This project was for the Interior design company, Meraki Design.
SONNING EYE, READING
Three layers create the interior identity for the space. That which was; that which is; and the link between the two.
The first layer is the building, wishing to expose and unearth the beauty of the industrious space, celebrating the Mills original architectural design and its tranquil setting. The second layer is the theatre itself – The act of creating an experience – all loose items are associated with this concept. The furniture, Staff uniforms, décor, cutlery etc all carefully curated to enhance the experience. Bringing bits of the theatre into the rest of the space ie. Industrial lighting, props, director’s chairs.
The link is an idea to seamlessly connect the two concepts. Research has shown that the modern concept of design for the theatre developed during the twentieth century. It was not until the 1920s that scenic design, or set design, was listed in the theatre programs as a production role. We are tapping into this era as a reference on style for the loose items so that the new décor is still appealing to the older clientele and as well as younger adults.