Is less really more? At long last, designers, artists, and architects have rediscovered the evocative effect of patterns, and are paying homage to décors once rejected as superfluous, by covering lamps, chairs, or entire rooms with stripes, polka dots or camouflage designs.
Many – such as the Rotterdam based designer Jurgen Bey – are interpreting traditional motives anew.
This book presents for the first time various multidisciplinary approaches
to patterns, showing the many functions décors can fulfil. Using examples of contemporary work by internationally renowned designers such as Tord Boontje, Michael Lin, Olaf Nicolai and Sauerbruch & Hutton, the diversity of colours, shapes and applications are laid out before the reader, illustrating the impact and influence of technical innovations such as laser engraving and digital milling on patterns and our perception of them.