I’ve previously alluded to my dislike of the Modernist era where architecture and interior design is concerned. I think the main reason why I’m not a fan is because of its quite stark and bleak presence. But I AM a fan of modern design. I like crisp straight lines. I appreciate industrial design elements and I’m a fan of streamlined and no-fuss interiors but the extreme variations that were produced during the early Modernist ‘movement’ do not appeal to me. Although, I can understand why the pioneers of Modernism experimented in such a fashion – it was all about expressionism and experimentation after all. New materials and a new mind-set = new design.
And if it wasn’t for their ‘outside the box’ attitude; where they fought against tradition and historic influences we wouldn’t have the modern designs and architecture that we have today.
So, as a nod to the Modernist lovers I’ve uploaded the assignment that I was required to produce as part of my Degree studies. Of all the work I submitted for this module; the Modernist report achieved the highest mark. Go figure.
If there is anything that particularly inspires you about this period, please feel free to leave a comment!