FX Magazine … If Only
About FX Magazine
For more than 20 years FX has been the essential magazine for the contract interior design industry, bringing readers the best new products and projects from around the world, as well as in-depth reporting on the issues that matter to you, the designers, specifiers and end users.
Each issue of FX is packed with high-quality reporting on the design of offices, hotels, healthcare, education and leisure produced by their team of dedicated journalists and industry experts. But they also lead the way in fostering debate and discussion within the design industry, bringing the erudite views of some of the major players of the industry through our programme of design seminars and opinion pieces.
Alongside the hugely successful monthly magazine and website, we also produce the annual FX International Interior Design Awards, one of the highlights of the design industry calendar.
Luci Living Design featured in FX Magazines regular section ‘If Only…’, where designers are asked to come up with ideas, free of practical restraints and problems i.e. absolute freedom, regardless of budget, deadlines, awkward clients, gravity, practical obstacles etc.
The feature occupies the last page of every edition and this eco friendly commercial space was our Feb 2013 concept
If only …. We could bring more of the outside in says Luci Roper, director of Luci Living Design
Luci Roper Bio
Luci founded her prestigious interior design firm ‘Luci Living Design’ in 2007. The company supplies a broad range of bespoke furnishings, as well as managing full-scale renovations for residential and commercial clients. Luci’s talents have resulted in numerous TV appearances and several notable awards, including a listing in the 2012 Decorex Top 100 Interior Design Twitter Influencers.
Our idea is for an eco-friendly commercial space which would be ideal for any busy inner-city. The main roof dome would be clad in solar panels to provide an alternative source of energy, which would be used to power the compact fluorescent lights in every room. Astroturf would be used for all communal floors, to create a more ergonomic working environment, and all furnishings would be produced from suppliers approved by the Forest Stewardship Council. One wall in each room would be covered by an indoor vertical vegetable garden, providing a cheap source of staff nutrition and also serving as an intriguing visual enhancement. The café would serve fair trade foods and include a ‘chill out zone’ with long trestle tables to encourage staff interaction and socialisation. As a result, our eco-friendly offices would promote employee satisfaction whilst also allowing corporations to meet their demanding social responsibilities.