Project Engineering in the realization of interior design - HOTEL METROPOL PALACE

In a sea of information, beautiful photos, self-promotion of different companies, project engineering is the "lifeblood", which allows us to turn our client’s dream into a reality...

Kitchen Design trends for year 2019

Kitchen was never just a place for food preparation but the focal point of each home and family. Whether it is family gathering or just dinner with friends we often find ourselves in kitchen...

Hotel Metropol

Hotel Metropol is not only a protected cultural monument, but also one of the most recognizable symbols of modern Belgrade. It was built between 1954 and 1958, according to the ...

Secession & Antonio Gaudi

At the mention of the art and architecture from the beginning of the 20th century, their originality and fairy tale impression, it is impossible not to reflect upon Antonio Gaudi...

My story with Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma , Japanese architect was born in 1954 in Yokohama, today he runs the Bureau Kengo Kuma and Associates in Tokyo and Paris...

Reconstruction and interior design for Hemofarm commercial building

Even if this is the first time you’re reading a post on our blog, you will easily realize that DAN stands for a young architecture studio. To describe the process of creation behind this project...

Interior design tips for rental apartment

Many apartment listings, for short term rental for a day or couple, that we come across on websites such as AirBnb, have been recreated and remodeled...

Hotel Metropol Palace and DAN

Since its grand opening in 1957, Hotel Metropol has been considered as one of the most authentic symbols of Belgrade as an important world capital.

Andrea Palladio - Villa Rotonda

At Northern part of Italy near Vicenza, harmoniously incorporated in gentle slopes, lies one of most important renaissance architectural...

„Le Grande Ourse“yacht interior design

This was my exact reaction when a year ago I got a phone call from a client asking if I was interested in designing the interior of a yacht that stood anchored in Alexandria...

Yacht Interior Design

To design an interior of a yacht is really something else, and truly special. Usualy constructions that I ahd opportunity to work on in the past are static, window view is always...

The art of ancient Greece

Thanks to the final victory of the Greeks over the Persians, the strengthening of national pride and identity, a thirty-year truce between the two most important Greek city-states Athens and...

The Story about sustainable development - Less is more!

The notion of sustainable development plays important role in every aspect of modern society. In the fields of economy, ecology and sociology - strategy and philosophy of...

Art of Ancient Rome

The tendency of the Ancient Romans to the grandeur of the buildings and their facilities, the daring combination and use of architectural elements, the multitude of expensive materials, rich colours and strong contrasts is what ...

Baroque Part One

The luxury, wealth, overemphasis, drama, luxury, gilding, glow, reflection … All these are words with which we can only try to describe our experience of the baroque art and its interiors. Today, as well as in the past, when it was created and ...

Baroque Part II

Baroque in France-the style of the French kings and the French nobility, with its interiors and furniture, tells us a glorious fairy-tale story of this period known for extravagance and comfort, luxury and exaggeration.

Pre-Romanesque and the Migration Period art

Migrations-the time of turmoil and conquest, decline and ascent, constant turbulence and change. Weakened Roman Empire was under constant attacks from the newcomer nations from Asia, bringing with them their understanding of art, its themes, motifs and ornaments. The art of this period is characterized by dynamic and playful compositions, which in a strange, art way reflect the restless spirit of the age. Combining existing ancient Roman heritage with complex ornamentation and geometric patterns, stylized plants and animals, and all that through Christian themes, a new European art was born.

Biedermeier

In the story of Biedermeier, its modest, warm and beautiful interiors, furniture from this period takes pride of place. By its form, this furniture is derived from basic geometric shapes, which in the spirit of the ancient art, are linked in an accordant and a harmonious whole. The main characteristics of the Biedermeier furniture are comfort, simplicity, quality of workmanship and the materials used, due to which even today it looks attractive and modern, and finds its place in contemporary interiors for various purposes.

Renaissance

Breaking with the tradition of the medieval art, the art of the 15th and 16th century, even at the time of its development, was named Renaissance. Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter, architect, writer and historian, was the first one to use the Italian word rinascita-a-rebirth, to mark the movement of his time as a revival and restoration of the classic, ancient art. In time, relying on the term, the French word renaissance, became the official name of this European art style. This is how the Renaissance period became the first period in the history of art to have given the name to itself.

The art of the Romanesque period

The Romanesque architecture was the first style in the European art, after the Ancient period, which received its present name in the 19th century, in order to characterize the art of the early Middle Ages as a mixture of the ancient Rome, Ottonian, Carolingian, Germanic, and even Byzantine art. Architecture, sculpture and painting of this style was developed on the soil of Western Europe in the 11th and 12th century, mostly for the needs of the Catholic Church, as the predominant authority and the patron of art of this period.

Renaissance and modern interior

The sumptuous Renaissance palaces and their rich interiors with antique elements and decorations, have become an inspiration and model for many contemporary private residential, commercial and hotel interiors. The true expression of the spirit and atmosphere of the old Renaissance designs, can nowadays be found in elegant, luxurious spaces, which aim is to conquer and fascinate us with their simplicity, space organization and rich and skillful combination of various materials. High ceilings rooms with lots of natural light, decorated ceilings, floors and walls and a small amount of furniture, are all Renaissance principles that were transferred into these interiors with skillful hands of architects and experts in this style.

Secession in the interior

Our story on Secession begins with a less known and unexpectedly modest movement within this style, and in continuation we come back to all known imaginative and creative qualities of Art Nouveau. Waiving ancient principles and decorative elements has resulted in the emergence of new, original shapes and ways of decorating. Imagination, fantasy, imitation of floral and animal motifs have all become the guidelines for creating interior, as well as furniture. However, the exaggeration in the use of these curved, irregular shapes, although very imaginative and unusual, sometimes causes the impression of overcrowding and saturation with the viewer.