In addition to the functional and aesthetic benefits derived from well designed spaces, interior design also contributes to quality of life and well being. It supports and enhances our ability to work, learn, communicate, interact, reflect and heal.
For more than a decade, interior design has been evolving as our appreciation of the reciprocal relationship between us and our environment has expanded. Sick building syndrome, the green movement and ergonomic concerns have raised awareness that how we design and furnish our environments matters. At the same time, research into cognition and the nature of consciousness has deepened our understanding of the link between behavior and environment.
The case studies presented here illustrate some of the many ways interior design can be employed to address specific physical, psychological, social and economic needs, thus meeting both practical and strategic requirements of clients and occupants.