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
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Europeans became furniture makers and had limited choices of resources and needed materials to make the furniture. Crafters and designers had to depend on their own means because of isolation from the European trend and were to create a new trend in their new environment. American interior was though not as fancy as European, there had to be new kinds of trends suitable for the new world. The government encouraged designers to create furniture that everyone can use. But free thinking people like artists and intellectuals were longing for the need of something new and different. The craftsmen, designers, and the artist made pieces that were associated with modern and contemporary. Modern and contemporary started in the late 19th century and emerged into the 20th century creating mode like furnishings, and the styles were mixed together in one piece. Throughout the years we've embraced all kinds of interior design, from exotic, gothic, elegant, patriotic, or modern. History has given us something to use to our advantage and options, we can live how we want to in the comfort of our homes and choose any basic of style we want. History of interior design lets us look back on cultural differences and how it has influenced us today.
A period of interior design that I am particularly interested in is the Victorian period. The Industrial Revolution had a dramatic impact on interior design in the Victorian Age,