Rococo colours of the present day
Even though contemporary design is far more concerned with what lies ahead and focused on solving modern day problems, it still finds room for historical reflections. Contemporary interiors successfully mix worlds, patterns, and colours.
Designers are looking for new combinations of the old and new, or they reinterpret old, established patterns in a modern and casual way. Many modernist interiors gain a unique, intriguing character when complemented with old furniture, juxtaposed with new materials or finished with contemporary fabrics, modelled on those of the old times. The more versatile the design and colour schemes are, the more boldly current interior design adopts old patterns.
Patterns of decorative and upholstery fabrics inspired by classicism are often modelled on floral motifs and architectural details of antiquity. The fresh, pastel colour palette is reminiscent of Rococo: joyful interiors with a light decor and the mobility of furniture, which is close to arranging modern, open spaces.
Shiny yarn of the currently used blends in sublime colours endows the fabrics with lightness and nobility. The subdued colour scheme promotes the harmony and statics of classical compositions.
Well-designed and arranged collections of historical fabrics usually consist of several patterns. The main plant pattern is accompanied with a few coordinates exhibiting more geometric arrangements. The extensive collection is always available in several colour combinations, which complement one another to create an even wider range of design options.
Fabrics with elaborate patterns are a great choice for massive curtains in tall windows, as well as for larger pieces of upholstered furniture. Tiny patterns, like those found on ties, are usually an excellent solution for the upholstery of medallion chairs and armchairs. They look especially good with wood painted with light pastel colours. They are also great for textile tableware, complementing a stylish room. Classical designs of this kind can be matched with smooth, shiny silk or velour coordinates that repeat their colour scheme in other textures.
Textiles that take a fresh look at classical patterns are vital in contemporary design, being its perfect complementation.
Fabric collections used in the session:
Subdued colours are suitable not only for natural shades of dark wood, such as walnut, oak or mahogany, but also for gilded elements or those painted white. The diverse nature of the four designs makes them a perfect match to various forms of furniture and upholstery accessories, such as bolsters or cushions.
They are suitable for traditional furniture in the Biedermeier, the Duchy of Warsaw, and English styles. They can also be an original alternative to jacquard fabrics with patterns such as stripes or tiny roses usually chosen for these furniture styles.
It's a thick velour inn a wide range of colors. Among them we can find classic elegant, saturated shades of red wine, plums, gold, navy blue or olive, but also very interesting pastels, refering to the current interior design trends. It will look very impressive in the company of fashionable brass and gold accessories. It will work perfectly on sofas, loose cushions, pouffes, bags and rollers. Also suitable for covering quilted furniture, wall panels, decorative headboard.
Session commissioned by DEKOMA.
Text, content, editorial: MBBM Studio.