When it comes to interior design, things seem to not differ too much from the ones depicted in my “architectural” section. The same situation, a complete lack of education, of visual culture and common sense reigned in our society from 1989 until the last few years.
We have seen a significant change in the last 4-5 years with the massive spread of online design magazines, blogs and other platforms, and people have started to timidly reconnect with the global culture. Yet exces and lack of sense of balance and integration in the context is still a thing of the present, a thing that a designer needs to constantly fight with.
I have worked mainly in the furniture design industry, where I had numerous requests from a wide spectrum of potential clients. The lack of regulations in this field leaves an open gate for the most bizarre requests, needs ,and experiments. Poorly trained or even self-trained designers offer this types of services to the unaware citizen. I was always pro democratization of every creative field, yet I am literally bewildered by the results of the symbiosis between an uneducated client and such pseudo-professionals.
My response to this situation was, this time, finding refuge in modernism. I am really fond of early to mid century european experiments, from Bauhaus to Scandinavian Design. I often ask myself how I could legitimize importing such an aesthetic into my own surroundings, into my projects and into my client`s lives. My personal response was always built around contextualism, from historical, cultural and social points of view, but I felt that the same principles that the founders of modern design established back in the 1920s are still valid and solid today.
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