Modernism Stands the Test of Time

In a recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Domain, Jenny Brown deliberated on how modernism is still popular after decades.

Having persisted for almost two decades, the market appeal of all things modernist shows no signs of abating.

According to most historians of interior design, the early age of modernism began with the opening of the Bauhaus School of Design in Germany in 1919.

Principals of modernism were to build spaces meant for purpose of the modern needs of living. Many disparate new design philosophies were combined at the beginning of the 20th century stemming from a distaste for the excessively ornate Victorian style of the late 19th century.

Trailblazers of Modernist design at the Bauhaus School, such as Walter Gropius, Mies Van Der Rohe and Le Corbusier, incorporated principals of Arts and Crafts and the open living spaces of Japanese homes into the new movement which was much celebrated later in the century.

Houses, gardens, furniture, fabric. Under such stimulus, the circle of mid-century lifestyle accoutrements has naturally widened to encompass the decor of modernism which works perfectly in the ideally lean 21st-century apartment life situation.

At HFOC we love modern design and only those top-quality designers will do.

Read the entire article at Domain here.

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