Why is interior designer needed and what is the difference between an interior designer and a carpenter?
Mostly people think or ask why interior designer is needed when carpenter can do the job.
An interior designer takes into consideration client needs, likes and dislikes of colours, patterns and textures, and creates a perfect design to match the taste and suite client needs. An Interior designer also undertakes arranging the basic layout of spaces, acoustics, lighting in order to balance the harmony and to convert the structure into a ‘home’ or ‘office’.
More than the looks of a building, Interior design is about the functionality and aesthetics of a living space. For example, in the hands of a professional interior designer a small apartment can be transformed into a very specious one where as a huge apartment can become less spacious in the hands of a non-professional.
Carpenters do not design. They only execute the work either based on the picture provided by the client or go with the default design without considering the colour combination and space management.
The profession of Interior Design is relatively new, constantly evolving, and often confusing to the public. It is not an artistic pursuit and relies on research from many fields to provide a well-trained understanding of how people are influenced by their environments.
What is interior design?
Interior designer is where you use your creativity to design your home or office according to the client needs. When you say it is a residential project, an interior designer thinks in a creative manner to understand the needs of the clients to work together to create a dream-home with right planning, colour combination, lighting effects and theme. A designer who works on a residential project is specialized in a particular part of home design, such as kitchen, bathrooms, furniture designing, and ceiling designs.
In commercial interior design, the designer plans the design and space in the office space and building. A commercial design is very vast. Wherever you go or see the commercial building or offices you will come across different plan, concept and design. A commercial project may be a school, bank, office, mall, restaurant or shop. Each commercial building has aspects. People who work in an office require a comfortable space to sit and move around the workstation with good natural light as well as artificial lights. These features are important to create a productive and appealing work environment. The features are project-specific. For example, in a mall the shops are designed with bright colours to attract the crowd.
There are different types of interior designers who are specialized in different fields. Some of the different types of interior designs are:
1. Residential interior design
2. Commercial interior design
3. Hospitality design
4. Healthcare design
5. Universal design
6. Exhibition design
When you look into the history of interior design, there are different types, styles and concepts of interior design such as:
2. British ( Norman Period)
3. Curele ( Stool )
5. Early English Renaissance
7. Baroque Style ( Louis XIV – Regency, Louis XV)
8. Rococo Style