My design philosophy involves movement and flowing through the use of fluid and interweaving elements throughout a space. These elements guides the eye within and around the space, along with creating a harmonious, but contrasting interest to crisp technical elements forming a dynamic space.
One of my favorite design styles is Art Nouveau because it uses the contours of rhythmic forms abstracted from nature to reveal several design elements to guide the design of a space. The key elements focus on dynamic, undulation, flowing lines and “whiplash” curves to define the architecture and interior forms, such as the windows, plaster work, and furniture pieces. The design style is characterized by a belief that all life was art, and as a result, all life should be treated as an art form.
Here are some images that incorporate my favorite elements of design. Enjoy!!
Misfits by Ron Arad is one of my favorite pieces of furniture. It is a modern modular sofa that consists of corners, central elements and two footstools, all which can be configured pretty much however you want. I actually used this couch in a past school project design for an Art Nouveau inspired child space that took on a modern approach to the style. If you know anything about Art Nouveau, then you know the style is known for its decorative “whiplash” curves that are formed by dynamic, undulating, and flowing lines. Those characteristics can definitely be seen in the sofa. Arad’s design looks like something out of a cartoon, and as a child or an adult I believe anyone would have fun with the Misfits seating due to its many shapes to put it together as you see fit, like an endless puzzle….