Yes is More – The BIG take on Interior Design
BIG – better known as Bjarke Ingels Group – is a Danish architecture firm that is renowned for its radical take on Design. Led by Bjarke Ingels, BIG tries to think outside the box, tries to emulate various concepts and techniques into a single pragmatic design that is both unique and fun. Their philosophy calls for ‘yes is more’ – a new take on design strategy that pulls away from the conventional. Yes is more tells you to let go of reservations and let the design take an organic form. Merge different style if you have to, play with lighting, manipulate the material palate – stop being afraid to have a little fun with your space. It is an ideology that frees you of mental constraints and lets you play with different schemes. Below, we’ll be taking a look at a few designs that try to articulate this concept eloquently into space.
Into the reservation
There is a subtle sort of beauty in this design. It might not look like the perfect interpretation of ‘yes is more’ but if you look closely, you will definitely see the nuances of this design breaking tradition. There is no one style, and even though the material palate id distinctly subdued, the space still carries out the subtle notoriety of the BIG concept by playing with light – creating a drama of shadow and light. It also takes liberty with the various furniture style – though the end result may be distinctly sophisticated, the design of each furniture and lighting fixture is far from the ordinary conservative constraints of design.
Playing with the Space
What if the space you are given for an interior theme is too small? Say yes, and it can become more. This design takes a small space and gives it a gloriously capacious feel. This phenomenon is achieved by cladding one wall entirely in glass. The reflection gives the illusion of space that is larger, more spacious and double the size of the original look. This sort of clever techniques are what inspires the concept of yes is more. The idea of this space is enhanced even more by playing with color and texture – the exposed brick provides a dissimilar contrast while the overlap of white with the fluorescent lighting gives the space an airy feel.
If you do not want to go overboard with materials and ideas, then this concept can be achieved by holding your hand and allocating that restraint into your interior space. Just infuse a bit of articulation – a personal flair in design – so that there are subtle nuances in the design itself that stand out. In this case, these include the unique lighting fixtures – both stand alone and attached to the ceiling – the clever representation of materials; a perfect combination of contrast and texture that his highlighted by the rather minimalist furniture.