Rocking Mod Baroque

Anne Roselt
Anne Roselt
, Plascon Colour Manager

Rocking Mod Baroque

Michal Negrin – Image source gulicohen.com

Baroque refers to a period during the 1600’s known for ornate furnishings, luxurious fabrics, gilded accessories and an opulent and theatrical style. The very opposite of modern, clean lines and sleek furnishing we see today. Modern Baroque (Mod Baroque) is the marriage of these two distinctly different approaches to design and the results are quite magical.

The Olympics had a touch of baroque – the back of the Olympic gold medal has a baroque ribbon design.

Rocking Mod Baroque

Olympic Medals, Image source sabc.co.za

Mod Baroque in Fashion

Fashion has embraced baroque with designers Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino and Balmain featuring it in their fall 2012 collections.

Rocking Mod Baroque

Baroque Inspired Dolce & Gabbana  2012 Collection, Image Source f-artfashion.blogspot.com

Rocking Mod Baroque

Sicilian Mod Baroque Inspired Dolce & Gabbana fall 2012 Collection, Image Source deadbeatkingdom.com

Mod Baroque Interiors

Designer Kelly Wearstler is renowned for her mod baroque interior style, which mixes vintage and modern, bold colours, patterns and textures to create some unique and refreshing designs.

Kelly Wearstler design, Image Source kellywearstner.com

Kelly Wearstler design, Image Source kellywearstler.com

Mod Baroque by Mary Katrantzou 2010/2011, Image Source knowwear.co.uk

Kate Moss Harper’s Bazaar, Image Source livechic.com

Liv Chic do a wonderful range of mod baroque furniture, this image is inspiration from one of the blog posts. Got to love that bed…

Visi Winter 2012 cover

This is one of my favourite Visi covers of all time and it has a lot to do with these sausage-dog chairs from Jimmie Martin.

Mod Baroque “Design Of Love” chairs, Image Source designoflove.com

“Design of Love” chairs made from recyclable polythylene. The brain child of Italian designers Graziano Moro and Renato Pigatto that branched out into furniture from the world of fashion.

The artistic flair, beautiful detail and romance of baroque style are some of the reasons it’s making such a comeback. Keep an eye out for this trend I am sure it is going to be around for a while and I, for one, am really glad about that.

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