When did interior design begin?

4 August, 2021 Gregory Grumbles 4

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    7 August, 2021

    The history of interior design is as ancient as architecture. We know that buildings have always been decorated with paintings and sculptures, so some might argue that the very first interior designer was Michelangelo who designed the frescos of the Sistine Chapel. In ancient Egypt, decoration had a much more practical purpose; hieroglyphs were inscribed on walls to identify rooms and to provide messages for visitors. Interiors in Greek temples are noted for their sophisticated geometric patterns incorporating geometry and mathematics, which evolved from priests' ornamenting doorways using ropes and simple shapes to hold back spirits believed to dwell amid ritual proceedings

    7 August, 2021

    The profession of interior design can be traced as far back as 1760, with the emergence of classicism. At this time architects and decorators became more specialized, resulting in the splitting of individual roles. It was during this period that furniture makers first recognized the need for designers by collaborating with them to create a 'living room' in space. This shift from typical single-purpose living spaces into multi-functional ones created vast new opportunities for innovative career architects (designers).

    7 August, 2021

    The term "interior design" was coined in the early 20th century. It today refers to a number of related tasks including planning space layouts and furnishing, specifying and implementing colors and finishes, marking levels of ambient light and adding flooring among many other tasks. An interior designer is someone who plans spaces inside buildings for the building's owner. The interior designer will take into consideration things like where furniture will go, what items should be on which shelves or walls, how much lighting a room may need (or not need) depending on its function. Along with designing new spaces, an interior designer must coordinate with designers of furniture and fixtures as well as work with contractors that specialize in the selection or fabrication of decoration materials.

    7 August, 2021

    The word "interior design" was first used in 1946, but the profession is older. It's always existed to a lesser extent, even in cavemen days before there were shops for furniture and other items that are now sold separately. Essentially, it is just another type of decoration - one that happens inside your home instead of outside on the front lawn or porch. You might be surprised to know that it wasn't until 1953 when the American Home Furnishings Association coined and agreed upon a definition for today's more omnipresent idea of "a combination of aesthetic and managerial skills applied within an environment."