One would think, after looking at some of the less expensive interior design in Singapore work that it was completed by a committee, of whom, each member had an idea and decided to run with it. If that is the current thinking then good luck, because of of the most exquisite design work to have been completed in the last 20 years has been Singapore interior design.
Singapore has a several advantages that other areas of the world lack. They include:
- A location almost on the equator in the southwest Pacific where it is warm
- A location that encourages wide, open, airy rooms and interior designs that lend themselves to the climate
- Access to materials that cost a fortune in the West and that, honestly, make little sense where the temperature is a roaring -17-degrees C.
Singapore interior design then can take advantage of its warmth and the year-round winds (they do switch direction about every six months) to design long, elegant rooms that feature such items as:
- Pastel silk sheeting, pleated at the top that not only look nice as interior design elements that seem to float in the breeze
- Jute and other corded items that can be used as room dividers or wall hanging, thus making Singapore interior design unique
- Indigenous wood products from which one can construct chairs or couches or desks that can then be used not only as functional piece of a room, but also as pieces that complement an interior design
If there is one lesson to be learned from creating interior designs in Singapore and that can be used as one becomes an experienced Singapore interior designer it is this: there are many local products that are not only “green” (renewable) but which can be used in any number of ways to set a room’s design.
Take bamboo, for example. It is a member of the grass family, probably is largest and most fibrous, yet, when it is cut down and used to good effect it can become a key design element in a Singapore designer’s work.
Looking at this a little more closely. If one were to use the complete plant, except for the root (that’s the renewable part as a new bamboo plant will grow from it it), one could create a rather unique wall design that would, at once admit a breeze, while, at the same time, keep out rain and other unwanted elements.
All it would take is interweaving the bamboo leaves with the stalks and then finishing it with the proper framing and one would have a very interesting piece of Singapore design work.
Proper Design Training Needed
One thing to remember about many of the workers in this part of the world is that they still adhere very much to a caste or class system of working where an entrant to a field must spend a certain amount of time doing scut work such as digging and dragging clays and cement products to create the buildings in which the journeymen, under the direction of the master, create the intricate wall hangings and room design cues that set interior design apart in Singapore.
The final design is the work of the master craftsman who has spent years learning the trade of an interior designer in Singapore. They are the people responsible for those wonderfully airy rooms that are functional, yet quite nicely designed.