Bold and Beautiful
New Delhi-based firm 42mm Architecture presents an array of ways you could include captivating graphic details into your interiors. With design trends moving towards the bright and bold, innovative graphic and geometric patterns are making a comeback. So, the designers demonstrate, through their projects, how a striking and complementary colour palette combined with engaging modern or abstract prints can be blended with contemporary elements to achieve a uniquely curated space.
A multi-disciplinary practice established in 2005, 42mm has since been specializing in Architecture, Interiors and Urban Design. With a keen desire to depart from conventional models, a team of 25-plus architects and designers strives constantly to create projects that stand out. It’s a distinct approach towards design, detail and the latest technology is evident in each project. The firm is constantly into research, development and implementation of innovative and efficient design strategies. At the same time, the firm maintains a strong commitment to creating design solutions that are individually tailored to suit the specific criteria for each project. From graphics to nature-inspired designs all form a unique function in contributing to exceptional elements.
Nature-inspired graphics – birds, branches, flora in general or mythical animals – offer a perfect opportunity to create a distinctive and refreshing ambience to space. Floral patterns of the early ’80s are big now. The traditional beauty of floral patterns, either abstracted or straight up chintz, are cropping up everywhere from bedding to wallpaper to throw pillows. Geometric patterns being extremely versatile can be seamlessly accommodated in all design styles from contemporary to classic to rustic in the form of chequered floors, backsplashes, bold rugs and wall art.
Combining graphics is a layered process where you achieve the frame first then populate it with primary POP or graphics. It is then balanced with fillers either by exaggerating it or nurturing it as required. Departing from the neutrals, simplified illustrations with highlights of bright colours and a balance of positive and negative spaces within the patterns create a cohesive look and visual consistency. However, striking the right balance between focal points and soothing backgrounds is the key to ensuring alluring results.