Suprematism: an extraordinary interior for bright people
Strict lines, geometric shapes, 3 main colors, and an unrestrained desire for self — expression are the hallmark of Suprematism. It enlivens the space and gives the interior maximum functionality.
The history of the style is created by outrageous personalities!
Supremus means “highest”. The name of Suprematism was given to Latin and Russian avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich. The author of “Black square” — one of the most scandalous, mysterious, expensive paintings of the early XX century — proclaimed ideas that plunged into shock. Malevich believed that all forms of self-expression were outdated. The artist rejected painting and claimed that any ideas can be expressed using:
– simple line;
– 3 geometric shapes-circle, triangle, square;
– 3 main colors-red, white, black.
Outrageous Malevich used different colors and shapes at different stages of his work, but this did not prevent him from becoming the founder of a new style.
What do a Russian artist and a Lady Commander have in common?
Suprematism repeated Malevich’s fate. For 100 years — a moment for art — the style has gone from rejection to popularity. Zaha Hadid, an Iraqi — British architect, a female knight with an unrestrained Russian soul, gave Malevich’s ideas a new sound at the turn of the XXI century. She developed projects in the style of postmodernism, did not recognize creative stamps, and actively applied the ideas of her Russian colleague. Her plans to build a residential bridge over the Thames, a sports club on top of a mountain in Hong Kong, and a metro station made of gold in Saudi Arabia were shocking, exciting, and irritating. The first woman to win the Pritzker prize (for architects, this is the equivalent of the Nobel prize), recognized no boundaries in the desire to change the world.
A combination of mysticism and psychology
Followers and fans of Suprematism are inspired by ideas about the unity of man and the Universe. The shapes of interior items in the direction have a special meaning:
– circle-symbol of eternity, life, renewal;
– triangle — male and female, the development of the world;
– square-stability, order, planet Earth.
The three main colors of the style are deeply symbolic. Black — feminine, night, mystery. White — masculine, day, clarity. In the Suprematist interior, gray is also used as an intermediate link. Grey furniture, accessories, walls, floor and ceiling coverings create a sense of security. Red-the color of activity, fire, love-is necessary for the placement of design accents. For this purpose, yellow is also used — Malevich’s favorite color (along with black). As for brown: it is rare — designers avoid it.
How to combine high ideas with economic benefits?
Modern supremacists use the entire palette of colors, but Malevich’s idea that things should look spectacular and bring economic benefits is alive. To create an interior in this style, you need:
– to save the room from the interior walls;
– create a single space where black, red, and white tables, bar counters, sofas, armchairs, and cabinets divide the room into recreation, work, and reception areas;
– use contrasting finishing materials and square hanging shelves as zoning tools;
– use the minimum amount of furniture;
– don’t be afraid to experiment with large decorative items;
– turn the floor, walls, and ceiling into an avant-garde artist’s canvas;
– do not allow bright interior items to merge with each other and interior decoration;
– place design accents using red and black curtains, carpets, and primitive flat shapes;
– give preference to lamps of round, square, triangular shapes;
– use white finishing materials and furniture-they visually expand the space, improve lighting;
– combine any kind of artificial and natural materials;
– don’t limit your imagination.
His extravagance is striking, but at the same time his style is super-practical.
The supremacist style is popular in the design of non-residential premises. For the interior of houses and apartments, only elements of Suprematism are often used. The reason lies in the complexity and simplicity of the style itself. The slightest mistake of the designer can turn a cozy living room into an uncomfortable office, because professionals compare the supremacist style with aerobatics.
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