Nature remains a consistent and paramount inspiration for designers, even as the natural world faces increasing endangerment. Its inherent beauty has always been a rich source of motifs in design, ranging from stylized to hyper-realistic representations. These offerings pay homage to Mother Nature, highlighting imperfections and employing unconventional layouts to draw attention to the often-overlooked beauty of the natural world.Flowers and plants are portrayed as stylized simulacrum of themselves, providing ways to bring the outdoors in. Animals are depicted both romantically and grotesquely, as designers grapple with the themes of extinction, mutation, and the vanishing of pristine nature.
LOOKSNeo-naturalism and biomimicrySimulacrum of nature often with surreal accentsAnimal motifs from sweetly stylized to grotesqueFlattened & graphic palm leavesCarefully observed renderingsA celebration of leaf veining & imperfectionsPainterly & illustrated stylesUnmirrored & meandering layouts
Elena Trevisan for Barbini Specchi Veneziani
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