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NEO ROCOCO HOME DECOR: MODERN LEGO FURNITURE, HEATWAVE ROCOCO RADIATOR.

Neo Rococo CEO Lego desk, furniture by Staffan Holm and Johannes Tjernberg.

Day Two of Interior Design Week continues with several modern takes on 18th century forms. These pieces are admittedly concept-heavy works of art rather than usable household goods. But the Rococo aesthetic is not exactly a grounded one, n’est-ce pas?

Exhibit A: Staffan Holm and Johannes Tjernberg’s CEO desk. “We created the desk bound by the structural laws of LEGO-building bricks, combined this with the grace of the late Rococo furniture style and painted it glossy black to evoke feelings of exclusivity and power.” Made of solid beech and painted with enamel, the desk is a study in contrasts: ancien curves and modern materials, innocent child and cut-throat executive. (Sure, you might find neo-Rococo forms at Ikea – but they’re like empty vessels. It’s the philosophy that we silly design addicts open our wallets for…)

Smånsk Neo Rococo pixelated period furniture, Baroque modern interior design.

Exhibit B: Smånsk’s “Neo Rococo” side table and chest of drawers. The Stockholm designers simplified ornate details into their most basic forms: “We lowered the resolution and numbers of polygons in models of authentic rococo furniture.” The result: modern, pixelated versions of period furniture.

Joris Laarman's rococo radiator Heatwave, neo-rococo baroque, salaD Che mangino brioche table and floor lamp.

Similarly, SalaD’s Che mangino brioche table and floor lamp (above) “blend Rococo opulence with digital austerity.” Joris Laarman’s “Heatwave” is a radiator sculpted from ornate Rococo swirls of concrete. “Like all good designs, Heatwave scored high marks both for form and function: stylistically capturing the romantic mood of the moment, and conducting heat more efficiently than a conventional metal radiator.”

Some of you asked for sources of inspiration; one of my favorite contemporary design/architecture sites is MoCoLoco. And keep checking La Carmina – many more neo-Rococo designs will be posted this week.

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23 Comments

  1. Posted July 29, 2008 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

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  2. Posted July 30, 2008 at 1:49 am | Permalink

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  3. Posted July 30, 2008 at 10:29 am | Permalink

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  4. Posted July 30, 2008 at 10:29 am | Permalink

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  5. Posted July 30, 2008 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    The Rococo Radiator is out of control and I want one.

  6. Posted July 30, 2008 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

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  7. Posted July 30, 2008 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

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  8. Posted July 30, 2008 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    The Rococo Radiator is out of control and I want one.

  9. Posted August 8, 2008 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    i want that black bed!!!!!!!

  10. Posted August 8, 2008 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

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  11. Posted March 26, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

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  12. Posted March 27, 2009 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    The bed is really cool! I want that one!

  13. Posted May 13, 2009 at 2:51 am | Permalink

    Like all good designs, Heatwave scored high marks both for form and function while stylistically capturing the romantic mood.

  14. Posted May 13, 2009 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Like all good designs, Heatwave scored high marks both for form and function while stylistically capturing the romantic mood.

  15. Posted September 10, 2009 at 4:34 am | Permalink

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  16. Posted September 10, 2009 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    The furniture design is quite elegant. It look like there are robots all over the place. But overall the look is not that bad. I will design a table in my room like this.

  17. Posted September 22, 2009 at 4:11 am | Permalink

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  18. Posted September 22, 2009 at 11:11 am | Permalink

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  21. Posted October 7, 2009 at 6:31 am | Permalink

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  22. Posted October 7, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

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  23. Posted October 7, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

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