Interior design concerns itself with more than just the visual or ambient enhancement of an interior space; it seeks to optimize and harmonize the uses to which the built environment will be put. Interior design is a practice that responds to changes in the economy, organization, technology, demographics, and business goals of an organization.
Interior design is generally divided into two categories, residential and commercial. Today, interior designing is becoming increasingly specialized as buildings and materials get more complex technologically, regulations and standards more demanding.
Interior designs must adhere to code and regulatory requirements, and encourage the principles of environmental sustainability. Interior design can also influence the choice of real estate that will address the organization’s needs through the architecture and design elements. The interior design process follows a systematic and coordinated methodology, including research, analysis, and integration of knowledge into the creative process, whereby the needs and resources of the client are satisfied to produce an interior space that fulfills the projects goal.
Design LAB International’s Interior designing consultancy plays an extremely important role in the “whole building” design process and should be contracted at onset of the project, referred to as the pre-design phase or programming phase, with other major disciplines, key stakeholders, client, and end-user contacts. We work closely with the client to understand their business and space needs. This can be thought of as strategic programming. It should occur at same time as the building program is conducted. By assisting the organization in understanding its needs, as well as analyzing and recommending ways to link organization’s mission, business, and work processes to an intelligent workplace and space strategy, we add value to client’s organization and real estate.
Excellent communication with key members of the team helps in defining challenges and each team member’s expectations to ensure a successful project. We carefully communicate the intent or project plan and how “whole building” systems and architecture can be explored to meet client expectations. Thus, an integrated team approach is important, and the coordination and collaboration of all disciplines is essential to a successful solution.