It is known that young people of any time require changes. The circumstances always add up in such a way that the new generation renounces the eternal foundations of the past and creates its new way of life in which there is no place for the ancient canons. The same story concerns the modern style - modernism, that carried something, that previously was still unknown - the absolute freedom in everything, including the design of interiors. «Art Nouveau» in French, «Liberty» in Italian, «Jugend style" in German and the American «Tiffany» - the modernism never stopped amazing its multifaceted.
But the paradox is that neither the «style of twenty» (the modernism in Belgium is called this way), nor the same «tiffany» in our time is considered as an innovative direction. The historical meaning of the modernism is often subjected to a dual designation due to its title. Despite the literal translation - "modern", the modernism has nothing to do with the latest fashion trends of the present time. Having been existed for a total of about 30 years in its brightest expression (from the late 1880s to 1914) - which is negligible in comparison with the styles that have dominated other centuries, it has given the world many unsurpassed masterpieces. And today, the modernism is fairly considered a stable, old enough, but proven by time, unique stylization.
What does the new noble, but paradoxical style of the past look like? The defining feature of the Art Nouveau style is the rejection of straight lines and angles in favor of more natural ones. It is estrange to symmetry and uniformity: the modernism gravitates to nature, it inspires and reflects the whole mass of colors and shades.
Smooth and curved forms, close to natural, with a shifted center of symmetry, that are emphasized by floral ornamentation; colored glass and porcelain, that give a form of a refinement; using rough material (particularly metal), creating a sharp contrast to the fabulous-natural motives; an extraordinary mixture of primitive forms, without geometric rigor, and modern materials that determine the technological age - this is the whole "liberty-modern", which gives the practical freedom for creative ideas. You can combine materials of any proportion, making dominant, for instance, metal, glass, stone or wood, whose naturalness, plasticity and a wide range of application possibilities, will create a fertile ground for the massive use of wood.The style was born at the turn of the centuries, the modernism successfully combines both aesthetic and functional qualities. Without a doubt, the game with blurry forms gives a special character to fantastic motives, but nevertheless, the main difficulty in designing such an interior is to retain integrity.
According to experienced designers, color determines the atmosphere in the room. To create an interior in the style of the American "tiffany" they use almost the whole color gamma, but the main accent is given to the shades, which should be soft and whitened, as if they are sprinkled with ashes. This color effect demonstrates the dimensionality, tranquility, which is related to the Art Nouveau style. Modernism, the same "style of twenty" - is a game of shades, which emphasizes the softness of the lines. But do not overload the background with cold white colors, as it is more acceptable to high-tech style. The softer and warmer the color will be, the easier it will fit to the variegated glass elements, dark wood and wrought iron accessories, which are inherent in the modernistic direction.
The decoration of lighting devices in the modernism is distinguished from the general number of the chandeliers, floor lamps, lamps and sconces. Traditionally, the lighting in the Art Nouveau style is created with the help of the large, noticeable lamps that become the main decoration of the interior. As a rule, they have contrast new shape and combine in themselves metal structures, subtle porcelain, wood, colored mottled glass and other characteristic features of the style. The intricate forms with asymmetrical lines, not devoid of elegance defines lighting devices of all kinds, made in the style of Art Nouveau. It is extremely important the base of the floor lamp to be made of metal or wood, there should also be as much color and texture of the material in the interior as it possible. For the target lighting, table lamps with non-standard bends with a large shapeless or elliptical bubble are used. For the main lighting will fit elegant candelabra with woven twisty patterns. They will well complement the classical implemention of Art Nouveau style with a lot of wooden coverings and decorative elements.
The lighting market is very rich in modern style products, based on stylized forms combined with the advanced technologies. For the lighting of the room, chandeliers and suspensions are an ideal variant, that can be of the same shape, but different sizes, or different lengths of the suspension, which will create some asymmetry and ideally fit in the direction of the modernism. Sconces need to be placed above the interior items that need the additional lighting. Also very thematical in the Art Nouveau style is the lighting with spotlights and highlights for paintings.
Nevertheless, the question «What kind of lamps will emphasize the originality of modernism?» is quite relevant. We, SkarLight company, firmly believe that when choosing lamps for such an interior, you can give freedom to your fantasy. In the room different variants will look good: both simple and ornate, original specimens. The main complexity of the modern interior is to successfully build all the details. In the opinion of our firm, an interesting option will be a chandelier on a forged frame. Metal elements and art forging on the lamp are successfully combined with colored glass or ceramic shades, that will give to the chandelier a certain texture.
It is also known that the main inspiration for modernism is natural motives - this can be clearly seen in the decoration of the lighting fixtures. In the interior models with the floral patterns look really well. All the accessories for creating a lighting solution of this plan are provided to you by the product line of SkarLight company.
Modernism combines the features of aristocratic classics and trendy elements. The interior looks very interesting - against the backdrop of restrained walls, expensive furniture and textiles, spectacular decor items, modern appliances and art objects. It is the "Art Nouveau", that will be loved by the supporters of the classical style, who are open to the experiments and fantasy in all their unpredictable manifestations. As Louis Comfort Tiffany - a designer and representative of the modernist trend said: "Modernism is the subordination of a single style of the artist's imagination».That's why we, SkarLight company, believe that it is not necessary at all to follow a blind imitation of a given style - you, as an artist, at your discretion can change elements and create your own compositions. The final result is important, so that you can keep the harmony of modernism. And the choice of implementation methods for the decoration of the house is only your prerogative. And we promise to help you in creating an incredible and aristocratic light solution. To do this, follow the link and see our range of accessories for chandeliers ...