I was drawn to this temporary New York interior created by Snarkitecture for Richard Chai because it is just so simple and so ingenious! I mean, why not carve out a space rather than add add add?
I love detailing, I am obsessed with it and Mies van der Rohe’s infamous line ‘god is in the detail’ is one of the only quotes that I know. That, and ‘less is more’, which rather than a contradiction is the absolute key to good detailing. Knowing when to hold back is vital. The beauty of this interior is that it’s very simple but it looks full, the surroundings don’t detract from the product, rather the clothing and shoes look precious against their backdrop. My only consideration would be for the lighting (halogen down lights), in my mind this could have been made more of and the space could have become more precious – perhaps I’m not a less is more kind of girl after all! This interior may have captured my attention as I had seen NZ artist’s Peter Robinson installation at the Peter McLeavey Gallery in The Man in the Hat in 2009. Robinson’s polystyrene installation caught my imagination and I thought ‘why wouldn’t that work as an interior fitout?’. Well here it is, and it just goes to show that you have to be quick!