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While most people still say "eclec-what?", it has surely not escaped the notice of interior design enthusiasts: the eclectic interior design style is incredibly popular. The eclectic style is not actually a particular style. It is the 'borrowing' of a variety of styles and ideas from different time periods. Think mixing a Sixties Space Age lamp , a Memphis design cabinet and a sleek Scandinavian dining area. The whole thing is dressed up with bright colours and graphic patterns with the aim of creating harmony. That sounds quite complex and it is, but when done right it's a picture. So in this Whoppah explores with you, we like to take you on our quest to find out what is eclectic design? You can see a beautiful example on the right. Photo rights: Ian Phillips
Despite the fact that it may not be officially recognised as a distinct style in the world of design, for many people eclecticism is still seen as a distinct movement. The first person to use the term 'eclectic' reportedly did so for the work of Carracci, who created his work by combining the classical tradition with Renaissance elements.
A well-known 'eclectic designer' is David Hicks. Originally a freelance advertising illustrator in London, he became famous in the design world in the 1960s after a magazine published the groundbreaking makeover he did at his parents' home. Hicks went against the traditional and pretentious English interior design style and became a master at creating distinct, amazing but cohesive mixes. His eclectic interiors are a combination of debauched colours, patterns and design styles that create a seductive and impressive whole.Among his most notable projects were rooms for Prince Charles and Princess Anne and a sparkling nightclub on an ocean liner and yacht for King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.
Going with eclectic design yourself? Here are the do's & don'ts we learned.
One of the most iconic design chairs is the Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe. The chair was exhibited in 1929 during the World Exhibition in Barcelona and is one of the best-selling designer armchairs ever. It is amazing how a chair has not lost its popularity for more than 90 years and remains a symbol of elegant and modern design. That is why this week is an ode to architect and furniture designer Mies van der Rohe.
Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. It's high time to find out more about this world architect!
The Eames Lounge Chair is undoubtedly one of the most popular lounge chairs ever made. The iconic chair was released by The Herman Miller Company in 1956 and is here to stay. Do you dream of such a beautiful copy? We share 5 facts about this legendary lounge chair and we spoke to Aksel, Eames connoisseur and trader, about the differences between the vintage and recent models of this chair.
At Whoppah, we like to give creativity space. That is why you can admire a beautiful art installation by design duo Daniëlle Malestein and Willemijn Bos in our showroom until 26 February, focusing on the theme of romance. In this installation, art and design fuse together to create a tantalising show that will set all your senses on edge. Daniëlle and Willemijn explain how the design came about: