Pop culture from the 1980s is having a bit of a moment, and it’s not just because of Stranger Things.
Bold, blocky geometric forms, reminiscent of the design phenomenon known as Memphis, are making a comeback, according to Los Angeles-based interior architect and interior designer Jamie Bush.
Geometrics – including circles, triangles, cones, cubes and hexagons – add visual interest and a modern touch. They also “create an eclectic dialogue with a traditional interior,” says Bush, who founded his interior architecture and design firm, Jamie Bush + Co., in 2002.
Many of the new designs embrace characteristics of the Memphis style, but the look has been updated. Pieces tend to be “more neutral or solid in tone” and “made of natural materials, such as brass or marble,” Bush says.
However you incorporate the trend in your home – with loud and bright primary colours or calm, natural shades – Bush calls the eye-catching figures “inherently timeless.”
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