Trend Watch: Geometric Multi-Colored Walls & Floors

Trend Watch: Geometric Multi-Colored Walls & Floors

Sarah Coffey
Jun 20, 2011

Goodbye, white walls. OK, so it's not for everyone, but at the extremes of the art and design world, geometric patterns are big. We've noticed more than a few recent projects that involve designers slathering the walls and floors in bright reds, purples, and blues.

  1. Haas&Hahn at Storefront for Art & Architecture: The first photo shown above comes from an exhibition currently on view at New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture. Dutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn — who work under the name Haas&Hahn — swath interiors, buildings, and even whole city blocks in bright color.
  2. Alessi's New Milan Flagship Store by Marti Guixe: Just opened last week in Milan, Alessi's flagship store by self-described Catalan "artist/performer/ex-designer" Marti Guixe is a patchwork of reds, purples, blacks, and whites.
  3. O.H.W.O.W. Cappellini by Rafael de Cardenas: Currently a hot name in the design world, Rafael de Cardenas has designed several high-profile commercial projects including a meanswear storefront in South Africa, a collaboration with New York City restaurateur Cobi Levy, and O.H.W.O.W. pop-up storefronts for well-known brands. (The red interior shown above is Cappellini's O.H.W.O.W. pop-up.)
  4. Opus Shop by Paradox Studio: A patterned, textured "chair rail" and a swath of yellow paint differentiate this space in Taipie, designed by Taiwanese firm Paradox Studio.
  5. Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills by Kelly Wearstler: Glam revivalist Kelly Wearstler updated the 1940s-era Avalon Hotel with a deco-modern triangular pattern in various shades of blue.

Images: Brett Bayer via Storefront for Art and Architecture, Alessi, Architecture at Large, Paradox Studio, Avalon Hotel

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