- Art & Design
The colour green is on a rise in the world of interiors and design that is far from over. On the contrary, now is the time to read up on the most popular shades of the moment. It has long been common knowledge that the colour maintains a strong connotation with nature, but this popularity goes beyond that.
In today's residential landscape, green is royalty. The shades are diverse and the applicability wide. If you dive into history, you will find that we have always associated this colour with nature and the outdoors. This is still the case, although there is so much more to say. For example, have you ever considered that there is a big difference between warm and cold undertones? In the 1950s, a fresh, minty variant was very common, while the 1970s were more concerned with a deeper, warmer tint. Today, we are mostly under the spell of muted olive tones and steadfast dark variants, although lighter and brighter shades appeal to us as well. Moreover, interior design is not the only domain in which green has a say. In recent years, we already saw a similar evolution in the fashion and beauty industry that is still going strong. Versatility is clearly a key word here. Are you mainly into leafy shades, or do you perhaps prefer emerald? We selected several varieties that collectively draw you into a world full of symbolism and versatility. Jaguar Jaguar's sporty look comes out even stronger when its models get this green super tone. You do not have to be a car enthusiast to appreciate this eye-catching design at face value. With the fusion of the confident colour and the familiar exclusivity that has made the brand famous, you are looking at an absolute win-win here.
Khaled El Mays Beirut is the home of Khaled El Mays' studio. The designer has a multidisciplinary focus on interior and furniture design and graphics. Among other things, his work expresses his convincing faith in the strength of communities and local resources. Wicker, leather, and wire are some recurring materials in the portfolio. Tropic Chair is characteristic of his style while showing yet another shade of green.
In today's residential landscape, green is royalty
Olivier Grégoire Furniture and lighting with an eclectic touch are the familiar territory of designer Olivier Grégoire. Specifically, his Fold series stuck with us, and this will probably not be any different with you. Its pleated shapes and gorgeous hue are both assets you do not often come across. In our opinion, iconic is not an overrated adjective for his work. Every design is the expression of genuine emotion, and for these pieces, we have a strong suspicion that the maker wanted to communicate his perspective on weightless design. He fully succeeded in this.
Bieke Casteleyn Those familiar with our network will have heard of designer Bieke Casteleyn before. In her collection of table furniture, she weaves a thread of organic shapes, connecting lines, and colourful playfulness. It should therefore come as no surprise that she too experiments with shades of green. More specifically, we are a big fan of the combination of her dining table model 295 in Olive and coffee table 189 in Alga Marina marble. Header image: Pierre Bonnefille, The Invisible Collection © Vigo Jansons
Image 2: YSG Studio, Budge Over Dover, photography by Prue Ruscoe
Image 3: Balbek Bureau, Mama Manana restaurant, Kiev, photography by Yevhenii Avramenko
Image 4: Banda Property, photography by Ben Anders
Image 5: Khaled El Mays, photography by Daniele Iodice
Image 6: CCSS, Drop Lamp, photography by Duncan Jacob @DUNCOGRAPHIC
Image 7: Bieke Casteleyn, diner table model 295, olive, photography by Olivier Strobbe
Image 8: Entler, photography by Stephanie Pia