Ornament Is Not a Crime


Ornament Is Not a Crime

Contemporary Interiors with a Postmodern Twist

An escape from minimalism celebrating bold colour, curves, patterns and the unconventional in contemporary interiors.

The distinctive visual language, bright colours, and unexpected materials of the '80s postmodernists are making a comeback. After decades of minimalism, mid century modern, and Scandinavian design, a new wave of architects and designers are experimenting with shape, scale, and symbolic references to add expression and meaning to interior and furniture design.

Playing with the themes of postmodernism, sometimes knowingly, sometimes incidentally, creatives are once again demonstrating that form doesn’t have to follow function, less is not more, and ornament is not a crime. These twenty-one houses from around the world transform the everyday with joyful colours and patterns, the juxtaposition of materials, and the celebration of surfaces. Daring and delightful with a healthy dose of wit and whimsy, Ornament Is Not a Crime is for anyone seeking bold inspiration for their home.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 272
  • Artwork: 209 colour illustrations
  • Size: 22 x 28 x 3 cm
  • Published: March 19th 2024