Design and art have always had something in common. Anything that relates to aesthetic space could be considered a form of design, and also a form of art. For example, buildings are inherently artistic in their design, and the practicality of their construction and design does not take away from this. This is why the role of an architect is distinctly different from someone who constructs the buildings and puts that into practice.
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Sometimes dividing the hardline between art and design can be difficult to draw. To do so, we’d have to take into account the amazing work of designers such as Hagit Pincovici, Antoni Gaudi and Marcel Breuer. Our blog is concerned with what's gaining popularity in interior fashion, home beauty and aesthetics, meaning that exploring our informed view of these topics can be beneficial in predicting and adopting trends, or even coming up with some on our own. The design philosophies behind many creative products are ever changing. Lets look at some ways an artist can change home items to make them dramatically better and have design meet artistic beauty.
Design Is Practical
Products, no matter how well they are marketed, are by and large tools made for humans to encounter and interact with. As humans, we often see rooms as those spaces comprised of tools. For example, if you had to leave the room you are currently in, and explain that room to someone outside, you would likely express the seating and where it’s located, the desks and computers, or the utility of the room in general. This is design through and through. While the placement, colors and balanced amount of objects in a room are the grounding force behind one perspective, you can also look into modern ideas and make them similar to modern technology as another design perspective.
Image of a Hagit Pincovici coffee table
Art Is Expressive
When it comes down to it, there is no reason a table should look different from any other table. Maybe in order to to fit certain size and shape requirements they can be adjusted, but overall why aren’t all tables constructed in the basic wooden four legged design with a simple coat of varnish? Aesthetic is absolutely unnecessary to the utility of the piece. However, this would make for a dull and stifled world. Artists would also argue that the expressiveness of design seen through the artistic lense can give us a greater perspective of utility. For example, a children's table with a fun and novel design can be seen as appealing, attractive and a friendly/tailored tool to use.
But it’s not only limited to that. Design can be expressive, just like how postmodern architecture took the best ideas of modern buildings and twisted the design with very singular yet powerful expressive twists. Art is the thing that makes design justified, interesting and updated. It must always be restrained by practicality, but also use itself to further justify the design. This great balance point, when struck perfectly is the main and most beneficial element of almost any beautiful piece of furniture you own.
In conclusion, art and design do not diverge, ever. They are fundamental to one another if designing something worthwhile and to be used. Art for arts sake is insincere without design, and design without art is flat and limits ourselves to boring and dreadful environments. A perfect blend of the two must always be upheld, and of course this is intrinsically possible at all times.
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