Successful interior design requires resolving a multitude of logistical and creative problems to produce a coherent, functional and aesthetically pleasing environment. This book, the first of its kind, tackles the problem from a theoretical approach and not in the conventional how-to or inspiring ideas fashion. Categorising design into nine key elements, including space, light, display, storage, and offering new terminology to describe each area, the author breaks new ground in the field of interior design in an approach that brings vitality and clear communication to a misunderstood and often free-wheeling design discipline.
Drawing on more than 45 years' experience as an interior designer, Anthony Sully provides the ultimate resource in insight and explains best practices from interpreting a client's brief, to analysing the building, to setting up a design team and work schedule plus a host of other practical aspects. Peppered through this toolkit are illustrations and explanations of how to analyse space and form in relation to human activity, the formulation of design concepts, and how to learn from mistakes that have been made in the past.
Anthony Sully is a graduate and Silver Medallist of the Royal College of Art. He became a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers and the Royal Society of Arts in 1992, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2008. His career has been divided equally between practising as an interior designer and teaching at various universities in the UK and the USA. He has worked on projects in Europe and Japan, and has received numerous awards. He runs his own interior design consultancy.
Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1 Clarification 1. The Present Situation 2. Definition of Terms Part 2 Body and Measurement 3. Human Form 4. Geometry & Proportion Part 3 Visual Understanding 5. Perception 6. Expression & Meaning Part 4 Design Process 7. Theoretical Basis for Design Process 8. Searching for Codes 9. Conclusion Glossary Bibliography Index