Grand Hotel, Harstad
Styling, Products & Placing
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Styling interiors, objects and products is about creating good energy and atmosphere. It’s about putting together shapes, colours, and textures, to evoke a feeling; inviting you to enter, touch, taste. Interior is about room conditions, light and shade. Styling and product photography is also about the small details that show personal taste and spirit.
A:RT GYMSAL, NORWAY
600 SQ/M - GYMNASIUM fROM 1892, 10 STUDIOS
OWNER . DESIGNER . CEO
In 2004 I bought a military gymnasium from 1892. The building was over 500m2 so I decided to invite creative business to share the space. As the gym hall is Grade One Listed, I was unable to change or adapt the exterior or interior. I decided to construct a glass building inside a building.
“A:RT GYMSAL is a unique creative and economic project that brings together, inside an historic building, a diverse group of creative practitioners and businesses. These business are manifold and include, interior design, cultural economic consultancy, fine arts, photography, advertising, graphic design, events arranging, textile and jewellery design, journalism and web programming.
Ultimately creative, it i s a surprising and expansive dialogue between materials of different types. Glass reflects raw steel, crystal lights stone. A working, living sculpture, a creative hive that transmits it’s energy and visions far beyond the material existence of the building and yet exists because of it. A:RT GYMSAL is creative dialogue and visionary ideas realised. It can shift shape and respond to environments from international board - room to private studio. It is to be learnt from, copied and developed. A:RT GYMSAL is inspirational." CLARE CARSWELL.