Interior design is the planning, layout and design of the interior space within buildings. These physical settings satisfy our basic need for shelter and protection, they set the stage for and influence the shape of our activities, they nurture our aspirations and express the ideas which accompany our action, they affect our outlook, mood and personality.The purpose of interior design , therefore, is the functional improvement, aesthetic enrichment, and psychological enhancement of interior space.
as an artist you are able to ‘animate’ a dead object and give it a life of its own. This happens both in a metaphorical and literal way. As soon as the student manages to infuse his object with ‘anima’ the Greek word for ‘life’ the work starts communicating with its public.
What is Interior Design Today?
Interior design is all about how we experience spaces. It’s a powerful, essential part of our daily lives and affects how we live, work, play, and even heal. Comfortable homes, functional workplaces, beautiful public spaces—that’s interior design at work.
The best interior designers make it look easy, crafting spaces that anticipate our needs and appeal to our emotions, but in reality a broad set of skills and technical knowledge is required. Interior design has changed dramatically since the early 20th century when it was just beginning to emerge as a profession.
Today, interior designers work with contractors, architects, engineers, craftsmen, furniture dealers, and business and home owners. To become a successful interior designer, you need a well-rounded education and the skills to work within many disciplines (architecture; graphic design; decorative arts; and textile, furniture, and lighting design). Interior designers are expected to have working knowledge of:
• Textiles, materials, color, space planning, sustainability, and more
• Software applications for 2D & 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM)
• Structural requirements, health and safety issues, and building codes