Modern Design Trends – from the 70s

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Featuring patterns, fringe details and bold colors, the 70s were considered one of the boldest decades when it comes to design. Defined by iconic fashion influencers like Donny and Marie Osmond, Cher and the original Charlie’s Angels, the 1970’s were all about standing out. Inspired by this need for attention a collaboration between Masquespacio’s Ana Hernández and Houtique, produced a stunning collection of modern pendants aptly titled Wink and defined by gold frames and dangling pink fringes that contour their curvilinear shape that were recently debuted at the Maison & Objet show in Paris.

Modern inetior design trends from the 70s

Similarly, Bonaldo partnered with Sergio Biceglo in the design of the Colors modular sofa and with Giuseppe Vigano in the Doppler project that deeply mimic the prints and colors schemes that are innate to the bygone days of the seventies which also were the influencing component of the Kaos coffee table collection by Cattelan Italia.

Modern Interior Design Trend – feathers to inspire and surprise

Monday, January 29th, 2018

The super stunning Feather lamp by Modern Grand Tour is part of a trend that is catching fire quickly. Showcased at the 2018 Maison & Objet show in Paris, the Feather lamp is designed to give its surroundings an immediate boost in character regardless of color or version (it is available as a table lamp, floor lamp and chandelier). Far from representing a boudoir look, the Feather lamp brings a weightless spotlight, adding a natural element to its environment while maintaining a modern sense of simplicity and ambiance. It doesn’t hurt that this trend is legitimately validated by spectacular dresses from spring-summer 2018 Haute Couture collection by Dior which featured the most extravagant bustier dress adorned by exaggerated white feathers and by Lady Gaga’s choice of feather inspired dress and a piano covered in feathers during her unforgettable performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

Feather lamp by Modern Grand Tour

Feather lamp by Modern Grand Tour

Design Trends – winter calls for modern lighting to cozy up to

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

It’s officially winter on the East Coast and cozy interior styles are an absolute must-have. Designed to add warmth and create an inviting atmosphere that is drastically different from the brisk cold outside, Granny modern lighting collection by Casamania-Horm draws from childhood associations that recall grandmothers knitting hats, gloves and sweaters to prepare their families for cold winters.

Granny lighting collection by Casamania-Horm

Granny lighting collection by Pudelskern for Casamania-Horm

Designed by a young Austrian firm Pudelskern, Granny lights are hand-knitted by Netherland-based craftsmen using exclusively pure thick wool from Tyrolean mountain sheep located in the eastern part of Austrian Alps. With deep sensorial symbolism related to winter, Granny modern lighting collection includes table lamps and floor lamps, as well as wall sconces and modern pendants lights, all of which are flame resistant and convey a raw yet cozy surface with social and ecological responsibility. Read More

Color Trend: Blue Indigo offers a striking statement of sophistication

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Regardless of interior style specificities, Indigo Blue is an exceptional choice communicating simplicity and starkness and lending a sense of timeless elegance to its surroundings.  Eclectic or modern, traditional of bohemian, indigo blue represents avant-garde sophistication, offering a sanctuary backdrop equivalent to a memorable art piece.  Try mixing this powerful and opulent tone with greys or anthracites to get a cooler palette, with white colors for crisper feel or with wood finishes for striking warmth.  A statement color in any room, an indigo blue bed like Basket bed by Bonaldo or Sergio Bicego’s All-One sofa by Bonaldo look even more dramatic because of the enchanted upholstery choice while smaller accents like Pianca’s Spazio Volumi sideboard or the Twiggy floor lamp by Foscarini can create a conversation and leave a memorable impression of great taste.

Blue Indigo Color Trend

What can a Russian doll add to modern interiors?

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

The fascination with the popular Russian nesting doll, Matryoshka, continues to offer aesthetic inspiration to many European designers and manufacturers.  Its folkloric roots along with its familiar structure, shape and the decorative freedom that it extends make it a visual marvel, almost to a point of exoticism, which is why it is not surprising that this archaic muse is front and center (in various adaptations) on the world’s main design stage, Milan’s International Furniture & Accessory Exhibition.

Objects inspired by Russian nesting doll, Matryoshka

Objects inspired by Russian nesting doll, Matryoshka

From recently introduced Earth, Wind & Fire seating collection designed by Gino Carollo for Bonaldo to the Fedora pendants by Dina Loginoff for Axo Light and the Matroshka glass vase set by Maxim Velcovsky, the literal adaptation of the original Matryoshka doll’s feminine silhouette reiterates though many decorative genres and thus translates into a practical interior solution for the modern home.

What’s more, the now famous Matryoshka concept is also used metaphorically, as a nesting principle by the likes of Karim Rashid who applied this philosophy to a furniture solution, fittingly named Matryoshkarim, that offers space saving seating and work of art qualities.

Matryoshkarim by Karim Rashid

Matryoshkarim by Karim Rashid