It is all about the basic geometric form - the circle, the square, and the triangle. Finding the right form often involves a process of elimination as we have a preference for pure and simple geometric forms. The color is always chosen afterward, but that doesn’t mean it is less important! We see our work with color as an integral part of the motif, the mixture of which is used to elevate and reinforce the designs. Primary blue and red hues are combined with the contrasting expression of the graphic's black and white.
The Abstract Geometry wallpaper collection draws its inspiration from the rational, simple and functional "less-is-more" idea of design. It is a style characterized by the absence of ornament, where the focus is instead on clean, straight lines that reduce form to its most essential element.
Names such as Anni & Josef Albers, Gunta Stölzl, and Paul Klee are just some of the many designers and artists who, with their graphic and colorful aesthetics, were active during the art movement that has inspired and influenced the expressions in this collection.
A contemporary inspiration for the collection is the Belgian design office NortStudio, which through its stated combinations of geometric shapes, interesting material choices, and strong, opaque colors creates an aesthetic that seamlessly translates the abstract design language of the Bauhaus movement into a contemporary, symbiotic relationship between color and form. An interior design concept that is easily at home in the retro-inspired home, as well as in the minimalist one.
The German School of Bauhaus was founded in 1919 and is one of the world's most famous and influential art and design schools. Today, the Bauhaus movement is often associated with tubular steel furniture, abstract fabrics, primary colors of red, blue, and yellow, and basic geometric shapes. The modernist idiom that incorporated art, architecture, and design quickly spread throughout the western world, and although the school was only active for 14 years, the fact remains that its ideals of functional simplicity in design are as relevant and contemporary today as they were 100 years ago.
The color palette for Abstract Geometry is a carefully balanced mixture of graphic and high-contrast black and white, soft tones of beige and colorful tints and shades, which together allude to a contemporary, artistic feeling. The collection as a whole plays with the negative space, layering, and the classic shapes of the Bauhaus movement.