The Fundamentals of Interior Design

Author(s): Simon Dodsworth


Throughout the text, guidelines are given to provide structure and the reader is encouraged to adapt and initiate methodologies to suit individual project needs. This approach is gives designers a belief in their own abilities, and confidence to tackle different projects with the unique challenges that each one brings. This book includes a variety of case studies taken from contemporary interior designers, including Jonathan Tuckey Design and Project Orange. It features a variety of diagrams and 'talking points' to get students thinking about key issues, and contains a section on ethics in interior design.


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Simon Dodsworth studied at KLC School of Design, where he gained an Honours Diploma in interior design. After graduating he worked as a freelancer on residential projects with established architects, and also formed his own design business. He was later invited to teach at KLC, where he is now Director of Interior Design.

How to get the most out of this book. Introduction. The design process: The design process in action; Professional practice. Understanding the project: The client; The briefing; design analysis; Building and site research. Understanding the space: Understanding spatial relationships; A typology of technical drawing. Understanding building structures: Building construction principles; Materials for construction; Mechanical and electrical systems. Organising the space: Design development; Human dimensions and scale; Proportioning systems; Ordering systems; Inclusive design. The human interface: Materials and finishes; The decorative scheme; Acoustics; Furniture; Colour; Light. Sustainable design: Climate change; Energy-saving strategies and services; Sustainability and material use. Communicating design: Telling the story; Presentation drawings; Presentation boards; Multimedia presentations. Sources of inspiration. Index. Images sources. Acknowledgements. Working with ethics.

General Fields

  • : 9782940373925
  • : AVA Publishing SA
  • : AVA Publishing SA
  • : 0.68
  • : May 2009
  • : 230mm X 200mm X 15mm
  • : Switzerland
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Simon Dodsworth
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 729
  • : 176
  • : 250 colour illustrations