Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Ubiquitous in our natural environment, geometric patterns are really having a moment in design right now.  It seems everywhere we turn, we run into something geometric. What's more, faceted objects are reigning in home décor; from planters and terrariums to faceted vases and light fixtures.  We find these angular beauties in furniture design as well as textiles for the bed, tabletop and wall applications.  

One of the first things we learn as children are basic geometric shapes, and they stay with us throughout our lives.  Maybe it's that sense of familiarity that makes geometric shapes such a popular pattern in home décor.  Geometrics are a way of lending formality to a space; making it striking but without taking over.

Geometric patterns are not just a contemporary trend either; it is one that has endured throughout history.  The ancient Greeks and Moroccans both used bold geometric patterns as part of their architectural and interior design. Throughout the 1900's, angular structures and patterns were presented in different forms as the design styles adapted and changed.

Geometric shapes and patterns provide a stunning backdrop for a variety of décor settings and they remain popular because they mimic items found in nature.  Nature is a constant inspiration in all design.

Froissé Mirror designed by Paris based Hungarian artist Mathias Kiss found on Yellowtrace

Faceted Console Table from Boca do Lobo

Origami Coffee Table found on West Elm

Delsey Luggage

Knowledge in the Brain Bookends by Karim Rashid found on All Modern

Pink Tourmaline Ring by Daphne Krinos

Geo Salt & Pepper Shakers found on West Elm

Geometric fashion wearable art white dress with faceted 3D structure using connecting triangle shapes

 Scalen Wall Surface in Cinza from Brazilian tile manufacturer Castelatto

Stool found on Made Goods

Lamps from Boco do Lobo

Geo Pendant found on Urban Outfitters

Danielle Faceted Clutch

Faceted Glass Vases found on West Elm

Aranguren & Gallegos Architects -  Madrid, Spain

Himmeli Light Cage Table Lamp found on Etsy

Monolith Lounge Side Table from Desinere

Oric Chair inspired by Polyhedron Origami design by Yuji Fujimura

Geometric Globe Planter

Myer Bourke Street Redevelopment in Melbourne, Australia by NH Architecture


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