When I think of Interior Design I think of expression, creation and liberation that incorporates a plethora of tonal colour, an understanding of how materials relate to environments and human beings and how we gracefully create spatial elements that work for the inhibitor of that space.
Fundamentally Interior Designer's are space makers. They craft a precise slice into an existing area which transforms a space to a fully functional machine that works for all.
Take away that machine, that desire for progression, that eagerness to create an aesthetical beauty and you take away the very ethos that the industry is built upon.
We should be encouraging each and every designer no matter what proffesion to be ground-breaking, to explore creatively, to create their own manifestos and mantras and not regurgitate other people's mantras. Where will the next Heatherwick, Novembre, Foster be found if one does not understand who they are and what they want to achieve in a design world that is clouded with regurgitating already conquered conquests?
For example what else can be done to revolutionise a chair now? Instead of designing chairs we should be creating the chair of the future.
Chairs are simple and functional. Their primary use is to be sat on for comfort. There are chairs for the office, chairs for a car chairs for almost everything. But when does a chair not become a chair? If you change the primary use then a chair becomes uncomfortable. If you change the primary use again then the chair becomes unbearable to be used for it's functional purpose and therefore you have created a sculpture.
I want more sculptures... please.