We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.
Our Mission is to create places, that encourages and inspire the positive, individual characteristics of our clients, day by day.
FORBELI HOME’s Mission
Interior Design can arrest transient and timid inclinations, amplify and solidify them, and thereby grant us more permanent access to a range of emotional textures which we might otherwise have experienced only accidentally and occasionally.
Our sensitivity to our surroundings may be traced back to a troubling feature of human psychology:
to the way we harbour within us many different selves, not all of which feel equally like >us<, so much so that in certain moods, we can complain of having come adrift from what we judge to be our true selves.
Unfortunately, the >self< we miss at such moments, the elusively authentic, creative and spontaneous side of our character, is not ours to summon at will.
Our access to it is, to a humbling extent, determined by the places we happen to be in, by the colour of the bricks, the height of the ceilings and the layout of the streets.
We hear a lot about mission statements these days.
A mission is a very clearly defined direction or focus.
It’s an accomplishable goal.
There is an end point, and there are benchmarks to reach in accomplishing that goal.
By defining the objectives of our practice, we establish our orientation and our focus – what is valuable to you.
The mission of FORBELI HOME is to provide the best service and expertise to our clients and to enhance their lives to the greatest extent attainable through interior design and architecture.
We want to keep our clients for life, and we want to be part of their development, and enabler of their individual lifestyle.
FORBELI HOME’s Method
ARCHITECTURE OF HAPPINESS
In the wasteland of run-down rooms, our optimism and sense of purpose are liable to drain away, like water from a punctured container. We may start to forget that we ever had ambitions or reasons to feel spirited and hopeful.
We depend on our surroundings obliquely to embody the moods and ideas we respect and then to remind us of them.
We look to our buildings to hold us, like a kind of psychological mould, to a helpful vision of ourselves.
We arrange around us material forms which communicate to us what we need – but are at constant risk of forgetting we need – within.
We turn to wallpaper, benches, paintings, and streets to staunch the disappearance of our true selves.
Our jobs make relentless calls on a narrow band of our faculties, reducing our chances of achieving rounded personalities and leaving us to suspect, that much of who we are, or could be, has gone unexplored – our innate imbalances are further aggravated by practical demands.
We need a refuge to shore up our states of mind, because so much of the world is opposed to our allegiances.
FORBELI HOME is creating rooms to compensate this vulnerability in the psychological sense as much as in the physical.
We need our rooms to align us to desirable versions of ourselves and to keep alive the important, evanescent sides of us.
The members of the family Tugendhat, who lived in Mies van der Rohe’s mid-twentieth-century steel and glass pavilion may at times have drunk too much, squabbled, been insincere and overwhelmed by anxiety, but at least their buildings spoke to them of honesty and ease, of a lack of inhibition and a faith in the future – and would have reminded their owners, at the height of their tantrums or professional complications, of what they longed for in their hearts.