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News > Interior style «Avant-guard» through Tatiana Antonchenko's eyes.

Rebellious avant-garde style arose in the late 19th-early 20th century in the period unstable for the then young people, as this was associated with global revolutionary moods. Mutinous spirit caused upheavals of foundations of arts, contrast game with form and colour began, creating unnatural cosmic images, negation of everything native and natural. Thus forget about all unbreakable rules of design.

The avant-garde is the style opposite to the classic. Avant-garde style of interior will appeal to a person with original taste and nonstandard thinking, who prefers freedom and independence in everything.

Avant-garde – is a bold experiment, but despite the total chaos, however, everything is in its place.

The main characteristic of the avant-garde style in an interior is colour. The colour scheme of the avant-garde – are pure, unmixed colours: black, white, yellow, red, green, blue.   In one room it may simultaneously be applied several colours to create contrast. You may mix, match, combine any colours. In general, contrast – is one of the main features that characterizes the avant-garde style. It should be noted that in this style it may be combined absolutely incongruous objects and materials.

Crazy (but not vulgar) mixture of colours, textures, materials, forms — is the basis of the avant-garde, the style of defiant and freedom-loving experimenters. The style in which combination of not combined gives rise to a new aesthetics of an interior.

The avant-garde – is an original and bright style, which made a breakthrough not only in painting and sculpture, but also in interior design.

The fact that everything new and modern – it is the prerogative of the avant-garde, we have already figured out, but here's how to find a place of this interesting style in a residential interior and how to apply the avant-garde style in one's interior?

In interior decoration in the avant-garde style may be used almost any materials, but preference is given to modern, the newest finishing materials. For example, there are widely used decorative plasters, metallic wallpaper, suspended ceilings, new paint formulations, laminated covers.

Be armed with brushes, paints and paint. Usually walls are painted in bright colours. Black wall is opposite to white, white is opposite to black. Thus a black chair is opposite to a white wall and a lamp with a light lampshade is near a black wall, or all four walls are of different colours: yellow, orange, red and cherry. Colour of walls should make contrast with colour of ceiling and floor. Floor may be painted with one-colour bright paint.

Furniture in the avant-garde style fully reflects the nature of followers of this course of the art: it is original, is full of energy and interesting details, but at the same time is rather moderate in order to perform the required functions.

Actually furniture may be of any shape: it is easy to see sofa, one half of which will be square and the other is round, because game with a form is that on which the whole avant-garde is based. Furniture sets (sofa and two armchairs) will not fit here. Each detail should be original. Furniture made of plastic, glass and even metal in bright colours looks perfect. Accessories in the avant-garde style may be large, unusual and even unexpected, of strict geometric forms. For example, paintings made by the representatives of cubism or mats with cubic patterns. Unusual lamps and chandeliers of cubic shapes and bright colours, various plastic or glass vases of correct geometrical proportions, mirrors in rectangular frames, unusual dishware in bright colours.

Choosing textiles for a home, try not to detail. For example, curtains in the avant-garde style should contrast with the colour of walls, and the material should be with simple texture.

Bathroom in the avant-garde style.

This is a fascinating mix of shapes and colours. In the foreground you may use flashy colours of ceramic tiles. It is typical wild experimental mixture of materials (for example, metal and wood on a ceiling, bare monolith as a floor).

Glass is used as structural element (glass partitions, glass stands), technical details as visible design elements (siphon is sometimes more important than a shower).

You are welcome to read the full article on the personal website of the author – designer Tatiana Antonchenko

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