Pop Art is a style of design and a direction of visual art, formed under the influence of mass culture in the second half of the 20th century, a trend that became very popular in building and interior design. The name of this style causes a debate about its origins. At the moment, art historians adhere to two points of view, pop art – is abbreviated popular art, that is, mass art, and by style of performance pop-art is interpreted according to the direct translation from English as “cotton”.
Interiors in the style of pop art
Pop-art art is a logical continuation of abstract expressionism and surrealism, built on images of mass consumption goods. This style originated in America in the workshops of creative bohemians and is characterized by the use of elements that do not combine, which nevertheless look intriguing and quite harmonious.
In building design, pop art has gained popularity in interior design for young people. This is a bright and abstract style that allows you to use exceptional combinations, to complement them with visual images borrowed from advertising photography, emphasized simplified images of celebrities, elementary objects, elevated to the status of especially important. In essence, Pop Art is the union of the previously unconnected.
Of course, the building design in the style of pop art should be expressive and dynamic. This direction of design is particularly suitable in the design of children’s rooms and apartments of creative personalities. At the same time, if you decided to create an interior of apartments with a concentrated surrealistic world of happiness and are not part of the bohemia, this style is also for you. It literally charges with positive energy and allows you to look at life in a new way.
American Pop Art
Like any other design style in each country, pop art has developed in its own way and acquired its own exceptional features. It makes sense to position American Pop Art as the main style. A vivid representative of this style is Andy Warhol, who used in his works visually impoverished advertising images, as well as portraits of celebrities, among the popular works in the first place is his graphic portrait of Marilyn Monroe.
American pop art is often used as inspiration by contemporary designers, this choice of design tools is always exceptionally successful. For modern interiors in the style of pop art it is peculiar to use elements of on-art, that is, graphic images with a pronounced dynamics. This can be a variety of fractal images. Elements of on-art spectacularly complement the interiors of American pop art.
Unlike Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein introduced elements of comics and other characters of mass culture into interiors, Lichtenstein’s direction is also pronounced in American pop art. Pop art in the American version is more experimental and exploits the image.
English Pop Art
English pop art absorbed elements of neoclassicism and bourgeois lifestyle. The interiors in the English Pop Art style can be called more “domestic” and corresponding to the traditional perception of the interior, but at the same time more daring, expressive and abstract. Interior design in English pop-art is also based on using classic art objects, but with an accent on symbolism, with traditional pop-art finish and non-standard decorative materials. English pop-art is characterized by abstract experiments with color, texture and form, but within the “home” perception of the interior. English pop-art often uses zoning with color in combination with neutral colors, which allow to separate functional zones.
Italian Pop Art
Italian pop-art is, first of all, an experiment with space, here colors and forms are secondary, which do not influence the perception of space. It is obvious that the use of geometrical elements is more characteristic of Italian pop art. Italian Pop Art is also characterized by a greater use of neutral tones in the interior design, the color acts as a decor and a “donor”, as a starting point for the new image created by the designer from the workspace.
Retro Pop Art Home Interior
Recently, another interesting direction of pop art has been formed, which is already distinguished separately from other sub-styles. We are talking about retro pop art. This is a kind of variation on the theme of English pop-art, but without its inherent bourgeoisness. These interiors include traditional pop-art expression, elements of experimentation on the Italian pop-art space, the coziness, typical for English pop-art, where very trivial things are used as interior objects, but nevertheless these interiors look really amazing. As an example, the interior of the house of designer Stefan Stefan Holemann, who rented a former bookbinding factory in Zurich and created a new architectural object in the style of retro pop art.
Pop Art Living Rooms
Living rooms in the style of Pop Art – it is a game on contrasts, and it does not matter which direction of pop art, the living room will be the center of the composition and here the contrast will be the main tool of the designer.
Kitchen in the style of pop art
A pop-art kitchen is simple. Use regular furniture:
- Ex-Soviet style, then you’ll get retro pop art;
- Colonial style furniture, then you get an English Pop Art kitchen;
- A modern kitchen will look great with visual images of advertising or geometric character of American pop art.
Pop art style bedroom.
Do not forget that the bedroom is, above all, a place for rest, here you need to be extremely careful with the use of expression, nevertheless, it does not hurt to create a positive way of thinking at any time of the day.
Children’s room in the style of pop art
Of course, pop art in its built-in expression is most suitable for children’s rooms. You should pay attention to the Roy Lichtenstein comic book style, it is the perfect choice for the boys’ room. For girls, English pop art is definitely suitable. Especially pay attention to the pop art style if you have a creative person growing up in your family.
Toilet and bathroom in pop art style
Life in the style of “happiness”, so you can characterize the use of pop art in the interior of bathrooms. Of course, this option is more peculiar to children’s en-suit, but still do not limit your perception of space to standard norms.
Landscape design and architecture in the style of pop art
It must be said that pop-art style architecture is still a gimmick in the world of contemporary design, but there are still examples. The same applies to the design of adjacent areas. Landscaping in the style of pop art is the use of unconventional designs, ornamental decoration with flowers using bright colors. Undoubtedly, pop art in architecture and landscape design can give the world many more design discoveries. This is an area where you can experiment.