Appearing in Italy at the turn of the XVI – XVII centuries, the Baroque style represented an abundance of luxury, demonstrated power and wealth. Designed to beautify reality by combining various types of art in one interior composition with theatrical effects, it was popular in Royal palaces and country noble residences. With the advent of the twentieth century and the development of progress, modernism and constructivism pushed back the Baroque with its excesses. But fashion is returning, so in the second half of the twentieth century, the Baroque was transformed and became a new trend. Innovative materials were added to the traditional sophistication and rich decoration, and the basis was laid by current concepts of comfort and ergonomics. That’s what gave birth to the neo-Baroque style. Continue reading
In the twentieth century, when architecture and interior design so often became the heirs of previous styles, Zaha Hadid’s nonconformism stunned and knocked the ground out from under her feet. And still impressive. The territory that Hadid mastered as an architect and designer is the dark side of the moon. To understand a new, stereotype-breaking vision, you need to trust the designer’s courage and follow the same vector: aesthetics above all else.
How it all started
Zaha Hadid was born in 1950, in Baghdad, in the family of an industrialist and artist. Hadid’s education is all about exact science. She studied mathematics in Beirut, then architecture at the London Architectural Association. Continue reading