Interior Design Styles and Socio-demographic Characteristics in Egypt: From the concept of Zeitgeist

Authors

  • Rasha Mahmoud Ali El-Zeiny

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i1.224

Abstract

 Interior design plays an important role in reflecting the social and cultural environments of countries and showing the characteristics of the age. The previous literature has suggested that people’s preferences for interior design styles are influenced by social distinctions, based on education level and age. In this study, we have argued more precisely socio – demographic factors (gender, age, income, major and city) that affect the Egyptians’ preferences for interior design styles, and have discussed to what extent do the people preferences reflect Zeitgeist in Egypt. The findings supported the idea that socio-demographic factors can explain people’s design preferences.

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: Interior design; socio-demographic; Zeitgeist; styles

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Published

2016-06-26

How to Cite

Mahmoud Ali El-Zeiny, R. (2016). Interior Design Styles and Socio-demographic Characteristics in Egypt: From the concept of Zeitgeist. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(1), 280-290. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i1.224