Even if you didn’t know the name Piet Mondrian, you probably know the style. Characterized by a rigid geometry of squares and rectangles, filled using a limited primary school palette of colors, Mondrian’s compositions are striking in their simplicity. The iconic motif has been famously adopted from fashion to furniture.
With its ambitious name, meaning The Style, De Stijl was an art movement founded in 1917 by Dutch artists Theo van Doesburg and Piet Mondrian. It can be said that Mondrian’s influence is not only limited to his contemporaries but went on to inform the Bauhaus style and the International Style in architecture. By boiling down the subject of their paintings to their essence, the compositions focused on telling a story through emotions, a pictorial and plastic language.
“All painting – the painting of the past as well as of the present – shows us that its essential plastic means were only line and color.” — Piet Mondrian
5 Home Interiors in the Style of Mondrian
Mondrian’s lasting influence on interior decor is still present today. Here, we’re featuring a selection of five homes decorated in a bold grid of black lines and painted with primary colors that pay homage to the Mondrian style.
Luxury Yacht Interior Inspired by Mondrian
This interior adoption of Mondrian’s explorations comes in the form of a luxury yacht that saw the painter’s vivid planes and grids transformed into one yellow bed, a cubist
Mondrian Style Children’s Room
This is a children’s room harnessing the Mondrian color vibe. There are
Mondrian Themed Modern Workspace
Mondrian Style Kitchen and Dining Room
Departing slightly from the usual bold hues and giving in to
Cappellini’s Cabinet Homage
Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata designed the Homage to Mondrian Cabinet for furniture manufacturer Cappellini as a tribute to the celebrated Dutch painter. Kuramata transposed the Dutch painter’s primary color blocking onto the front panels of the
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