Christopher Elliott Design
Interior Architecture & Design


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Prahran Victoria 3181 Australia

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In a world of design where it seems nothing is new, what possibly could be next? Not a lot really, it’s more about reinvention. In fact, the trends to come out of the latest Milan Design Week in April, reference a lot from the 1980’s and 1990’s. It was a design mash up! And that seems to be a trend in itself; composing random collections of products and finishes.

A current shift in design, which references both the Memphis and original Bauhaus movement, is a return to primary colours of red, yellow and blue. Think Mondrian, ABC test pattern, and you get the idea. It’s a revolt against all the tertiary hues that have dominated designs of late, and what’s not to love with a return to basics. I feel we are reliving the 80’s with a whole new approach, but a small part of me can’t help but think “Will I end up hating this?”; the same way I did decades later.  But with age comes wisdom.