Interior design goes geometric

If the word geometry brings you out in a cold sweat and sends you scuttling for your set-square, it’s time for a re-think. Triangles and trapeziums are the toast of the town. 2013 has come over all angular and we love it…

It started on the catwalks alongside the 80′s revival, inspired by the computer graphics that were new at the time. It’s now got a somewhat nostalgic twist, transporting us back to school days of doodling on graph paper.

Pattern expert Mark Hampshire of Mini Moderns says: “The key to making the geometric trend work in your home is to be bold – half measures just won’t cut it. Either introduce one statement item like a geometric rug into an otherwise minimal environment, or mix and clash lots of geometrics in varied scales but coordinating colours and a limited palette.”

The Zeus Rug by Bazaar Velvet could be just that rug (below) and if you’re ready to mix and clash, where better to start than with the Mini Moderns Backgammon range (above)?

A statement wall can be another way to go the whole hog – try the Hemingway Design Collection at Surface View (above).

Whether it’s Hay’s delicate designs over a neon and neutral palette, or the Special Edition Artek 60 Stool by Mads Nørgaard, there’s no escaping the mood of the moment.

Some interiors products like bookshelves are naturally geometric, and Sethos Mignolo has cleverly exaggerated this effect with the addition of coloured edges to the vertical struts in Shelfit.

But if you’re not ready to be as bold as Mark suggests, there are some great accessories around to let you dip your toe in. Try Thomas Eyck’s ‘Serious Business’ vase, or a cushion from Furnitive, Sofa Pop or Selina Rose.

For more geometric prints shop the Mid-Century Modern promotion at ACHICA

 

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Katie Treggiden, Guest Editor

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