Buildings are constructed to fulfill inner needs. Interiors are designed for human life. In every room, we are to sense the pleasure of form, function and atmosphere. Rooms are designed for everyday living – a place to relax, grow, and just be in.
Exteriors and interiors are coordinated to become a natural part of our landscape. Bodies, things and rooms intersect in time and place. Architecture, technology and art are intended to afford security, beauty and an understanding of our culture and nature.
It could be architects – interior architects, landscape architects, building architects and planners – who give form to our future, the private room and the public sphere. Instead politicians and authorities, together with industrial markets, are taking up more and more space in our rooms, inner as well as outer. Advertising, technical games, and physical obsession are directing us inside and out, through rooms, buildings and onto streets and town squares.
This spring we are exhibiting the work of the first students to graduate from the new Master’s Group InSpace within the Department of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design. These students bring together different experiences from their undergraduate education at Konstfack or other institutions. These students, who have studied for a total of 5 years at Konstfack or the equivalent, will be able to call themselves Masters of Interior Architecture. Likewise, our undergraduates are receiving a degree after three years of study. They can then apply to the Master’s program at Konstfack or somewhere else in the world. They can also seek a foothold in the work market. They will graduate as Bachelors of Interior Architecture.
Students choose, as they should, their own focus in the fields of this education.
The Spring Exhibition at Konstfack presents a spectrum of values and expressions. Bodies, rooms, images, and things are the voice of the student in the societal debate and a test of their understanding of the task of the interior architect.
This year nature has been a clear source of inspiration and a model. Our relationship to growth and change in nature has been developed on various scales, in materials, forms and techniques. Our students’ work seeks its identity along the edge of the superficiality of our society. Naturally and necessarily.
Jonas Bohlin, Professor of Furniture Design
Karin Nyrén, Professor of Interior Architecture