Work 5, a publication of the AAS Interior Design Program

Work 2011, volume 5, highlights work from the 2010-1011 academic year in the Parsons Associate Degree Program in Interior Design. Click here to view the e-book and click WORK 5 to download the pdf

In this issue, we understand “decoration” as much more than aesthetic flourishes; decoration for us means materials and texture, line, form and space, color and light – all of the qualities that contribute to the overall experience of a space.

In their studies, students in the AAS Interior Design program investigate the ways in which the language of decoration can enhance overall design through wallcoverings, fabrics, furniture and appliqués. The student projects selected for this volume explore the role of decoration in workplaces, nightclubs, exhibitions and in schools.

We are pleased to include the essay, “Ornament and Pattern,” by Susan Yelevich, Director of Parsons graduate program in Design Studies. The essay is introduced by Ioanna Theocharopoulou, Assistant Professor in the School of Constructed Environments.

This volume also features the work of AAS alumna Mary Daivs, who graduated in 2010 and has already built an inspiring design practice.

We also present a new online research resource the I have developed for interior designers, Decoration As Composition.

And in keeping with our focus on decoration throughout this book, we consider its effects on recent projects by faculty members Ghislaine Viñas, Thomas Hickey and Helen Quinn.



Johanne Woodcock, Director of AAS Interior Design