Bringing Disco Back – ‘80’s Pop Art Retro
Anyone who has watched Pulp Fiction must be familiar with the pop art style dynamics of the cover art. Well that art is not only relegated to the graphic design part of the genre, but can be implemented in pretty much every design style. Interior design is no exception, and when you try to imitate the pop art retro into a three dimensional space, be prepared to jump out of the box in order to fully enjoy the results. Pop art is an acquired taste and is definitely not for everyone. It came into being during the late eighties come early nineties and display a rather bold sense of aesthetics – be warned; if you have a sophisticated design palate, then this style is definitely not for you. Although it has become a widely embraced genre it does have that certain ‘hippy’ vibe when it comes to execution – a rather bohemian material and color palate that defies superimposed interior design logic. There are very few interiors of true pop art formation out there, and today, we will be critiquing on one.
An Avant garde execution of the pop out style, this interior is bold and unique with a flair. The color palate is neither rich, nor stylish, funky nor dull – instead, it is just the right amount of radical. The lavender hue might seem like a soothing color without context, but used with specific flashes and texture, it can shed its conservative vibe and embrace a delible sort of compunction that makes this pop art style interior what it seems today. The exposed brick wall along one side provides an enthusiastic contrast to the funky contemporary artwork, while the shape of the portal is necessarily unique to fit this specific style.
The pop art style is unique, not only in its aesthetic but also in its execution. Most contemporary themed interiors use straight laced structural ornamentation in order to enhance the interior setting, but the pop art style is not afraid to stand out. The cloud shade abstract theme along with the meticulous color scheme make this design idiosyncratic but definitely loveable.
Accessorizing for the pop art style is like putting the icing on a cake – you have to be careful about integrating just the right amount of ornamentation, or your design can become excessively garish. In this interior, the chalkboard is a peripheral accessory but the focal point becomes the tree with lights hanging from its branches – it creates a metaphorical spotlight for this sort of interior style.
When it comes to openness, you have to appropriate the right amount of space to the pop art style. Since it uses bold colors and material schemes, it needs a space that is capacious enough to hold the majority of its unique flair.