Organized chaos is a very intriguing concept in theory, but when it comes to actual articulation in architecture and interior design, it can be a bit of a mess – and to be honest, not everyone can eb good at it. At worst, you could end up with a disjointed palate of color and materials, and at best, you can get a parametric wonderland in the form of deconstructivism. I believe we all would agree that the late Zaha Hadid was the mastermind behind that concept; only a master designer could pull something like that off. Anyway, the latest up in design technology is what is making this idea trend, and its aesthetic may need to be rebooted to fit into small scale interior designs, such as homes, apartments and offices. Using the controlled chaos theme in a pre-designated environment needs to be well thought out, and patched up with a strategic gamut of expertly applied textures and themes. Since there is nothing in interior design that exists in isolation, the controlled chaos theme needs to be sufficiently demarcated as a mix up of all design textures. Today, we will be looking at a few expertly applied thematic applications of this genre.
This interior takes on an abundance of textures – mostly wooden laminates and wall tiles – and applies them in a fashion that is not only visually pleasing but also carefully controlled. Had even a single tile or texture been misplaced, the entire ambient outlook of this interior would have definitely gone down the drain.
The green of the backdrop is what sets this particular interior apart, but what sets off the mood in the controlled chaos genre is the digital print of the bed sheet – not only is it in contrast with the rest of the scheme, but it is also cluttered – yet not cluttered enough; a perfect balance.
The stand out quality of this interior is its charming overdose on textures via furniture. The bed is arguably the focal point of this room, and it also becomes the canvas to portray the controlled chaos – thus the abundance of cushions, variations in patterns and contrast.
Although there is nothing very specific about this interior scape, it is still very theatrical, to say the least. It is mostly due to the gray laminate that spans the entirety of the kitchen cabinets, and its careful amalgamation with the strategically placed wooden plank.
Done in all black, the matt finish of the tiles create an ambiance that is somber, but the play of the light lightens the overall mood of the contrasting. So even though the color palate is overwhelming, the lighting effect wraps up that chaos in a neat little package.