Trend spring 2018: Art-inspired

in Design Trends

Bringing art in interior design can go much further than just adding a sculpture or a painting. Famous art pieces are taken as inspiration for the most diverse home items these days!

Let’s have a look at some, with either a classy or pop artistic inspiration. 

Classy art inspiration

Regardless the time period they belong to, all these artistic inspirations are brought together by one common feature: their elegant vibe.

Art-inspired classy mood board: a selection of furniture and accessories.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign. Fashion inspiration: Comme des garçons (opened in a new window/tab) (WWD (opened in a new window/tab))

Starting with the classics, the Ercole e Afrodite buffet by Driade takes inspiration from Greek art and has doors shaped as parts of a human sculpture. Available in white, black and platinum-toned, it is fully modular in both the number and the position of doors, that can be shuffled around to get just the desired configuration.

Ercole e Afrodite buffet, by Driade.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Driade (opened in a new window/tab)

Classic art is also the inspiration for Psiche di Capua by VG, where the face of a famous bust is represented as decorative feature.

Psiche di Capua vase, by VG.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: VG (opened in a new window/tab)

Cushions and other home textiles can easily be personalized with the print of a famous painting, bringing in an art-inspired vibe with little effort. It’s the case of Fine Art America. In their collection, they have a bunch of famous paintings that can be printed on cushions, towels, duvet covers and even shower curtains.

Cushion printed with a detail of the painting of Gustave Caillebotte "Paris Street Rainy Day", by Fine Art America.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Fine Art America (opened in a new window/tab)

Even Marcel Wanders has given in to the allure of art! The amazing Eden Queen rug – designed for Moooi Carpets – is indeed inspired by Flemish paintings.

Eden Queen round rug, by Marcel Wanders.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Moooi carpets (opened in a new window/tab)

In an art-inspired selection, wallpaper is definitely a not-to-be-missed item. This one by Wall & Déco makes such a dramatic effect! The beauty of it is that it can be resized to need so it will always look like one single image on the wall, without any pattern repetition.

Living room with Desus wallpaper on the wall, by Wall & Déco.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Wall & Déco (opened in a new window/tab)

Pop art inspiration

A pop inspiration results in saturated colours and bold prints, for an explosion of energy!

Art-inspired pop mood board: a selection of furniture and accessories.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign. Fashion inspiration: Akris (Harpers Bazaar (opened in a new window/tab))

To start with, these colourful cushions by Henzel Studio are actually reproducing fragments of Andy Warhol’s work.

Pop-art inspired cushion, by Henzel Studio.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Henzel Studio (Archiproducts (opened in a new window/tab))

This is Euclide by L’Atelier d’exercises and it's a call to a playful lighting experience! The lamp comes with a wooden base and seven geometric plates – different in shape and colour – that can be arranged in stacked layers creating a bunch of totally different looks!

Geometric pop lamp, by l'Atelier d'exercises.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: L'Atelier d'exercises (opened in a new window/tab)

Pop art is also the inspiration for this textile cactus, whose yellow leaves are printed with the faces of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin.

Textile cactus.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: GreenIdeal (Etsy) (opened in a new window/tab)

When talking about pop home items, Seletti has to be on the list. The Italian brand is indeed known worldwide for its irreverent and funny style! This chair comes from the Seletti wears Toiletpaper collection, where they teamed up with Toiletpaper magazine and reproduced some of their images on all sorts of home items.

Lipstick armchair, by Seletti.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Seletti (opened in a new window/tab)

Last by not least, this bright wallpaper, featuring a girl that comes directly from the pop-art world to observe whoever passes by.

Outdoor wallpaper, by Wall & Déco.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Wall & Déco (opened in a new window/tab)

So what do you think of the art-inspired trend? Are you more classy or pop?
 

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