Quotes make us think. You nod in agreement when we read one that strikes a chord, don’t you?
Hearing someone else say something is all you need to reinforce the beliefs you already have. Many creatives have said a lot about design and creativity. So for a bit of wisdom sharing today, we collated some of our favourite inspirational design quotes. Be inspired.
“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.” Robert L. Peters
“Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.” Pierre Bonnard
“Simplicity, carried to an extreme, becomes elegance.” Jon Franklin
“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” Walt Disney
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” Mark Twain
“Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.” M.C. Escher
“The details are not the details. They make the design.” Charles Eames
“Design is everything. Everything!” Paul Rand
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Pablo Picasso
“Design is where science and art break even.” Robin Matthew
Do you have some favourite design quotes you’d like us to include? Why not let us know and we’ll be happy to add them in.
Our design influence for today is the Raimond lamp. Think starry skies and constellations and you have the embodiment of the Raimond lamp. This is our tribute to the award winning designer, Raimond Puts who passed away in 2012. He combined his love for simplicity, mathematical prowess and metalwork expertise to create timeless design.
Hidden beauty of starry nights
Designed as part of a collection for Moooi, this stylish creation is perfect for a contemporary interior setting. The Raymond Lamp has been described by Moooi as “a perfect sphere of mathematical ingredients punctuated by tiny LED lights. Looking at the lamp feels like staring into the soft glow of a starry night.”
Closer to home with our Stellar Collection
We nod our heads in complete agreement here at Moody Monday. Our new collection, STELLAR is inspired by the boundless beauty of the sky and space. No wonder we have a heightened love for all things celestial. You’ll hear more about the launch of the new collection over the next few weeks.
It is not difficult to understand why designers pay attention to beautiful lighting. The variety available in the industry is astounding. Be it over-sized pendant lamps or geometric shaped lamps, the options are limitless.
Share your design influence this week with us.
All images were sourced from www.moooi.com
Influence of the Week – Bauhaus Inspired Ceramics
Inspiring Designer – Marcel Wanders of Moooi
Design in Focus – Lighting Installations
A few weeks ago, our designer and founder, Eliza Kesuma returned from a nice holiday in Indonesia, her home country. It made us think – why not introduce all our lovely readers to the world of interior design in beautiful Indonesia.
This week’s spotlight is on Fifi Fimandjaja, one of Indonesia’s leading interior designers catering to high-end residential and hospitality clients.
Photo: ©Adeline Krisanti 2015 via Idea Online
We particularly like how her stylish mix of modern style with cultural elements provides non-ostentatious luxury and glamour. Her spaces have a knack for matching the right use of colours with interior styles.
Photo: © Vivianne Faye 2015
Photo: © Vivianne Faye 2015
For more on her work, visit http://www.viviannefaye.com