Saturday, July 3, 2010

Minimal Chaos

Josef Albers, a Bauhaus student and pioneer of modernism in America, created these pieces in homage to the square and to color. Minimalism is a hard concept to grasp for a lot of people, sure anyone can put a square in a square right? But what makes these pieces inspiring is how they make you feel. Color combination, saturation and depth, as well as the use of the most stable and controlled shape are all contributing to your reaction as a viewer.
Josef Albers, Vitra
I love the vintage feeling browns and mustard yellows. A print of one of these is a great way to bring some color and mood into a room without adding a lot of extra chaos. And as most art pieces that inspire they add their own commentary about life. Sometimes less is more and sometimes the simplest things are the most beautiful. These Josef Albers inspired nesting tables were recently re-issued by Vitra and are a great way to bring in a pop of color with a lot of function....Enjoy!

"Easy-to know that diamonds are precious,
Good-to learn that rubies-have depth,
but more-to see that pebbles-are miraculous"
-Josef Albers

1 comment:

  1. i like that quote. i kind of want a pebble necklace now. or maybe just a cool vase full of lil rocks next to my computer.