‘Consciousness’ is a state of our awareness of the sensations, thoughts, and other internal processes.
We all react to different aspects of our life. From the physical space around us, the smells, the sounds the tactile feel and our memories lead to a unconscious state within us.
Do you know that an average human being in an Urban setting spends about 90% of his time in a built environment. Therefore, Interior Architecture has a very profound effect on our living and being.
Do we question why one chair is more comfortable than the other, why do you prefer to your coffee in a particular cup, why do you like a particular coffee shop, why do like a particular spoon and not the other one…………….the list is endless.
Small things around us define us. We customize our surroundings especially the interior space around us. And eventually we define the things we like…………. somewhere along we define who we are. The design of the interior space (it is just not about the look of the space but all senses play) around us defines us.
Design is sometimes unconscious reaction to produce a solution to a problem. However, conscious design produces solutions through anticipation and questioning. Built-environments shape us and hence being conscious of the interior architecture to produce solution based design. Question the needs and requirements fill in the gaps in our daily lives for holistic solutions.
The aim is create awareness about design and us. Design is not an exclusive domain. Design should not be an elitist term. Design should be a part of our everyday lives. Design should be common place. Design should be aid to transform us and around us to efficient and effective in all we do.
Design professionals need to question the value of their contribution to society as a whole. Design of interior spaces and products like furniture, lamps etc create a questioning, adapting and creating self- benefit. This should not just be cost-based, question the usage patterns, the life cycle of the product, the environmental impact and create the connection with the space and product. Good spaces create good health (mental and physical) and good products add to our holistic lifestyles.
Feel, understand and care for everything we use. It our consciousness which will transform things around us, it will transform the way we live…….and may be have far reaching impact of creating simpler lives.
More and more of the human population is migrating towards urban, man-made environments, so it is very important for the betterment of the human living conditions that we are conscious of our built- environment. Every space needs to be designed for its need and requirement. Keep the human appeal. Being design conscious will allow each of us to question and create better places where we work, play and live.
We would like to invite you to be a part of this explorative process of design environments (interior architecture). Be aware, be conscious and collaborate with us to create a better tomorrow.