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Piet Mondrian – visual inspiration

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Inspiration can come from anywhere and anyone, sometimes we are hit with an inspirational idea when we least expect it. But as most creative people know it is hard to keep coming up with amazing ideas, this is when its good to expand your mind and even look to the past to help shape the future.

Whilst partaking in one of my favourite pastimes searching the Internet, I come upon a picture by Piet Mondrian. I have noticed examples of his work many times and decided to see how this artist has influenced design.

Below you will find brief information about Mondrian and then a selection of images showing how designers and creatives have used Mondrian as inspiration.

Pieter Cornelis “Piet” Mondriaan, after 1906 Mondrian (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈpiːt ˈmɔndriaːn], later [ˈmɔndriɔn]; March 7, 1872 – February 1, 1944), was a Dutch painter.

He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed Neo-Plasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colours.
Between his 1905 painting, The River Amstel, and his 1907 Amaryllis, Mondrian changed the spelling of his signature from Mondriaan to Mondrian.
(extract curtsy of Wikipedia)

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So we have seen some great examples of how other people have used Mondrian’s style how will you use it?

John Lewis – Reborn

Just popped into JLP on Oxford St and am loving their new Retro Reborn product launch, great windows, great mini store and great products.

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I love the use of bright colours, it really makes bold statement and shows off the products.

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These packing cases made from MDF are a really great way to

utilise the floor space and could be turned over and used to

merchandise on.

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The back wall bays have been covered in weather baording,

which has a rough rustic effect.

 

Anthropologie USA Summer 2011 Windows

Remember what it was like to peer through a kaleidoscope? To watch the colours meld and the prisms bend as you spun it slowly in your hands? Their new store windows remind me of younger days spent doing just that. Crafted of painted planks meeting at sharp angles, folded envelopes nestled side-by-side and paper cut-outs connecting the dots, they’re a colourful twist on the bold patterns and childlike wonder that lie within the lens.

Bergdorf Goodman Windows

Bergdorf Goodman have created some of the best window displays in the world.

Whenever I visit New York I cant wait to go to their store to see what they have created and I am never disappointed.

Here are a selection of some of my favourite windows.

Photos by Rudy Pospisil

Click here to visit his website

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