A treat for my eyes – a london gallery currently dedicated to post war functional furniture.
All images from Rocket Gallery
The Rockey Gallery in East London is currently holdong an exhibition of post-war domestic dutch furniture. The furniture above is reminiscient of Mondrian, who was Dutch (although produced his most famous works when in Paris and America), and also the De Stijl movement.
The dudes behind De Stijl loved simplicity, and believed that compositions should be reduced to the most basic of lines and visuals, using primary colours. I can empathise with this, although I do believe that sometimes a bit of complexity against very simple and striking images is a nice and unexpected contrast. I don’t think I could live in a house solely utilising the furniture above or embracing minimalist lines too much as it might feel a bit too rigid – but it’s definitely nice to be inspired by it.
Anyway, if you’re interested in history of furniture and design, The Rocket Gallery seems to be a good place to start, as they have showed a few exhibitions on the subject now. Apparently they have a shop there now too…eeek. Could be dangerous!