As the globe shrinks and the concept of distance diminishes, this text challenges the current status quo by identifying the cohesions and specialisations of design communities across the continents. It sets out an international spatial design landscape, identifying and contouring global design practice and design hotspots from a range of case studies, interviews and design practice perspectives. Using a range of interior environments, the chapters link the origins, trends and perceptions of the interior to create new insight into trans-global design. The book expands, but also coheres the interior design discipline to ensure the subject continues to grow, develop and influence the inhabitations of the world.
The book features a wealth of pedagogical elements including:
- Beautifully designed with over 100 full colour illustrations, photographs and examples of design work
- Maps and diagrams which highlight hotspots of design across the globe, providing strong graphic information
- Interview panels featuring professional insights from designers across the globe
- ‘Employability’ boxes, providing a good tips guide for students gaining employment across the globe
- ‘International Dimension’ boxes which strengthen the scholarship of studying interior design in a globalised way
- ‘Design Oddities’ box which brings into focus any new or contextual facts that help contextualise the global interior.
Table of Contents
FOREWORD – PROFESSOR LOIS WEINTHAL LIST OF TABLES LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS INTRODUCTION 1. VISIONS OF THE INTERIOR 1.1. INTERIOR DESIGN ISSUES 1.2. INTERIOR DIVERSITY Professional Practice Perspective interview and Case Study – Fuse Design, Leeds, UK 1.3. SPATIAL CULTURE 1.4. CASE STUDY PERSPECTIVE – ICELAND / MALAYSIA 2. GLOBAL TRANSLATION 2.1. DESIGN PROCESS UNRAVELED 2.2. INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR EDUCATION Professional Practice Perspective interview and Case Study – Graft Lab, Berlin. Germany 2.3 INTERIOR TYPOLOGY 2.4. CASE STUDY PERSPECTIVE – USA / RUSSIA 3. FIVE CITIES - GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES OF INTERIOR DESIGN 3.1. CITY PERSPECTIVE – CHICAGO, USA 3.2. CITY PERSPECTIVE – MANCHESTER, UK. 3.3. CITY PERSPECTIVE – MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA. Professional Practice Perspective interview and Case Study – Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo. Japan. 3.4. CITY PERSPECTIVE – ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. 3.5. CITY PERSPECTIVE – SHANGHAI, CHINA. 3.6. CITY PERSPECTIVE – SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS 4. CULTURAL IDENTITY 4.1. GLOBAL REACH AND SCOPE 4.2. INDIVIDUALISM AND THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY Professional Practice Perspective interview and Case Study – Brime Robbins Design – Madrid. 4.3. NATIONAL IDENTITY 4.4. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE CULTURES 4.5. CASE STUDY PERSPECTIVE – JAPAN / BRAZIL 5. SPATIAL FUTURES 5.1. SPATIAL RENEWAL AND REUSE 5.2. TRANSFORMATION 5.3. SPATIAL IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES Professional Practice Perspective interview and Case Study – Gensler, London UK. 5.4. SPATIAL CHOREOGRAPHY 5.5. INTERIOR LIFE-CYCLE 5.6. CASE STUDY PERSPECTIVE – SWEDEN / SOUTH AFRICA 6. GLOBAL DESIGN PRACTICE 6.1. THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEXICON 6.2. GLOBAL EMPLOYMENT Professional Practice Perspective interview and Case Study – Linehouse Design, Shanghai/, China/ Hong Kong. Professional Practice Perspective interview and Case Study – SMC Design, London, UK 6.3. THE INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO – THE DIGITAL PERSPECTIVE 6.4. CASE STUDY PERSPECTIVE – UK / INDIA 7. CONCLUSION GLOSSARY BIBLIOGRAPHY IMAGE AND PHOTO CREDITS TABLES APPENDIX INDEX
Roderick Adams is Deputy Head of Design, researcher and senior academic at the School of Design, University of Northumbria. His work develops new interdisciplinary research that connects education and the international professional practices of design.
His current research projects explore spatial and interior cultures, workplace design, productivity, design anthropology and sustainable design futures.