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02 October 2020

Trends We Love: Futurism

Anna Harvey

Futurism was an art movement that began in the early 20th century, where it sought to capture the century’s turn into an epoque of dynamism, modernity and speed. The Futurists, much like your latest Reddit thread, were well-versed in all the freshest developments in science, technology and philosophy. 

The futurists believed past movements and traditions were oppressive for the arts, hindering their development and potential. Art, like design, takes immense pleasure in drawing from the past to create new generations of style. Whether it’s the opulence of baroque or the bohemian styles of the Victorian era, many interior designers seek inspiration in what is already known.

As the world continues to move online and world leaders increasingly seem more cyborg-like with their astonishing lack of empathy, we investigated the inventive, futuristic elements that might be missing from your home…

Colours speak louder than words

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Itala Gasparini - Il Temporale

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Marco Saporiti - Cascata al Tramonto 

When we think of Futurism, it’s easy to imagine a home that looks like tribute to the Matrix, instead of a sophisticated abode that borrows modern techniques with a vibrant palette. Artists are increasingly experimenting with a variety of techniques, making their hand-created masterpieces appear almost digital.

We Recommend: Give Gasparini or Saporetti (or both!) pride of place in your living room, and let these kaleidoscopic hues entrance your visitors and liven up your space. The contemporary abstract technique used in both works places them on the forefront of modernity, depicting cutting-edge techniques that stand to energize both you and your room. 

Get personal

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Marius Marcu - Ocean Eyes

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Lorenzo Monegato - The Friends

Portraiture is arguably one of the oldest subjects in art history, and yet it’s through faces that artists are able to truly give life to a piece of art. It is, however, in this highly-digitalized, selfie-inundated climate that artists are challenged to find an authentic way to express themselves and others. When it comes to interior design, it’s easy to be inspired by a cold minimalist decor or an interior urban jungle in one of Berlin’s cooler districts, but it’s after all the furniture is bought and rugs are placed, that it’s really time to personalise

We Recommend: Having someone else’s face in your home might not seem like a great way to ‘personalise’ your space, but when it’s a painting, it immediately becomes a portal for interpretation. Painting is the perfect addition to an ultra-modern or rustic boho interior because it’s the one thing that is truly unique. All of our paintings are limited-edition, original pieces, which means there is only one of them in the world. It doesn’t get more personal than that, folks.



Texture O’clock

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Francesco Ottobre - Astrid 

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Matthew Harknett - Colour Run 

If you’re in the market for something a little more subdued, but nonetheless ultra-modern, then check out these minimalist yet super textual pieces. These unique techniques will add instant sophistication and inspiration to any room, whilst easily complimenting a more neutrally toned colour-scheme.  

We Recommend: Given the format of these pieces, and their 3D nature, we suggest displaying them in a space that lets you and your guests appreciate them from every angle. Try hanging them in a curling staircase if you’re lucky enough to have one, or in a well-lit room where you can see the differing light of the day glide across the changes in the painting’s surface. 



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