A CALM COMPLEXITY

Our desire for consumption is increasingly pushing us towards the need to simplify our lives and to find shelter from the frenzy of everyday life. We look for spaces and things that allow us to live better in a complex society characterized by fleeting and unstable bonds.
So, in order to better organize our daily itinerary, we increasingly rely on smartphones to process more information than was needed for man to land on the moon. We search out quiet spaces for holidays and we seek solace from the chaos of the big cities to enjoy our free time.

INTERIOR DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR SERENE AND PACEFUL AMBIANCES

We almost mechanically recreate this trend in the way we furnish our ambiances. As singled out by Cross Design Magazine 2016/2017, interior design has experienced the growth in the use of furnishing and gifts and fancy goods able to spread calm and serenity. Calm is usually identified with the absence of chaos, but, in contemporary consumption it is the child of complexity.

Opaque surfaces and transparencies play with the complex geometry of nature, giving shape to furnishing objects that instill a sense of peace in the observers, through the harmony of its elements.

MISE-EN-ABYME – AN EXAMPLE OF COMPLEX SIMPICITY

During the London Design Festival of 2015, the designers Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri installed a series of semi-transparent panels, painted in acrylic, in one of the corridors of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the nerve centre of London design.

The result is a dreamlike ambiance, seemingly simple but the result of a clever study of shapes and of the surrounding space: an installation that plays with perspective, bringing the visitor down into an area with unusual illumination, which leads to the closer discovery of the work that led to its realization.