Genevieve Trousdale, founder of Circaphiles.
Interior designer Genevieve Trousdale launched Circaphiles, a platform created to connect industry experts through a private community in an effort to share educational assets, experiences and access to a network of resources, on Oct. 29.
Conceptualized in late 2019, Trousdale has been working to create a platform that can serve as a designer’s right hand.
“Saving time and energy is, arguably, the most common thing any solopreneur or design firm needs. The time-vampires of qualifying new vendors, asking design peers for advice, finding collaborators for projects and educating yourself and your staff will now be accessible in this one central, credible place privatized to the trade,” Trousdale said. “In particular, reviewing vendors and their products has caught the attention of most designers when they hear about the platform. In my humble opinion, I think the greatest part about Circaphiles is that it will be built upon by every single professional and student member. ”
As an exclusive resource, Circaphiles is reserved for the top level of design professionals. The platform’s vendors include curated and personally vetted brands, artisans and service providers drawing upon decades of A-list experience. Circaphiles has enlisted designers such as Timothy