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Editor's
Letter

To Your
Health
The topics of health, fitness, and overall wellness have never been more top-of-mind.
As the pandemic continues to control the headlines, and the population reflects upon
months of isolation and a socially distant future, design's role in our everyday lives
has become more evident than ever. We've had the opportunity to really look at
our homes-where they are geographically and how well they function for us on
a daily basis-and we've had time to consider the details of every space we will enter
when we leave our homes again-from offices to hotels to gyms and more.
With good health in mind, this issue of i+D digs into three spaces where designers
will be called upon more than ever to fuse physical and mental wellbeing into the
design. We take a look at wellness retreats, a segment of travel expected to see a
boost as people re-emerge from their homes ("Safe Havens," p. 26), and we check
in on the health clubs and spas we turn to for the maintenance of both physical
and mental fitness ("In Good Health," p. 34). We examine the changes that will
take place in order for staffs to safely return to their offices ("Wellness in the New
Workplace," p. 40), and we also bring in expert advice on how to maintain your
business's financial health during an economic downturn ("Smart Strategies," p. 18).
The pandemic has emphasized many things, and among them is a wider
understanding that design is not simply decorative; it's imperative, and it impacts
everything from mood to physical health. The future of our designed world relies on
professionals who can rally their own knowledge and collaborate with colleagues
and specialists in disciplines as varied as psychology, medicine, city planning, and
real estate as well. Together, we can tackle the issues of a changed world, inspire a
brighter future, and allow a shaken population the much-needed opportunity to find
respite in a carefully and beautifully designed space.

Jennifer Quail
Editor-in-Chief

DESIGN TRAVELS
After five months of being at home, like many
of you, I find myself daydreaming of my last
trip and looking forward to whenever the next
may come. For me, that trip was steeped in
beautiful design from the past and present.
Tile of Spain's Passport to Creativity tour was
an immersion in the craft of ceramic design of
all kinds. Our group of designers and editors
witnessed the mastery of Alfonso Rot at his
wheel in his shop in Malaga, the ancient
techniques still employed in the tile craft today,
amazing new designs to suit any style, and so
much more. For now, the memories will keep
me company but I certainly look forward to
when design adventures can resume.

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