Space, light and order, those are the
things that one needs just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep. (Le Corbusier)
Is it only me? Isthere still a tendency to thinking that interior design is decoration?
There are times when I
choose the word planning instead of design, in order to emphasis
the functional significance.
Have you ever thought
what it is like to design for a religious family? A family who practicing a
Way of life – belief, religion,
to millions of people are one and rather important.
If 30 years ago, consulting with an interior designer was considered hedonistic, in the power of only wealthy people, that changed.
Stop for a moment to think, what is the purpose of interior planning and design?
In my opinion, first of
all functionality, creating a space that suits the users, due to their customs,
habits, way of life in the restrictions of the building and also the
geographical conditions (topography, climatology, including light brightness,
Ancient theories as Feng
Shui and are not religion and can be used as no colliding is at stake.
It is quite obvious that
a designer should understand and consider what the client needs, the slightest
variations are also important, especially when a certain way of practicing
belief is present.
One might say – "a
stranger won't understand it."
It is only a religious designer who can create
a good/right design for the religious sector?
I was lucky to design
for several religious families and each one of them had a certain way of life,
what is "no no" to one, was OK with another. I didn’t make
presumptions; I preferred to ask in a polite respectful way.
Using modern solutions
both in lighting and different electronics subject to rules of specific religious
jurisdiction can improve and ease a waste of time and make free time for more
Why, where and how many biblical
book shelfs are needed?
Where to locate the wet rooms?
Guest toilet – sink inside or outside?
What to include in the dining room? Where to locate
the hand washing cup / sink?
Master bedroom – one or separated beds? en-suite
bathroom or not?
Kitchen – how many sinks? Double drawer dish washer? (Fisher
&Pykel brand); space for Passover dishes?