Fast food, fast fashion, fast world. And what if we avoid everything that is cheap and quick and focus on quality and longevity instead?
Beside the great amount of visuals I enjoy designing spaces just as much. I choose to design in a holistic and sustainable way – taking into account as many relevant short and long term factors as possible as well as considering the cradle-to-cradle impacts and reducing harm as much as possible including the precautionary principle. As a result my projects don't have an equal style, but there is a linking point between them: finding the simplest and most concise solutions that provide the desired results.
What's the most difficult part of designing for slow living?
The difficult part of designing spaces for slow living is that they must be perfectly tailored. While designing I'm creating specific solutions that fit a particular situation. At the same time my design must be adaptable. I develop solutions that will continue to work over time or that can be modified as needed.
What is important while designing a space for slow living?
Choose durable, non-toxic materials. Making sure that the objects you buy can be maintained over time while minimising the need for repairs and replacement. During renovation eliminate as much as possible processes that pollute or are toxic.
What kind of spaces can I help with?
I focus on modest spaces for homebodies, well-balanced retail interiors as well as kids' tree-houses. With as much pleasure I design scenography for a concert or an exhibition as well as meeting and brainstorming rooms in an office.
I create imaginative environments using various colours and stylistic conventions, looking for my inspiration in nature and art. If you are curious to hear more about what I can offer, do not hesitate to get in touch. Send me your brief and learn how I work.
Design by Agata Smok Visualisations Barlinek
designer and art director specialising in visual identity projects.