Anne Roselt, Plascon Colour Manager
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.
Mod Baroque in Fashion
Fashion has embraced baroque with designers Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino and Balmain featuring it in their fall 2012 collections.
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.
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…
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.
“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.