Introduction

 

Why we draw

Good interior design does not begin with a drawing but with an idea, an ill-defined image that exists for a moment in the imagination and continues to flit, evasively, across the mind’s eye. Designing is, in effect, the pursuit of that image: a succession of attempts to define it more precisely, to give it form, to examine it and assess its worth, to make progressively more objective decisions that finalize ideas and to communicate those ideas to clients, collaborators and builders in the form of drawn and written instructions.

Drawing, at first broadly and speculatively and then with increasing focus and precision, is the means to test rigorously how a near-abstract concept can be viably translated into reality. It ...

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