“We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates.” ― Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
As the next generation of interior designers, I believe that we have to look beyond traditional approaches of our forefathers. In my work, the quality of a space is no longer dependent on just its layout, materials or fixtures – it lies in the ephemeral, fleeting effects of the space that gives its visitor a momentary experience or a fond memory. I believe that a well-designed space should move people in an intangible way they cannot describe with words. The relationship among each element in the space should evoke feelings to remember the space by, even in years afterwards, like a form of déjà vu. It could lie in the way materials glimmer when hit with light at a certain angle, or the shadows that occupy in-between spaces.