Out of the geometric, rigid, monoliths that came to epitomise the Brutalist architecture of the 1950's I aim to present my interpretation of its geometric, angular, austerity finding a modernist beauty and clarity of form. By taking its raw form and harsh perspective and translating that into bold, unconventional shapes and patterns.
As the style gave way to the high-tech architecture and deconstructionism that made way for Post-modern architecture, straight lines gave way to odd angles and ambiguous shapes.
This collection will include a series of repeat prints for post-modern style furniture and a selection of singular designs for a range of contexts including accent cushions and wall prints.
Brutalist Architecture Retrospective - Brutalism is a style that emerged in the 1950's among the reconstruction projects of the post-war era and grew out of the early 20th century modernist movement. Brutalist buildings are characterised by their massive, 'blocky' appearance with rigid, geometric and large scale use of poured concrete exposed with raw materials. It is distinguished by powerful imposing structures and angular forms. It was most commonly used for institutional buildings such as universities, libraries, courts, city halls and high rise blocks f flats.
(Interestingly, the term 'Brutalism' is derived from the French phrase, béton burt, meaning raw or unfinished concrete)