leave during that time). Recently released by Laurence King Publishing, her “Sustainability in Interior Design” is an amply illustrated, 192-page text that has drawn praise in both academic and professional circles. The book’s fans include Jonsara Ruth, director of the master of fine arts program in interior design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, who describes it as “a refreshing, timely and necessary reference for the interior design field and for students of interior design at any stage in their career.”

BD: Your book makes several references to interior design being slow to adapt sustainable design principles. Why is that, and what can be done to rectify that problem?

Moxon: I think this stems from a lack of encouragement, rather than a lack of will. Most environmental guidance, legislation and assessment tools for the construction industry focus on architecture. There’s a need for specific guidance for interior designers, and my book is designed to help provide that, by detailing a range of ecofriendly options when it comes to choosing

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Courtesy of Jestico + Whiles (Moxon); Courtesy of Laurence King Publishing (book)



Boutique Design - July/August 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Boutique Design - July/August 2012

Botique Design - July/August 2012
From the Editor
Contents
In This Issue/ Editorial Advisory Board
Boutique Buzz
Unusual Origins
Q+A: Siân Moxon
Spas: Small Spaces, Big Impact
Updating a Dowager
Vendor Profile: Sarah Turner Eco-Art and Design
DreamBook: Natural Wonders
Outdoor Furnishings
Lighting
The Last Detail: Collections Cafe
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - Intro
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - Botique Design - July/August 2012
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - Cover2
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 1
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - From the Editor
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 3
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - Contents
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 5
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - In This Issue/ Editorial Advisory Board
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 7
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - Boutique Buzz
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 9
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 10
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 11
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 12
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 13
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 14
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 15
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - Unusual Origins
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 17
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 18
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 19
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 20
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 21
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 22
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 23
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - Q+A: Siân Moxon
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 25
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 26
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 27
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 28
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 29
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - Spas: Small Spaces, Big Impact
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 31
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 32
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 33
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 34
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 35
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - Updating a Dowager
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 37
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 38
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 39
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - Vendor Profile: Sarah Turner Eco-Art and Design
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 41
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 42
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 43
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 44
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 45
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - DreamBook: Natural Wonders
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 47
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 48
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 49
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - Outdoor Furnishings
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Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 54
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 55
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Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 57
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - Lighting
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Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 60
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 61
Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - 62
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Boutique Design - July/August 2012 - The Last Detail: Collections Cafe
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