What Is Contemporary Style?
The word “contemporary” means of the moment, making the style really hard to define. Dating back to the 1970s, this style is unique because it borrows elements from many other movements and styles. In it, you can see inclinations to modern, traditional, art deco and even futuristic design.
A contemporary design style of decoration is defined by simplicity, subtle sophistication, deliberate use of texture and clean lines. The contemporary interior is filled with space instead of things. They focus on colour, space and shape, and are sleek and fresh. The colours in the contemporary style are mainly neutrals, black and white. The palette is often punched up and accented with bright and cold colour that play against neutrals.
The Contemporary Style has very strong lines, whether they are straight or round. This line is usually found in architectural details and the contemporary furniture products make bold statements and, at the same time, are simple and uncluttered, without curves or decoration. Smooth, clean, geometric shapes are essential.
Upholstered furniture is often black, white or other neutral tones, using natural fibres found in wool, cotton, linen, silk and the pillows have geometric shapes that add a pop of colour and texture. Sofas, chairs and ottomans often have exposed legs. Beds and chairs usually don’t have skirts, trim, fringes or tassels. A Contemporary home’s floor is bare and smooth, using wood, tile or vinyl.
BRABBU Contemporary Style
BRABBU, inspired by this style, has created this mood-board to get your inspiration flowing. Here the Contemporary characteristics are self-evident: the clean geometric lines, the black and whites.
Saya de Malha Bank, the largest submerged ocean bank in the world, inspired the creation of SAYA Mirror. It is composed by a polished nickel concave frame, with an undulating surface covered in casted brass details, and a convex mirror. These shapes recreate the oceanic bank that was named by Portuguese sailors when they were sailing between Cape of Good Hope and India.
In ancient manuscripts, messages were written on vellum, a fine and translucent material. Featuring a top in glossy hammered aged brass and a base in Nero Marquina marble, every story you create in your home will be highlighted by the warmth of VELLUM Wall Light. Pair this brass wall lamp with an accent chair and relax with your latest read.
Cypres is a tree of many symbolisms and ornamental capabilities. Our CYPRES Floor Light was inspired by it, featuring a structure in glossy gold plated brass and shaders in gold plated brass and a base in white marble. This contemporary floor lamp is sure to impress in modern interior design.
This volcano-shaped Wall firepit represents the natural phenomenon of an eruption trough it’s rough-looking steel structure and its chimney like firebox. The electrical fire together with the heating system makes Eruption Wall Fire a perfect fit for any environment willing to stand out among the others.
A cubic shape museum was built in Hanoi, Vietnam, to tell stories about its city and people. HANOI Screen pays tribute to these cubic forms, giving a modern feel to any interior. Made in gold plated brass and black matte lacquer, this wall screen divider is sure to impress.
Sika is a deer specimen rooted in Japan whose strength and elegance inspired SIKA Wingback Chair. The most distinctive features of this wing chair are the button detailing on the inner back, the nailhead trim and the brass details of the arms. That’s why SIKA high-back chair fits a strong living room set.
Pietro Tacca was a sculptor whose statues were odes to war victories and trophies. TACCA Center Table, with its white Carrara marble top, was also built like a timeless statue. This coffee table brings to any living room set the satisfaction of winning a long day’s battle.
Contemporary Design Style is ideal for your simplistic lifestyle, the neutral colours will help you relax after a long day and the geometric shapes have symmetry and a structured look and feel to it, that gives us the feeling of having a structured house. Square and rectangular creates a sense of equality and harmony. The square further relates to the earth, with each of the four corners relating to the four points on a compass.
With BRABBU’s products, you can have a subtle sophisticated and luxurious home, which will never go out of style. Feel inspired and allow us to help you embark on your Contemporary Design project.
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