Interior Design: A Global Profession

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The book aims to investigate interior design as a growing synergistic and integrated medium that transcends international boundary, territory and region. It specifically aims to examine and capture its influence on the spatial domain, humans behaviour and design aesthetics. The book outlines how interior design practice is transforming global regions as a mediator of spatial culture, particularly concerning its impact on human experience and architecture. The book aims to document typographical perspectives from around the globe which positions interior design practice as a powerful economic indicator and simulant. It demonstrates how the interior realm helps enrich society and the urban landscape, as well as a powerful environmental composite which shapes and models’ architectural volume.
As the globe shrinks and the concept of distance diminishes, this book challenges the current status quo by identifying the cohesions and specialisations of design communities across the continents. It sets out an international spatial design landscape, identifying and contouring global design practice and design hotspots from a range of case studies, interviews and design practice reviews. This leads a discussion of how the discipline is expanding and influencing into other forms of create practice. Design employability is contextualised for practicing designers and students across the world which helps examine the different approaches to the design process. The book captures the development of an expanding spatial design lexicon (through examination of similarity, difference and cohesion), highlighting how global urban development and regional culture influence a better integrated and focused interior experience. Using a range of interior environments, the chapters link the origins, trends and perceptions of the interior to create new insight into trans-global design. The book seeks to expand, but also cohere the interior design discipline to ensure the subject continues to grow, develop and influence the inhabitations of the world.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMilton
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages289
ISBN (Print)9780429649271
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2020


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