Working method: Surface effects and wellbeing

At Latrace, the focus is on wellbeing. It is about creating a relationship and connection between people, brands and spaces. Good relationships promote health, success and self-confidence. As a doctor for well-being and in architecture, Dr. Ines Klemm’s mission is therefore clear: to develop good atmospheres, healthy spaces and strong brands in a scientifically sound way. This holistic approach goes beyond pure design or design thinking standards because the focus is on building the relationships between people, brands and spaces. The working title of the dissertation was originally “Something is missing”, because that was the most frequent phrase in the observation of spaces and relationships. Again and again the question came up why, for example, spaces in which one feels good are always perceived as beautiful, while beautiful spaces do not always and automatically feel good? The simple answer is: it is about resonance between inside and outside and about creating a relationship – also called an experience. A relationship arises when resonance is created when inner and outer characteristics meet, for example through memories. When external and internal characteristics coincide, success occurs. This “success” is the connection. If there is no relationship, there is no connection and one has the feeling that “something” is missing. Translating theory into practice means that in order to create an experience (relationship, connection), commonalities between people and the environment must be existing. The more similarities there are between people, places, brands and spaces, the higher the fit. If everything just fits, the chemistry is right and you are also – physically speaking – on the same wavelength.

White or colour – a question of good taste?

It is often said that design and furnishing is also a question of good taste. When something tastes good and feels good, satisfaction results. Have you ever asked yourself how your rooms would look to you if you had their colours as a “menu” on your plate and ate them all day every day? The best thing to do is to try to find the colours of your room surfaces as ingredients in the market or supermarket. When it comes to preparation, you can choose whether to put your heart and hands into it yourself or delegate the job to the food processor. If you are wondering how to do this as a couple or family, simply photograph your very personal favourite places, favourite foods, favourite clothes, favourite … for several days or weeks. and then compare the colours with your current room surfaces. If you find that just a little more colour is missing in the rooms, contact Latrace. It is always about you and the colours that belong to you. Dr. Ines Klemm works scientifically, accompanies you and moderates the work process – precisely because probably no one is aware any more of the traces colour leaves behind and the effects it has when the right and important colours are missing.

Surfaces are the shell, skin and boundary layer between inner life and the outside world. Walls are to spaces as skin is to the body. That is why the question of whether it is enough to have accessories, furniture or art in colours can be answered with a clear “no”. Although loose splashes of colour are better than black, they are not as essentially linked to wellbeing as room surfaces. Imagine you have the most beautiful furniture and the most precious paintings, but no window panes in your window openings – and it is raining and storming with freezing cold. Now imagine sitting on the floor in the same weather in a wonderfully cosy room with windows and doors securely closed. What do you miss more – the closed room surface or the accessories and furniture? If you have the right walls and the right interior design, the most you can feel is too much comfort, although this is harmless to your health and at best boosts your happiness hormones.