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Interior Design Materials and Technology

-- Resources, Samples, Design Components, Directories, Images, Sustainability and Technology

Welcome to the Interior Design Materials and Technology Guide

Interior Design Materials

Use this guide to find information and resources about the materials and products used in Residential, Commercial, Retail, Hospitality, Institutional and Experiential (Exhibit) design. Click on the side tabs to see more about: 

  • Textiles for Interior DesignInterior Design Materials Lab (IDMLab)
  • Materials in the news
  • Construction Materials
  • Decorative Materials
  • Historical Materials
  • Product directories
  • Magazine images and articles
  • The IDMLab (materials samples for project boards)

The Interior Design Materials Lab (IDMLab) is available to all FIT students, staff and employees and supports the Interior Design and related academic programs. Check the FIT Library Hours page for available times of the 6th floor in the Goodman Center, Room E620. 

FIT Databases Electronic resources (ebooks and databases) require current FIT username and password for access. Internet resources are available to all users.

See these Interior Design research guides:

Interior Design Components

include Materials, Color, Furniture, Textiles, Lighting and Product Directories.

Click on the side tab to explore the details of each

  • Materials & Surface Finishes
        - Books, Materials, Resources, Standards, Samples and Images
  • Color in Interior Design
        - Color In Interior & Architectural Design
        - The Role of Color in Architecture: Visual Effects and Psychology Stimuli by Mathus Pereira
        - Pantone Color of the Year
  • Furniture
        - Books on Furniture Design
        - Store Catalogs by Decade
        - Furniture Catalog Archives (online)
  • Textiles & Interior Design
        - Interior textiles overview
        - General Textile Titles
        - New York Times Topics & Sections
        - Magazine/Journals (Periodicals)
  • Lighting and Daylighting
        - Books on Lighting and Daylighting
        - History of Lighting
        - Magazine/Journals (Periodicals)
        - Lighting Product Directories and Information (online)
        - Professional Lighting Organizations
  • Product Directories
        - Product Directories and Associations
        - Home Products / Industrial Products Directories
        - Home Furnishings, Contract, Furniture, Lighting Resources
        - Professional Resources

FIT Design Programs and Campus Links

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