Dr.. Saadoun bin Hussein Al-Hamdani
A questioner may ask: What is the relationship between the art of diplomacy and the science and concepts of interior design? Is interior design a priority for diplomats and dignitaries? Why are diplomatic institutes now rushing to teach these concepts in their lectures and seminars?!
Interior design is the charisma and mirror that reflects the culture, nature and taste of a person, family or housewife who has a delicate taste and a high sense of interior design concepts. And the work of people before the engineering survey.
We first learn about interior design: it is the design of spaces, spaces and interior decorations to make them more comfortable and beautiful, whether inside rooms, offices, shopping centers or homes.
The interior design starts with the door, window, ceiling, walls, curtains, light, furniture, paintings, the choice of colors and finding harmony and harmony between them.
It is known that there is a great and fundamental difference between the art of decoration and the art of interior design, where decoration is concerned with the aesthetic aspects of the place, while design is concerned with the functional aspect and fulfilling the wants and needs of people.
Schools and diplomatic institutes are proud to sign bilateral agreements with interior design schools; Aiming to provide beautiful and elegant touches with purposeful feelings that reflect the diplomat’s positive personality, the nature of his thinking, his culture and his general taste. All these words are eager to be in his home or office so that the visitor will be impressed by the aesthetics of the place and take a classy impression of this diplomat and understand his personality without uttering a single word.
Interior design schools rely heavily on the concepts of social psychology and the desires and behavior of the person who wants to work for him in design. They study the following aspects: the person’s occupation, age, family, number of individuals, culture and tribe. background, if any, engineering space and financial costs… and others.
The interior designer considers the following: To find common features in the objects in one place, and to find a balance in the distribution of distances based on color, shape, line, light, shadow, number of windows and their size and doors so that there is a balance in shapes (squares, rectangles, triangles, etc.), and therefore lines, shape, light, color and pattern play a key role in reflecting the image and culture of a person, if we for example the house of one of our colleagues from the diplomatic cadre and find his home’s furniture calm and simple, and harmony and harmony in color between the walls, ceiling, curtains and doors, in addition to the choice of places and the quality of accessories such as plates, vases and tables Therefore, our reaction and evaluation of this person will be that he has a good academic background, beautiful taste, calm feelings and a delicate sense, unlike the person who enters his house and the council as a big see group of different colors . starting from the large pieces of furniture and its different sizes and heights with tables, as if we are in specialized stores for the sale of Various types of furniture and paintings that have nothing to do with the color of the curtains, in addition to the lack of coordination with the color of the walls and other spaces, which make an impression on me We say that this person is a diversion of ideas and lacks the experience, academic culture and sensitivity in these areas, and that this is just an unjustified waste and financial extravagance is. Therefore, the ceremonies or ceremonies departments focus on the aesthetic concepts of VIP offices, reception halls and meetings to reflect the culture, experience and professionalism of the person.
Interior design concepts began to hold great importance, not only for schools and diplomatic institutions; Because it reflects the culture, taste and professionalism of the diplomat, but the dignitaries began to pay attention to their offices, embassy halls, reception places, meetings and the banquet hall. Architectural and engineering colleges then turned into a specialized school to spread this culture, and royal palaces and aristocratic families began to pay attention to specialists in this science, so that the outer gardens of many palaces and castles used the creators to show the beauty of these places.
As for the administration of ceremonies or ceremonies in the presidential palaces, it uses famous international design schools to put beautiful and distinctive fingerprints on the colors and locations of furniture, as well as curtains and artistic paintings, in addition to the places for placement of flowers and their colors The taste and character of the person or the person in charge, even some of the ambassadors checked the height of the chairs on the floor and in accordance with the height of the tables next to them; Because it is important to show the aesthetics of the place.
Interior design was not limited to embassies and the homes of diplomats and dignitaries in countries, but began to spread very quickly in the Arab countries, especially in the beloved Sultanate of Oman among the general public and even in the new buildings of large companies and new ventures. ; In order to reflect the aesthetic, taste and personality of the company, and went further with the help of the designers of the new villa to put their beautiful touch regarding the consistency of colors between the walls, ceilings, curtains, furniture and even the color of the existing door, in addition to the paintings and their colors hung on the walls.
Finally, the art of diplomacy depends a lot on the concepts and foundations of interior design in the color coordination etiquette workshops; Because it affects the life and culture of the diplomat on several levels because he represents a state.