This article I have prepared a long time ago, but the wedding planning are not allowed to publish it. I tried to make it maximum interesting, opened a subject not only about peculiarities of the Egyptian style but about life at that time. I hope you enjoy it and will find a lot of useful information. Don’t miss the Part 2!
The unique culture of Ancient Egypt charms many people up to our days.
It was especially popular in the Napoleon`s time, due to him the Empire style was originated and also in the first decade of the 20th century. Such celebrities as Janice Jackson, David Bowie, Sher and others tried on the style of Cleopatra and Egyptian kings. Inspired by Egypt again and again fashion designers create maserpieces.
Recently I discovered the wonderful Elizabeth and her blog Delightfully Tacky, where she generously shares her style, thoughts, ideas, recipes and more. She loves her home and writes about how she and her husband Dan gradually equip it. In my opinion, it’s difficult not to fall in love with this home. The house is filled with inexpensive and vintage items or handmade items which radiate love.
I really like these incredible form armchairs from London-based designer Benjamin Hubert. Honestly, I love every object created by him. Armchair, a lamp or a clock – all of his objects breathe a brilliant idea. He often makes a small discoveries in industrial design, thereby solving the issues of efficiency and simplicity of production, maximum functionality and reducing the weight of the object.
Recently I thought about one question: what will be my bathroom if I inspired time and life of the ancient Greeks and Romans? The more I again immersed in ancient times, the more I wanted to know not only about the premises, but also about the traditions and life of that time. My sketch above shows my impression about antiquity, and here I want to tell some peculiarities of life of those times.
In the 20th century was created a lot of interesting furniture and I love to consider it. I’m curious who made all of this. Wooden elements and color of the upholstery with warmth and kindness, as the love of grandparents.
I drew few objects designed by Danish architect Ib Kofod-Larsen (1921-2003). These objects are very popular now. His furniture usually was made of rosewood. I tried to show the brilliance and form. And all the charm of those times in upholstery mustard color. “Ears” of chairs and armchairs friendly invite You to sit down. I think this furniture was created a kind-hearted man.
“Freehand” – this is my new section, where I’ll spread the drawings of my favorite design objects, tell a little bit about them and their creators. I’ll start with the chair Foomy (pictured at left).
It`s made of polyethylene foam by designer and artist Markus Benesch. He came from Munich. At the age of 16 he started working as a painter and plasterer. Then 17 years-old he got to the famous exhibition of design in Milan, inspired by the work of designers and began to realize his own ideas, fully absorbed in the world of design. In those days there were not advanced digital printing technology, and Markus took the active part in the experiment.
He creates unusually colored vivid wallpaper and fabrics in pop and op-art, eleborate furniture, compound space with optical illusions for shops and
offices. He constantly has experiments with technologys and resources, every year creating something new. Marcus, I think, an unusual example of the restrained German design.
Video-interview with Markus (translated from German into English).