International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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BSc Victoria Redshaw Ideas Activities
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    East Riding of Yorkshire, UK
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    Tel +44 (0) 1482 841653
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  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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We are Trend Forecasters based in the UK who inform and inspire the work of Creatives in the Interiors sector around the world.

Twice a year we release a Trend Report and Trendzine that provides information on future design trends. This document is used by a broad spectrum of Creatives inc. Product Designers, Manufacturers, Retailers, Interior designers, Journalists & Magazine Editors and PR companies.

Our Spring/Summer 2011 forecast includes a design trend entitled 'Chemical Reaction' which pivots on 2011 being the International Year of Chemistry, the centenary of Marie Curie's Noble Prize for Radiology and a number of other Science related issues e.g. the growing importance and influence of Biomimicry etc...

We are very keen to use our trend report and the seminars we give at international design exhibitions and trade shows (e.g. Decorex - London, Index - Dubai, Surfaces - Las Vegas) to let the design industry know about The International Year of Chemistry and to encourage a creative interest in Chemistry as a source of inspiration.

We also work with University design students in the UK and overseas (e.g. Dubai) providing them with an understanding of how design trends are forecast and what the coming trends are. The vast majority of the students we lecture and tutor are female and we are keen to highlight the amazing work of women (past, present & future) in the field of Chemistry and the contributions they have made to major advances that benefit our modern lives. We believe this will be inspirational to the young female students we work with.