Mysteries – A Design Ideology display by Diploma in Interior Design
Diploma in Interior Design June 2022 batch held a display on their module Design Ideologies under the guidance of their faculty Mr. Fahad. The theme for the display was ‘Mysteries’.
Mystery means how an obscured view leads to enticement. A place that is shrouded in mystery creates a sense of eager anticipation that may reward with something that is compelling when investigated further. To bring this mystery into space lies on the interior designer to imagine a space rather than staging it. Hence, designers need to keep in mind how the users may approach an object, experience that will make them go in to a space, and what spatial features will reassure them to keep on going further.
The prospect of design ideology is to create respect for culture, distinguish between masculine and feminine, or adhere to a design model. The latter represents how design prototypes can be compared to ideal citizens. This enables designers to come up with solutions to fit the current times and leads to the promotion of the standards of design models. The theme is an examination of the patterns and how they came into being.
Patterns infuse a sense of drama into a space and provide dimension. It is an intentional repetition of design and becomes a focal point of a room. The module was explored into 3 segments – history, art and architecture. Each student had chosen one country and their art form and presented it on A2 sheets.
The activity followed an eloquent investigative approach. It included a presentation and breakdown of the concepts related to design ideology in relation to pattern creation.
The students started their project by conducting research which is a first step in conducting a study. This method is instrumental for any process as it helps to gain a better understanding of the topic and also provides a framework to carry out the work effectively. It takes time to interpret patterns and then use them in a space. Patterns are all around us. They can be traced to civilizations, they are found in buildings, fabrics, sculptures and in nature in the form of animals, plants, leaves, geographical locations like climatic factors, the availability of the fertile land with flora and fauna and other existential things etc. through a visual representation. They were also encouraged to understand the impact of these patterns around them. This segment aided the students to understand why the past is important to shape the future.
The students further investigated the art and culture of the particular country and researched about the stories behind the particular art being used on the furniture, and elements like gates, windows, balconies etc. They also inspected artists and the reasons for selecting a particular art form.
The last segment was architecture. The students researched the architectural work of various eras to understand the inspiration and idea behind the unique design approach. During ancient times when there was no videography, carved sculptures were used in order to depict their era. For example, in the Rococo architecture, during the reign of King Louis, which was also a feminist era, the leaves and flowers were the prominent element and these were carved on sculptures to use in the interiors. Considered a rebellious phase in design, it was the final embodiment of the Baroque movement. The style was theatrical and ornamental in nature. This helped the students understand how such motifs can be used in interior designing.
Design Ideology requires a deep understanding of history, art and architecture and is vital for a project’s success. To highlight the foundation to create a well-rounded design ideology it can be attained by being flexible and keeping in mind the future and social requirements. If a student aspires to pursue a job in the interior industry. A structured course provides a good base to learn all about art culture. Learn the art of designing from JD Institute of Fashion Technology, one of the best interior designing institutes in Bangalore.