Simple Elegance: Eno Henze Rethinks Wall Art

Simple Elegance: Eno Henze Rethinks Wall Art

Elegance in design is a rarity, at best. But when it happens, you can tell it all hinges on a simple, distilled idea. Enter Berlin artist Eno Henze. His idea is that the aesthetic evidence of how the world works is elegant. Put plainly: he thinks science is beautiful. But we're not here to explain the philosophical rationales behind his pieces (because we can't), we just think they are incredibly beautiful and a few are astoundingly simple to create. What is on the wall above? Follow the jump...

Pushpins.

There is a great resemblance between Henze's work and Tara Donovan's work — one works with elegant matrixes of lines drawn from scientific data and realized on simple surfaces and one works with simple, man-made objects in enormous quantities to reveal naturally occurring, elegant patterns. So much thought yet the physical result is simple — sometimes unbelievably so.

Plain, white A3 laser prints, applied to the wall like wallpaper.

We could totally see these simple wall applications being put to use in a residential (less cerebral) space for a fairly elegant effect in your own home. Just a little lofty DIY inspiration as we close out this month's focus on hands-on design. This last one below is actually custom wallpaper and just a little eye candy to take you into the weekend.

Click here to see it much, much larger. Click here to read more about the process behind Eno Henze's work.

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