Ann-Katriin Kelder is a serious, in-depth kind of Academy of Arts interior architecture master’s student, interested in taking projects in the field to a deeper level. She takes sufficient time to relate to the topic and develop ideas – analyses, searches, experiments, listens to feedback, expands the idea and makes rapid progress to the end result.
Leafing through her distinctive red portfolio, a polarity can be sensed in her artist’s position, straddling the line between harmony and restlessness.
Among her standout projects are her searches in sacral interiors, conducted both as a first-year students and master’s degree student, where the substantive work process is expressed in modelling the design independently of the material – she is capable of studying, sensing and presenting space and form in diverse ways using both plywood and clay.
Ann-Katriin is a creative experimenter whose open-minded attitude and curiosity are catalysts for the investigative process.
Estonian Academy of Arts, department of Interior Architecture
I am inspired by experimental solutions, and designs that discover new qualities. In creating a concept, I start from a personal experience with some intriguing problem, phenomenon or space. Driven by curiosity and not wanting to get bogged down in my comfort zone, I am always on the lookout for new challenges. A hands-on approach is important for me – I test new concepts through modelling them. I look to offer unexpected interior solutions that would strike users as both innovative and natural. In my master’s level study, I am interested in the topics of club architecture and ways of recycling interiors.