I am Mimi, from Taiwan.
I studied Industrial Design and worked as a product designer before in Taiwan.
This year, I study in Interior Design MaHKU and research on indoor topography.
In the western culture, spaces are given the meanings by the names such as living room, bathroom and bedroom. These concrete ideas limited the usage and reduced the freedom of arrangement from the beginning. Nowadays, people have different definition of the space. They pursue good quality of living, leisure, more freedom and privacy in their own space. People look for the way to meet with their demands for space, living quality and also own their privacy.
It is common to break the hedges of the inner space for extending people’s living area. For example, people bring the dining table into the living room or blur the boundary between living room and kitchen. It is difficult to find the balance in an old small dwelling. While looking for ways of opening the space to extend living area, people still want to keep their security which their house could provide. However, it is always a challenge to find out the balance to satisfy people with these different aspects.
“Indoor pond” is my inspiration to design a living space. Ponds are always lower than horizontal lines and gathering water in the natural geography for example. My concept is trying to piece up a layered indoor space with those natural elements such as hills, rivers and caves. I make the interior to extend living space and find out possibilities of privacy by creating indoor topography.