Ronald Mossou Photography
When Fair Wear moved offices within the World Fashion Centre in Amsterdam they wanted a new interior. The concept for the interior needed to reflect their mission, which is to improve labour conditions in the garment industry.
I've translated their mission into an interior concept where I established a dialogue between the West and the developing countries, looking for connections and similarities but also looking for the differences.
This is visualized by using mostly secondhand furniture and recycled materials. To support Fair Wear in their ambition to enhance workers’ living all over the world, I didn't want to spent too much on new things, but instead made use of that what is already there.
Establishing a dialogue also includes showing the differences. Chaos vs organization; this is visualized by a color scheme making use of grey tones, natural colors and as a contrast a huge neon pink wall. Individual vs collective; for example by making use of different chairs. A unity of differences but all the same in one.
Starting as an exhibition designer for museums and fairs I got acquainted with the film and television industry (NL). I worked as a set decorator and stylist (e.g. head of wardrobe Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden). By creating atmospheres and styles I discovered my true love is designing interiors. I went back to school to educate myself in sketching and started working at Dotshop, an interior design shop. Here I enriched my knowledge about spatial thinking, textiles, colors and specialized in window dressing amongst others.