Week 1 / January 22nd OVERVIEW + ASSIGNMENT

In-class Schedule:

Introductions, Description of class format, Review of Syllabus

Introductory Discussion: What are the principles of interior design?

 

Sign up for an orientation time to Archives:

Library Orientation: Before next class, take a trip to the library to get antiquated with periodicals and ID references.

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SIGN UP for Time to Visit Parsons Archives + Special Collections

 

The New School Archives & Special Collections

66 5th Avenue, Lobby Level, New York, NY 10011
212.229.5942

Content focuses on 20th Century Interior Design. Take a look at resources online

http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php

https://guides.library.newschool.edu/kellen_interior_design

 

 

Assignment: due on 1/29/19 at 7pm

PRECEDENT RESEARCH

Based on the themes and elements discussed in the opening lecture and syllabus, curate a collection of six photographed or drawn period rooms/interior spaces that studies a dominant Interior Design principles. Print individually (full bleed) on 11×17 or 8.5×11 and post to the blog. They should be considered noteworthy. When posting to the blog, site the sources, using Chicago style, under each image. In addition to your prints, bring trace paper, ruler and a pencil.

Categories:

Lighting + Phenomena

Patterns

the Body + Scale

Tone + Color

Texture

Form + Materiality

Materiality

Space/Interiority

Focus on changes over time. (For example: a sequence of rooms that addresses Lighting from oil lamps to programmable LEDs or a sequence of rooms that explores changing Patterns from the Baroque to the early Modernism to Digital Computation.) You will primarily use the Parsons Library(periodicals and reference books). In addition, you may use the online collections of New School Archives_Digital Collection, The Cooper-Hewitt , MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Contemporary references can be acquired through search engines based on Professor recommendations. Additional recommendations can be made through consultation with Professor. This class is about compare and contrast in precedent resources, from pinterest/intagram (carefully selected) to historic examples across the ages.

Next week, we will do an in-class writing and analytical drawing workshop that visually analyses and critically assesses this sequence of photographs or drawings. We will break down the drawing or photograph visually and trace over drawings to asses the other elements of design in its relationship to its dominant design element. This will start your research for the semester that may inspire an approach for your semester projects. Photo copy drawings on 11x17sheets and bring trace paper and different thicknesses of markers. Post originals and source (Designer, year, location) to blog. Post written analysis and visual analysis to the blog at the end of class.

 

LIST OF NOTEWORTHY INTERIOR DESIGNERS:

MODERN:
Eileen Gray

Adolf Loos
Charlotte Perriand
Maison du Brésil
Lilly Reich
Mies van der Rohe
Grete Lihotzky
Aino and Alvar Aalto
Ray and Charles Eames
Florence Knoll and Herbert Matter
Charlotte Perriand
Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier

CONTEMPORARY:
Roman and Erwan Bouroullec
AvroKO
Phillipe Rahm
Petra Blaise
Hella Jongerius
Roman Williams
David rockwell
Olafur Eliasson
Fernando and Humberto Campana
Andres Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

INTERIOR DESIGN PERIODS:
Roman
Medieval
Renaissance
Baroque
Rococo
Neoclassical
Empire
19th century
Art Nouveau
Art Deco
Early Modern
Late Modern
Contemporary

 

You have access to our spaces. We have 3 library locations, plus the Archives and Special Collections.  See these spaces in our short video introduction.  Learn more about what you have access to through our Access Chart, located under the Access and Borrowing tab on the website.

 

 

Principles of Interior Design

 

Michele Gorman

 

INTERIOR DESIGN PERIODS

 

Roman

Medieval

Renaissance

Baroque

Rococo

Neoclassical

Empire

19th century

 

These style period are documented in our collections of student work. Parsons School of Design Interior Design students needed to collect or create documentation of period architecture and furnishings:

 

 

Art Nouveau

Art Deco

 

Early Modern

  • Lyman Martin papers
    • http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Browse/objects/facet/collection_facet/id/18
  • Raymond Waldron papers
    • http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Browse/objects/facet/collection_facet/id/2
  • Edward Wormley papers
    • http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Browse/objects/facet/collection_facet/id/62

 

Late Modern

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