a cura di Petra Schmidt -Annette Tietenberg -Ralf Wollheim
Is less really more? In reaction to the reign of Minimalism, designers, artists, and architectsare rediscovering the powerof patterns and embracing decors once rejected as superfluous, by covering lamps, chairs,rooms or entire facadeswith stripes, polka dots and ornamentaldesigns. This definitive overviewis the book that launched the new trend inpublications about patterns. Using examples of contemporary work by internationally renowned designers such asFabio Novembre, Claesson Koivisto Runeand Karim Rashid, by architects such as Herzog & de Meuron,Steven Holl and Sauerbruch Hutton,and artists such as Bridget Riley and Gerhard Richter, it lays out a kaleidoscopeof colours and formsbefore the reader.Multidisciplinary approaches and applications, and new interpretations of traditional motifs are illustrated, as well as the impact and influence of technical innovations such as laser engraving and digital millingon the creation and realization of patterns today.