On Interior Design

The interior, inverse space of an architectural building has in itself dimensions which have been the object of my exploration and elaboration in the past few years. Material, color, light, details – those are the fields of new exploration and challenges for me. Although at first sight it seems easier to deal with, the interior is as complex for planning as the exterior. However, compared to it, all forms are smaller in volume, more subtle and intimate, which doesn't imply that solving problems is less intellectually challenging. The artistic sensibility is more involved there, as well as the skill of coordinating subtle details. Marking centers and paths in the interior are some of the subjects which I frequently deal with in my projects.

My orientation was greatly influenced by Bauhaus as well as two historic styles of the interior design: Empire and Art Deco.
Empire is known for its strict classical design which is in contrast to soft, airy drapes and scarce ornaments concentrated on focus points.
Art Deco is characterized by sharp geometrized ornamentation, sloping modeling and sometimes even aerodynamic lines. The idea of Art Deco supporters is further development of historical stylish schools rather than giving up on the past.

Those are the sources from which I draw inspiration for the interior I design, taken through the modern spaces, new materials and contemporary light.

Architecture and interior, two poles of the same problem, alternately become the object of my work. It often happens that the experiences of one field can be applied as an experiment in the other and vice versa. Both sides of the shaped space, the outside and the inside, constitute the inseparable parts of the built and well-thought of form, which has been the object of my work for more than a decade and a half.


K.F. Schinkel

Art Deco
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http:// www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/empr/hd_empr.htm

C.N. Shultz
http://www.archinform.net/arch/3907.htm?ID=3843152ca80a4e5c6432debf42cd0c87 http://www.dictionaryofarthistorians.org/norbergschulzc.htm