Chances are you would have come across mid-century patterns if you’re into interior design. Very popular in the 50s and 60s, minimalism and simple repetition ruled with this trend.
Even today, they’re still very much in vogue. You can understand the appeal for these designs. They’re striking, geometric, reminiscent of things we can all relate with and at times nostalgic. Nowadays, it is more common to find people seeking interesting modern interpretations.
What’s not to like about the sheer simplicity in the patterns used? The bold contrasting colours are a staple which means they’re nothing but bold and beautiful. A perfect match for anyone who likes full on colour.
Going down memory lane, a textile designer well known in her days for brilliant designs was Lucienne Day. The ‘Calyx’ which she designed for Heal’s in 1951 was the fabric that brought her fame.
Orla Kiely is another lady whose name rings a bell when it comes to mid century patterns. Her designs are literally on everything.
Even some designs like this Aquila wallpaper design in our Stellar collection have been said to have mid-century feel to them too albeit a modern take. We sure didn’t see that coming but we’re more than happy to take the compliment.
With applications on wallpaper, fabric, wall art and even custom headboards, you’ll agree that these designs are very versatile. Inspired? Why not look to infuse this into your home?
Located in the Plaka district of Athens, this hotel pays an ode to ancient Greek design and classic modernism. To continue our Destination inspiration series, we bring you AthensWas, a design-focused hotel bursting with style.
Designed by Stavros Papayiannis of Stage Design Office, the mission was to create a fresh approach to Greek design. Fully decked out in Greek marble and Greek walnut, the hotel’s overall aesthetic is defined by clean lines and an abundance of natural materials. What’s not to like about its understated luxury with playful elements making it easy for stylish guests to enjoy? The space exudes a contemporary approach to classic modernism in a way that celebrates Greek history and architecture.
Good things come in small packages. AthensWas hotel has just 21 guest rooms. Each room with its own outdoor space is filled to the brim with iconic furniture, light fittings and products from well-known designers. Even the artwork in the bedrooms immerse you into a world of culture and history. Some designs featured include the Canta and Viki armchairs by Toshiyuki Kita and lamps by French designers, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
The in-house restaurant and rooftop bar located on the 6th floor of the hotel promise stunning views of the Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the old Olympic stadium. Who wouldn’t want to dine in style with such picturesque views?