Interior Design at The Glasgow School of Art is a vibrant Studio Community. A place where creative imaginations promote a deeper understanding of the potential and actual value of the spaces we inhabit.
It makes use of its location – a specialist Studio within a specialist Art School – to focus on how the nature, quality and potential of the interior can be developed. The Studio is central to such considerations. It is a place where we discuss, develop and define that which surrounds us. It is a place where we talk, make, draw and show. It is a place where we reveal how the world we hope to inhabit might appear, how it might feel and how it might be.
The revitalisation, reuse and re-imagining of such spaces requires a sensitivity to the particular qualities of a site, along with an understanding of the needs of the people who will populate the eventual construction. In proposing fresh ways people might use a building, a skilled interior designer is able to creatively embrace the constraints of brief and context, engaging in a dialogue between existing form and contemporary approaches to the organisation, detailing, and decoration of a space.
IDGSA’s focus is upon building an environment where the many ways of creating and defining interiors are explored; a creative, imaginative and critical space for students and staff to focus on and navigate through the subject, and develop a deep understanding of the crafting of interiors and the craft of learning.