March 11, 2004

"Designer" Universal Design?

USA Today had a report on the rise of designer-driven hotel chains.

There is Donatella Versace's, Palazzo Versace, Ferragamo's, Lungarno Alberghi hotel division, Milan's upcoming Bulgari Hotel near the La Scala opera house and Giorgio Armani has his eye on a project involving several hotels and resorts.

How well-versed are these designers in the area of universal design? In the needs of the senior and disabled market?

Universal design specialists reading this blog take note -- consulting with this strata could be rewarding -- and help universal design become mainstream or even chic.

Maybe someone should spark their imaginations by gifting each of them with The Center for Universal Design's CD-ROM of Universal Design Exemplars

Posted by rollingrains at March 11, 2004 01:57 PM | TrackBack