Chessboard and interior design: what's in common
Chess is considered the most intellectual game ever invented by a man. Its principles and rules are used in psychology, military, political scientists, scientists apply. Based on the canons of chess, give the capacious characteristics of a particular process. For example, the definition of Europe as a geopolitical object on the world stage is included in the title of the book written by the former American presidential adviser on security issues Z. Brzezinski - "The Great Chessboard." They did not ignore this game and its rules designers of premises, landscapes and household items.
The absence of something superfluous, interaction, the subordination of individual elements to a single whole and their simultaneous contrast are the fundamental principles of playing chess. All of them formed the basis of graphic design.
The main methods used in the design of interior design
- Accent. It consists in the fact that each element in the composition should not be similar to the neighboring one. This applies not only to the size, shape and attitude to the surrounding space, but also color. The alternation of geometric figures of different shades is a very popular technique in the work of designers, which they were prompted by a chessboard. Due to its use, it is possible to expand the space or, on the contrary, draw attention to a certain part of it, hiding the existing shortcomings both in the layout of the room and in all decoration. Best of all, the alternation of the cell approaches the styles of minimalism and high-tech. This does not always use a black and white palette.
- Reiteration. The chessboard is a systematic alternation of cells. This method is used by interior designers to give the room a sense of integrity and solidity. Makes the designer work complete, organized and orderly.
- Alignment. No item in the interior can be located anywhere. Therefore, designers use one more principle, which has a chessboard. This alignment (in the game - the line of defense or attack). Elements are placed horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
- Correspondence and unity. A chain of interior items from smaller details to large ones, creating a whole composition of the whole room, then its relationship to external factors - and so on ad infinitum. These conditions seem to repeat the arrangement of the figures in the chess game. First - a series of pawns, which are both smaller in size, and in importance in comparison with the second series. The chess board changes in its form during the game: the figures move, one disappears, others come to the fore. Such changes can occur a large number, but the essence remains the same - a game of chess.
The magic of straight angles has been used by designers for a long time, beginning with the 70s of the last century. It is appropriate in the classical and Japanese interior, in the style of pop art, in the arrangement of baths and children's rooms. Its versatility lies in the fact that the cell is equally well suited for residential and office buildings, no matter whether you took as a basis for the idea of design a multicolored Scotch, the correct geometric shapes or the leading element of decoration was the chess board. Photos, images, color, line, location in space - these are the tools of the graphic designer. It is not necessary to be a professional photographer or artist, but to have a feeling of completeness and depth of the room, a sense of light, a contrast of color and halftone is very desirable for those who are trying to achieve success in this area. Create, create, invent! Creativity is a process that requires a lot of effort and effort, and experience will necessarily come.