Voices from the IFI World Community (Featuring the USA)

Krista Ninvaggi is founder of k&co, an interior design firm based in New York City.
K&co specializes in the cross section between interiors and architecture – carrying rich
conceptual designs into programming, material selection and furniture design.
“Working from home for the last year has been an interesting ‘experiment’. It has
been fruitful in some ways, allowing me constant communication with my team and
to ‘touch’ more of the design work without having to travel to meetings. I feel more
connected than ever. Plus, I recently had my first child, and working from home has
allowed me to juggle her and the office. Intangibles like inspiration and studio morale
have been more difficult to maintain. It is the materials, however, which have provided
the biggest challenge. I design by touching and feeling all of the finishes. Without ready
access to our office, it has been a battle to keep materials organized over seven small
NYC apartments. I am most looking forward to getting my apartment uncluttered and
moving my personal materials library back to the office where it belongs!”