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Who is an Interior Designer? part 2

An interior designer is a problem solver with the skills in the relationship of human and interior spaces. It is very important for an interior designer to enhance and improve the quality of one’s living and interaction with any space (of the interior kind) and maximizes the use of that space.

Most of the times people think when we (interior designers) walk in to space we immediately judge the color and material. This is not true. That is the approach of an amateur designer  who thinks if a space is picture perfect means that space is unique, well designed, harmonized and etc. Well no… Read more


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Who is an interior designer?

Who is an interior designer?

Presumption,

There is a lot of presumption about this profession especially in North America. The name suggests an interior designer is a person whom deals with how the inner part of a space will look like and that leads us to think an interior designer is a professional in selecting wall color, floor finishes, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, furniture, furniture fabric and etc. The funniest part is, TV programs really helping to fuel this wrong presumption but to tell you the truth, profession of interior design is much more than that. What we have mentioned above is just one tenth (1/10) of interior designer’s specialty. Read more


Interior Design (ID) Why and How to….

Introduction

Most of the times, people refer interior designers based on either knowing them (i.e. a friend, friend of a friend, neighbor and the etc.) or direct/indirect personal experience. But have you ever thought about who is an interior designer? What they do? How or in what way they can help you? What are the qualifications? Or What are the most important factors in selecting an interior designer firm to refer you client?

At Metamorphous Interiors, we see the need to reshape public’s perspective of interior designers and what they do. After thinking a lot about it, we came to the conclusion that a good blog might be a good approach but only time will tell. We will try post often and will start by introducing the profession, and then we will move on to “why”, “how” and some time to time analyzing some of the important works of other Interior Designers.

Ok then lets start the journey and the first stop is who is an interior designer.

 

 

 


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Organic forms in today’s interior spaces

Organic forms in today’s interior spaces

With the advancement of technology we see more and more artistic expression and organic shapes in today’s interior spaces. How the designer comes up with such organic shapes and forms is a different story but we are capable of pushing status quo. Read more


ASSYRIAN

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The Assyrian decorative motif came about the same time as the Egyptian motives. The Assyrian motives featured animals such as lion, eagle and bull with wings,  and natural forms. The use of wood disappears in the Assyrian motives, but the use of bronze, ivory and gold continues.   (Mi)

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Importance of Retail Interior Design Lighting

Importance of Retail Interior Design Lighting

No retail interior design project is complete without a proper lighting design. It goes without saying that poor lighting can cause major problems including a decrease in sales and customer avoidance. In retail interior design projects, the designer can use lighting to guide the customer through different areas of the retail space, attract new customers, present a certain item and etc. A well-lighted retail space can help the customer to easily evaluate the merchandise and if done correctly, lighting can for sure increase sales.  Read more


ASPEN

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Aspen wood is light in colour and weight, has a poor structure and a satiny texture, however is used as a decorative veneer.   (Mi)

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ASH

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Ash referes to a family of trees, which are mostly used in building furniture. 

The colour of the European ash varies from honey to medium brown, where as the American ash is a light creamy colour and is dense and heavy. The American ash is usually used as lumber for strength where as the European ashes are used for veneers.   (Mi)

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ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT

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Arts and Crafts, an international design movement that started and grew between 1860 and 1910, continued it’s influence into the 1930. Led by William Morris during the 1860s, the Arts and Crafts movement was inspired by the writings of John Ruskin and Agustus Pugin and started in reaction to the impoverishment of the decorative arts. Starting in the British Isles, the movement eventually spread to Europe and North America. The movement stood for traditional craftsmanship. The Arts and Crafts movement is known to be anti-industrial as it was started as a reaction to the machine-production of styles.   (Mi)

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ART NOUVEAU

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Most popular during 1890 to 1910, Art Nouveau -french for ‘new art’- is philosophy and style of art, architecture and specially decorative arts. Art Nouveau was also considered as the philosophy behind the furniture design that was made as part of everyday life and according to each building itself. 

Czech artist, Alphonse Mucha, has a strong influence on the Art Nouveau style. His lithographed poster for an advertisement appeared in Paris 1 January 1985, and his style first became known as the Mucha Style, which later became known as the Art Nouveau Style. 

Although Art Nouveau was most popular in Europe, it’s influence was global.

Art Nouveau soon was replaced by 20th century modernist styles, however, it is known to be an important transition between Neoclassicism and modernism. 

The characteristics of Art Nouveau are commonly know as geographical, however, in a description by Pan magazine, Art Nouveau is described as ” sudden violent curves generated by the crack of a whip.”

Art Nouveau in the form of architecture includes windows, doors and arches with hyperbolas and parabolas; decorative mouldings that come to be plant forms. 

Gaudi is a notable Art Nouveau Architect.

The text above the Paris Metro sign is an Art Nouveau sculpture.   (Mi)


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(via Retail Interior Design)