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The subconscious considerations that form the basis of new designs

Designers often have a list of foundational principles and considerations that subconsciously form the basis of a project when first viewing a new space.

These principals come from learnings, experience and expertise and often transcend the concept of trend. They stand the test of time and can be found in any and all great architecturally designed interior spaces.

This month, we explore these designer musings, with Corso Interior Architecture’s Joey Corso shedding light on some of the thought that goes into a design before the first draft is created and delivered to the client.

“When you look at a new space, what you really want to do is create something that looks great now, but also has the bones to make the distance over time,” said Joey. “Ideally, you want to have your design remain there for a long period of time, and for this reason you need to always consider how the design stands today as well as into the future.”

The first rule Joey reveals is to understand the simple rules of symmetry.

“When we walk through and experience an interior environment we often have moments that we enjoy because they are pleasing to the eye simply because the designer has factored in a respect for the principles of symmetry,” said Joey.

Symmetry, Joey says, allows for each space to achieve a sense of balance, factoring in both the important dramatic focal point as well as the less visually captivating elements.

“It is not about making everything match or paired, but rather looking at the flow and function of the space in its entirety and ensuring it all makes sense.”

The increasing relevance and importance of technology in both commercial and residential design has also bought about a new set of principles that designers must consider when embarking on the journey to the right arrangement.

“Technology makes everything that little bit easier but sometimes it can prove to be challenging for designers to accommodate for all the data cables, speakers, stereos and integrated media pieces into both a functioning and impactful design,” said Joey.

“In many ways, you want to embrace large media pieces to be the hero of the design, however you always need to factor in that the item may quickly become obsolete. For that reason, we always look at the design and how we can accommodate for the changing landscape of technology and play that knowledge and consideration to our favour.”

Jory Corso and his team of Melbourne-based designers at the Award Winning Corso Interior Architectures are known for their committed to ensuring each design not only meets the individual client brief but provides an exceptional experience for the end user.


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