What exactly is geometric design? Geometric design is a fascinating and inspiring art form that emphasizes the beauty and order of mathematical shapes and patterns. With its clean lines, clear volumes and harmonious proportions, it has the power to excite our senses and stimulate our minds.
Literally, geometry means measuring the earth. In the context of art and design, it means a style of design characterized by clear, basic forms. In two-dimensional applications, for example, these may be triangular, square or round shapes, often represented repetitively in patterns. In three-dimensional application, these are cubes, pyramids, spheres and derivatives thereof. You also see combinations of patterns with volumes in geometric design – especially in architecture. So it’s all about the simple shapes that are the basis of our universe: circles, squares, triangles and rectangles. These forms are carefully combined and repeated to create complex compositions that evoke a sense of balance and order.
Minimalist or complex
The use of geometric shapes in design has a long history, dating back to ancient civilizations. From the beautiful mosaics in Roman architecture to the intricate tile patterns in Islamic art, geometry has always been present as a universal language that connects us to the world around us. What makes geometric design so captivating is its ability to create maximum impact with minimal elements. By simply manipulating the position, size, color and texture of geometric shapes, designers can evoke a wide range of visual effects and emotions. It can be both soothing and energetic, minimalist and sleek or vibrant and expressive.
Architecture & interior design
Moreover, geometric design also has a functional aspect. It is often used in architecture, interior design and graphic design to structure spaces, create visual hierarchy and communicate information clearly. Consider the modern skyscrapers that adorn our cities, with their clean lines and bold shapes dominating the skyline. In short, geometric design is a source of endless possibilities and creative expression. It is an art form that invites us to discover the beauty and order in the world around us. The volumes, lines and patterns in Stilst’s work clearly show the influence of geometric design. Think of the REK coffee table, the TERMS coffee table, the REK bookcase as well as the VOLT table.