Questions of geometry

Veronica Orsi

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  • Essentials collection by Ciarmoli Queda Studio

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14 GIU 2017
Geometric patterns, both rigorous and dynamic, are making a comeback in furniture surfaces and coatings. They are a heartfelt tribute to expressive serialism

Elementary shapes, repeated exponentially, create a decorative graphic mesh. Graphic patterns, with their geometric simplicity, become key elements for lending dynamism and character to every surface. Interior trends see geometry as a source of inspiration for furnishings, fabrics and coverings. These trends incorporate lines, straight or curved, repeated in a perpetual motion that catches your eye.

Many new products presented at the Salone del Mobile di Milano have embraced this expressiveness in relation to various different areas of use: the new collection by Ciarmoli Queda Studio, Essentials, which features a Neo Decò style, revisits the traditional technique of the mosaic transformed into pixels, virtual color fragments that are combined and reassembled in a digital artwork with a contemporary appeal.

Accentuated by the bold color scheme of white Taba Frisè and black Tanganika, the design of Diedro, the cupboard designed by Pietro Russo for Gallotti&Radice, has a retro charm; the Eva bookcase by Gianfranco Ferrè Home boasts the same charm, featuring a geometric element that becomes a characteristic of the structure itself through ‘container’ hexagons. There is an immediate reference to the First bookcase by Porada, whose shelves are formed by square and rectangular shapes.

Wood is shaped in three-dimensional tactile effects in Shibori, the sophisticated boiserie by Giorgetti consisting of a 3D triangular design (available in fossil oak wood, walnut or ash). We cannot discuss wall coverings without mentioning the colorful wallpaper presented by the Wall&decò brand: the Contemporary collection reinterprets the ’70s with muted colors, only interrupted by light beams that break up the patterns. Last but not least, the world of rugs is overwhelmed by this linear language: the Costellazioni collection designed by Dimorestudio for Illulian is inspired by oriental origami and emotional alchemy. Unbounded creativity prevails in a seemingly formal trend.

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