When I was a young boy, I was sitting on the table and I was sketching my room in several diverse ways. I was drawing my dreams about locations I wanted to live in. It was my secret world in which I could really feel safe and happy.
Pursuit of the shelters is a part of our human being from the very first moment of our lives.
Our initial home is mother’s womb where abide prior to we born. Next, mother’s arms and cosy cot are shelter locations we ‘live’ in. As kids we develop tree houses, secret tents or arrange private, mysterious places for dreaming or escapes. Finally we develop our houses for our families and next generation.
Notion of shelter places is not a matter of time it is a matter of existence. From the dawn of the history men and women were searching for shelters. At the beginning it could be cave or den; next we began to create easy cots and hut utilizing natural supplies like branches and leaves. After ages of changes and hundreds of various methods of house building, these days we can use countless numbers of natural and artificial supplies for buildings and interiors arrangement. New technologies and accessibility quite a few mediums of modern world give us unlimited possibilities.
Concept of the shelters is not only about places we indwell, it is also about aesthetic of it.
Like Palaeolithic men and women developed walls of Lascaux with primitive paintings, first human shelters , 16 thousand years old, like anonymous artists painted residences of Greek and Roman wealthy citizens, like initial French decorators such as Le Vau or Mansard working for aristocratic and royal families, like design ideas of artists representing Arts and Craft Movements aimed for wide range of social classes of 19th century England; also modern people, as by no means before, are searching for personal and distinctive solutions for their own spaces, both residential and commercial.
Spaces we live in have double meaning, 1st personal, but also as a symbol of our social status. Personal aspect represents our soul, individual demands, colours we like, the things that could make us happy, supplies the most suitable for us, the way in which we organise our space, every thing match with our personality. Personal aspect is also inseparably connected with our families; take into consideration both, personal demands of other members of the family and demands of the family as a unity. Social aspect of our spaces is rather connected with commercial places such as offices, shops, working and production areas or others. Because, except when we are sleeping, nowadays we spend much more time in our work locations then in our private houses it is quite essential to design it as human spaces, nearly as second home, contain personal demands of individuals who work there.
I actually believe that residence is a theatre for self-expression and change and that locations in which we live includes locations in which we work can enact our desire in the most fundamental sense.
This is as simple as complex, the mission of modern interior designers to properly identify each and every aspect of being 21st century individuals and tease out archetype, deeply hiding human demands. The point of modern designers is to listen to the individuals and let them open, following by the sentence of 1 of the nowadays iconic designers, Philippe Starck – ‘In all my life, I by no means speak about design and architecture; I often speak about our life: our fight, our pain, our difficulties, our dreams, our vision, our utopia.’