For a spatial designer, taking a clear and detailed brief from the outset is critical. In order to design the best environments for clients, they’ll want to understand how each room is used, what it is used for and who uses it. “It’s also about understanding how the clients interact in each room, for example, how a family might watch a movie; is it lying down on a couch or sitting on separate chairs. Having clients answer these things honestly will create the best outcome.”
A good spatial designer will consider the materiality and construction of the home, and incorporate this within the concept. “Most of our clients have also collected various artefacts and pieces of furniture over the years and these need to be incorporated into the design too. I love mixing old with new, layering textures and mixing patterns and shapes so the design is appealing to the eye,” Ann Marie says.
Frobisher was founded in Christchurch more than two decades’ ago and its focus remains on creating stylish, elegant spaces. Now working across New Zealand, the Frobisher team works directly with architects and clients on projects of all scopes from residential through to commercial.
Spatial design, while a relatively new concept, is one that’s gaining momentum as designers look to work more seamlessly between the language of architecture and interior concepts.
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