Line up for eye-catching colour, bold shapes, and a whole new angle on adding personality to your space September 27, 2021

With its bold angles and rich tones, geometric design offers a punchy way to add a focal point to any room. So, we’ve rounded up everything from Memphis Group-inspired walls to modern accent pieces to help you embrace this season’s most vibrant colours and graphic shapes, and add a sense of playfulness to your interiors.


 Grand Entrance

A lacquered semi-circle hall table and large gold mirror in a hallway with bold patterned wallpaper

Combine Hommes Studio’s Memphis-inspired Elephant Sideboard with its Art Deco-style Nilo wall mirror to create what its designers call a spirit of “optimistic maximalism.”

Your interior designer will tell you how important it is to get the decor of your entry hall right—it’s the first room that anyone visiting will see, and you only get one chance to make a first impression. Hommés Studio has curated everything you need for an eye-catching hall, in a room-set named Decadent Bohemian Entryway.

Stars of the show are the bold, colourful Elephant sideboard, which has a travertine top and handles, and the Art Deco-inspired Nilo mirror with gold and bronze aluminum detailing. “Surround yourself with magic design details and envision a space that makes you happy,” its designers suggest.

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In the Ring

The rings of a Samsara chandelier hang over a modern dining table

The Samsara 9 chandelier balances the fragility of porcelain rings with the strength of its solid brass spine, a vision that designer Ted Bradley says he sketched “dozens of times” over five years.

It took Ted Bradley a year and “hundreds of fails” to perfect the illuminated rings that make up his Samsara chandelier. Inspired by the “arching ribs of a whale skeleton bleached in the sun,” it is both a piece of sculpture and a lighting solution. Each handmade ring takes weeks to create, and the size, metal type, and finish can be customized. Thanks to its warm, dimmable LED lights, the chandelier will cast a candlelight-like glow over a dining table or illuminate a whole room.

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Back to the ’80s

A geometric wallpaper design on a freestanding wall with a armchair and plant

Ettore, one of six colourful murals in Hovia’s Memphis collection, features a bold palette of bright trendy tones, with the aim of creating eye-catching accent walls and a welcoming, playful ambience.

It’s been 40 years since the acclaimed Memphis Group first exhibited at Milan’s Arc ’74 gallery, shaking up the design world with geometric shapes, colours, and patterns that drew inspiration from Pop Art, 1950s kitsch, emerging tech, and futuristic imagery. To mark the occasion, Hovia has transformed iconic 1980s Memphis designs into a range of wallpapers in a palette of pinks, purples, reds, oranges, and blues. 

“The Memphis collection has been almost a year in the making,” says Hovia’s designer, Tori Dennett. “After initially drawing more than 70 sketches, we narrowed it down to six designs that we felt took the modern ’80s aesthetic that is so classically Memphis into 2021.”

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Seeing Double

A round gold frame with a square mirror contained inside

The Twin Mirror uses simple circular and rectangular geometric shapes to embellish and update a traditional homeware look with a sophisticated touch.

As their name suggests, there are two mirrors in the Twin family, each of which has a design contained within a geometric floating frame. Twin One is a square wall mirror that has a delicate brass frame surrounding it, only making contact at the corners, while the full-length Twin Duo—perfect for bedrooms and hallways—looks like a stretched, elongated version of its sibling. The Twins are designed by Michele di Fonzo for Italian brand Frag, which started life in 1921 producing leather and hide furniture, and today creates homewares and accessories in all shapes, sizes, and materials.

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Hard Times

A curved purple concrete basin against a bright pink wall

Formed’s collection of basins has been designed to show concrete’s unique patina and texture to its fullest, and its carefully selected range of recycled sands and pigments allows each design to be customized.

The team at Formed Concrete Basins has an enduring love affair with concrete. For more than 15 years the company has crafted bespoke sinks from what Mark Jankowski, creative director, describes as “a unique material that can be cast into any shape or form.” The latest collection, Arc, showcases that versatility with an unusual range of sinks inspired by the curves of classical architecture, with styles such as Nobu, Koro, and Arch available in a range of 40 colours. Like all Formed basins they are produced using 80 percent recycled materials and can be customized.

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Banner image: The Salone wall mural by Hovia


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