I’m as fond of “spaces” as anyone, in fact. I love them, but there is definitely a point at which turning interior design in to “how to create a bland, meaningless hole” is unacceptable. Minimalism has had 20 years of fawning acceptance, and it’s time to go.
Nor would giving minimalism the boot do much damage to good designers. The only ones at risk would be the true crap artists. There are bacteria with more design credentials than that, and these sheep definitely won’t be missed. It might actually be more humane to put them down. How bad can it be if your claim to design talent is a bit of utterly ignorable white surface? Death or release into real design could only help these poor bastards.
3D flooring basics
The idea of 3D flooring is so basically good in so many ways. The floor is the largest contiguous area in any architectural space. It’s a great way of adding color and motifs.
3D floors are basically polymers, epoxy resin, tough as nails, and easy to clean. You could put these things over practically any surface. Obviously, there’s no guarantee against scuffing, but most damage would be pretty minor.
This is the natural development of split levels – split dimensions and perspectives. If these early designs are just that, imagine the possibilities, like Gothic themes, H.P. Lovecraft… favorite movies, meditation rooms….anything, really. Talk about a merchandising dream, but there are huge artistic possibilities here.
3D walls are also arriving, if less dramatically. Thank god for high definition and good vectoring, is all I need to say. You could outdo the Baroque period, with a bit of thought, and if you’re bloody-minded enough, add real Baroque stuff to totally confuse everyone, including yourself.
Every living space IS different. Making that space nice and liveable, however, is very much a matter of individual preferences. Some of the 3D ideas are quite elegant, and if they owe a bit to 1940s-50s modern abstracts, (the pre-pop art stuff) that’s a good pedigree for any design.
One thing I notice about 3D is that you don’t take long to say Yes or No. The visual impact is such that you either love it or want to go around it.
I honestly don’t think this is a fad. I think it’s the beginning of a new, more visually intensive, but in many ways more advanced living aesthetic.
Humans always try to create good life spaces for themselves. Pity they don’t pay more attention to the hideous life spaces they often create for others, but when it’s your home, it’s personal. The level of care about design goes up enormously.
You often, in fact monotonously, hear about “conversation pieces” in design. These floors could be called “consciousness starters”. People naturally adjust to new environments. It may well be that one reason so many people are so utterly unaware of their environments is that so many modern environments are all so
similar. New, unfamiliar environments may be just what’s needed to kickstart the human brain.
Anyway, I want the cloud bed flooring. I like the idea of going to bed above a serene sky and waking up to something that doesn’t scream “Clean me!”, too.
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