Saturday, May 19, 2012

Designing the bathroom walls

An early design concept for the wall in the bathroom. Ary drew a sketch that Mattias used as starting point for a Powerpoint illustration. The idea is simplicity with inserts of decorative Art Nouveau tiles. The Swedish flavor of Jugend was more restrained compared to its continental counterparts and we would like our house to reflect this. The tiles are from the German firm Replicata.

Early design concept with Art Nouvaeu tiles
We both like the tile Arc of Blossoms very much. For some strange reason I (Mattias) think of the child books of Elsa Beskow (1874-1953) when I look at this tile. Or maybe it's not so strange considering that Jugend was Elsa Beskow's strongest influence during the early 20th century. 

The decorative tile Arc of Blossoms
The flower girl by Elsa Beskow

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