Interior and Spatial Design 2010
My interest in space, design and architecture led me to choose this slightly more unique and diverse essay title. In this essay I chose to look in depth at the connection between pieces of interior or spatial design with more traditional pieces of art such as paintings. I wanted to explore how a space or room can be seen as art and how it can create moods and feelings just as strongly and easily and traditional pieces. A particular piece of spatial design that greatly inspired me was Mike Nelsons ‘The Coral Reef’ that I saw when I went to Tate Britain, it was a series of small confined rooms showing what goes on behind closed doors and under the surface. The first part of my essay I aim talk about how the trends of interior design has changed dramatically over the years, I want to look at what effect and reaction they intended on getting from the rooms atmosphere and I also want to look at what people may of intended on achieving from a certain room or style of house, for example, what it to impress? In the second section of my essay my aim is to try and explore how interior and spatial design is represented though art, I will be looking at early designers such as William Morris and Macintosh compared with modern day artists such as Mike Nelson, I will be trying to find a connection between their work and how their use of space and design is represented as a piece of art. In the today’s world, our life experiences are largely played out in interior spaces. We may love the out-of-doors for the sense of open air and freedom, for the escape it offers from being inside, but the very joy of being outside reflects the reality that so much of our life is spent enclosed. Buildings and their interiors are planned to serve the purposes and styles of the times of their origins. The study of interior design, its development and change through history is a useful way both to explore the past and to make sense of the spaces in which...
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