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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.