The shift in political power is oppressing our sense of freedom. We feel that we have to live by a lot of rules, and are unsure about who will be making those rules tomorrow.
That makes us rebellious - we want to work it out for ourselves. This combined with the hardening of society means that our living space is given a rugged and raw appearance. The colour black plays a dominant role, the materials are hard and sometimes have an almostaggressive appearance, like one big protest.
In the interior this leads to rugged indoor spaces in which theestablished rules don’t appear to apply. Interiors acquire an anarchisticlook. Sharp shapes and industrial materials dominate. Productsappear to be made up of parts of other dismantled products. The newproducts that this creates have a recycled feel. Sometimes they havean unexpected sharp edge or extremely rough surface.
Flowers and plants play an unusual role in this, and are used toreinforce the story. Flowers and plants are used in an unorthodox way- existing rules about use and application appear not to apply. The sometimes messy feelcreates a contemporary relaxed atmosphere..indoor
The materials used are rugged, industrial and unpolished. Sometimesthe materials are used in an unorthodox way. This emphasises the senseof protest, as if rebelling against the established norm.
The patterns are an industrial copy of luxury materials. Hence marblepatterns are used on enamel or plastic. We also see finishes such asscratching, lettering, symbols (based on freedom and peace), spot and splash patterns.
The shapes are raw, rough, quirky, sharp and pointy. They appear to beexpressing their own opinion, and go right against convention.
High contrast use of colours, lots of black. Red is used as a statement.Green, beige and flesh colour have a softening effect on the contrast ofblack, white, grey and red.