26 spaincontract. Meeting Point. Susanna Cots
--- AClínica Sant Josep, galardonada con el German Design Award 2020.
--- ASant Josep Clinic, awarded with the 2020 German Design Award.
elements that are not perceived visually but you feel them as a sensation, as is the case, for
example, of light, the leading invisible element and the great emotional modulator; the colour,
nature, distribution, concept, discourse of the project… They are essential elements for a space
to flow, but they are imperceptible to the naked eye.
We work and we harmonize these invisi ble elements by observing, listening and studying the
impact that a space produces on emotions and mood states. Our aim is to harmonize it with
The challenge of sanitary spaces
As for healthcare spaces, now more than ever we have to reflect and move forward to reformulate
healthcare environments so that they are welcoming to us. In them, light, our great emotional
modulator, must accompany and embrace us, making us feel protected. We have to learn not to
trivialize spaces with superfluous material.
Psychological and emotional well-being are conditioned by the environment. There are environments
that promote autonomous, healthy and happy lives. We must create spaces that seek the
activation of positive well-being responses through light, visual and olfactory perceptions, so that
they contribute to living in a healthier way.
We have from our studio spent years studying and applying how spaces can influence our emotions
and therefore become therapeutic spaces. Now more than ever the time has come to feel it.
An example: Sant Josep Clinic
Humans are capable of shaping their mood according to the objects around them. This scientific
premise marks the leitmotif of this project, which has received international recognition from
the German Design Awards for the application of “emotional interior design”. And we do it
through comfort, nature and light.
The interior designer Susanna Cots has
spent years working on emotional interior
design. A way of creating spaces that prioritize
the well-being of the people who are
going to live in them, through “invisible”
elements such as light, materials, distribution
... At the same time so simple and
so complicated at a moment when we are
all seeking public spaces that make us feel