Design debate: What will be the new midcentury?
Should we expect a new big trend in interior design?
There is one thing that is important to understand the search for new midcentury . This style – not just another trend that coexists alongside other. Part of the charm of mid-century modernism that in fact he was re-opened (even in the West, and it happened almost 20 years ago). It was exhilarating joy of novelty, which is conveniently coincided with the characteristic of our time, nostalgia for the aesthetics of the past decades. Precisely because of this there is such a high demand for vintage. The same principle works for advancing antique market, which looks for undervalued periods or names and hoped that they would ” shoot ” .
Perhaps it is this emotion – again feel the beauty of the existing style (as well as to show its modern client) – partially secured widespread success midcentury. Modernism mid-twentieth century was almost universal (fits all and everything) and successfully entered into modern life.
In the end, there were a lot of good, but the half-forgotten experiments in the history of art and design; some events left the stage quickly unfair, and the names were forgotten in vain. Therefore, the new midcentury unlikely to be conditional style Art Deco, said several members of our survey. After all, his trump card for the modern customer – no longer news, and all of them remembers. Especially the role of the new discoveries are not loud claims neoclassic – simply because of its basic options never forgotten.
According to many experts Houzz, the aesthetics of the 1980s – the main contender for the title of a major new trend, comparable in scale to the midcentury. Industry apparel and accessories not only admires, but hard at work with the legacy of the 80’s, so anything is possible. ” Styles always come back, and slowly it is clear that now is a growing interest to the style of the 1980s. This vintage furniture in single copies, color, and lighting simple forms “, – says the designer Ivan Kashporov .1980 Until recently it seemed one of the most controversial decades aesthetically, if not stronger. But things are changing. Some, thinking that time, say something like “never”. Others are convinced that it is “so bad, it’s good.” Third and does believe that in some way it was not as bad as one might think.
But it is useful to remember that in the interiors of 19 80 x were different. On the one hand, there is a very well-known experiments of the great things like Ettore Sottsass and the group ” Memphis ” with their fancy shaping and extraordinary color palette, which has long been recognized value . READ ALSO … So, your style … “Memphis”
There are iconic objects such as lamps Taraxacum 88S, invented by Achille Castiglioni (on the photo). There are, after all, the style of the famous American soap opera “Dynasty” and “Dallas”, where all the big and large scale – from hairstyles to bathrooms . READ ALSO … Mikrotrendy: How to bring back the 1980s in his home
It is also widely known for the love of the 80’s:
- to a variety of shades of purple, lavender, lilac (and that the whole room is buried in them);
- pastel tones;
- calico with plant ornaments (textiles and brand Laura Ashley).
But today’s popular series show very different, unusual 1980s: the more mundane, showing the lives of the middle class, not the elite. Accordingly, the objective world there is another. For example, our colleagues from the US Houzz selected era signs based on the TV series “The Americans”: a small kitchen island, a full dining table, drawing Flame Stitch, a massive complex window textiles, retro appliances such as tape recorders, etc.
In such “unknown 80”, probably lies more powerful potential for new discoveries. Designer series of geek 80s “Halt and Catch Fire” Lance Totten noted: two half decades are very different from each other. And the first was quite different from those magnificent 80th that he had imagined before starting work.
Furthermore, Totten complained that the furniture early 1980s extremely difficult to find on the market, as opposed to items 1960 or 1970. After all, except for some of the first row of names, it does not become (is) the subject of a popular collectible.
Guided by the principle that instead of a particular style often comes to the opposite, many as a possible alternative successor midcentury also called bright 1970s. Perhaps as a result we are waiting for a hybrid two decades.”I see more and more colors included in the interiors, – says Yulia Veselova . – This also applies to pripylennyh shades of pink, blue and mint. And this fall, there was more and more furniture bright colors of the ’70s. This saturated yellows, and oranges. The combination of rich blue and yellow were very popular at the January Maison Object. I think that the 1970-1980-s will be reviewed in trends in the coming year. I’ve been seeing a parallel in the design of clothing and interiors. “
By itself, the eclecticism as a creative method that involves mixing several styles – of course, not new. “Even the popular loft – is not nothing but a set of different stylistic elements in the industrial background, united under one name. The loft hang golden chandeliers and leave the stucco on the ceiling. There and furniture from the ’60s looks good, and the same modular flooring “- says Catherine Proskurin . ” Common style will not be, – says designer Anna Yarovikov well. – Eclectic because throughout globalization . “
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“It seems that soon people around in the interiors,” who is better “, and will create a simple, functional space”, – says Elena Kong .
” The interiors will become more eclectic, but it’s not about that eclecticism, which are mixed all in a row, and on the Proper combination of objects of different styles. Very pleased with the new interest in Russian to the antique and vintage furniture. It is only gaining in popularity, and not all designers boldly take advantage of this, but the interior is transformed, if it moved a guest from the past with its history “, – says the designer Nasiba Boymatov .
“Classic Plus modernity – very important! Judging by my customers. “Terry” classics few want, but the combination – every second “, – shares his experience Alyona Andrianova .
Another candidate – eclectic, collected on the basis of individual customer stories. This trend can be related to the popular concept of a new type of consumer – prosyumerizma. Prosumers call people that the existing cultural products to rebuild something new especially for themselves.
“People bought something for a long time and do not want to part with favorite subjects, although the wallpaper and chandelier perekleit new. When the interior is really living with different generations when not afraid to drag something to love is in the house – and it will fit, so the interior is infinite love (without regard to the designer) “- describes a mix of styles Victoria Tsukanov .
“The customer is increasingly focused on trying to make a comfortable accommodation, without adhering to a certain style, adding elements that tell of his enthusiasm or philosophy of life. It can be completely incongruous materials (bare brick or concrete in the classics), or things brought from different countries, as well as legacy clients belonging to different styles and lengths of time. All of this is superimposed on the base, mix with design techniques. And it turns out the story of the new space with a unique style and character of certain people “- articulates the principle of such a personalized eclecticism Anastasia Klochko .
“Around the world, it is gaining strength American style transitional. He – a mixture of styles, reflecting the nature of the owner of the house: it can be both bold and brave and calm, conservative; both with ethnic elements and with elements of Art Deco or industrial style “, – says Olga Pochueva .
Clear favorite here yet. Colleagues from Apartment therapy offer, in addition to 1980, put on the Gothic Revival style and early American colonists and shakers – the conservative religious community. Their furniture was fairly simple and constructive and is similar in many respects to that made by representatives of arts and crafts movement. However, many elements of these styles come into a repertoire of timeless classics.
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New Gothic – an interesting option. In addition, since its last major revival in the XIX century, it took almost 200 years. However, while it seems unlikely that all of a sudden hit in this direction, as it was with midcentury. And companies such as IKEA have rushed to release “thorny” subjects with rich carvings. But just in case you can plan on a summer trip to Peterhof, where preserved palace “Cottage” the interior in this style (see photo).
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«Midcentury XXI century – a digital modernism. Who is gaining weight a certain revival of modernism and functionalism of the twentieth century, but with the influence of nano- and led-technology. In parallel, the development of eco-friendly construction using reproducible energy sources – says architect Dmitry Mudrogelenko. – This kind of urbanization competent nature. Where the landscape, the house and the interior feel their natural affinity, and are not opposed to each other. In such houses the main stylistic feature becomes the outer form, and clever fillings. They all play an important part robotic systems. “