In the past, interiors were scarcely designed. They were put together instinctively as a continuous process expressing taste and utility. The formalizing of the profession of interior design has been a consequence of the development of society and the complex architecture that has resulted from the development of industrial processes. The pursuit of effective use of space, user well-being and functional design has contributed to the development of the contemporary interior design. But even in ancient India, architects used to work as interior designers. This can be seen from the references of Vishwakarma, the architect – one of the gods in Indian mythology. Sculptures depicting ancient texts and events are seen in palaces built in 17th century India.
The History of Design Exhibits paints a detailed picture of evolution of commercial interior design from antiquity to now.