Interior Style & Design Trends through the 20th Century

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Interior Style & Design Trends through the 20th Century

<p>Take the Journey from the Bohemian 1900’s, through to the radical Art Nouveau movement and the emergence of Modernism. Visit the richly decorative style of the Art Deco period, the optimism and

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Take the Journey from the Bohemian 1900’s, through to the radical Art Nouveau movement and the emergence of Modernism. Visit the richly decorative style of the Art Deco period, the optimism and innovation of mid Century design, all the way through to the Swinging Sixties.


Discuss the development and changes through history in furniture design, textiles, colour palettes, and architecture, both in Australia and internationally and what led to the emergence of these iconic styles, as well as their resurgence in current day interiors.


Please bring along a pen and a notepad to write on.


COURSE OUTLINE
Through visual imagery (PowerPoint) and discussion, the periods stated below will be featured with a dual focus. Firstly, interior styles including furniture design, colour schemes, textiles and how new materials, such as plastic, affected the way society lived. Secondly, a review of how external influences, such as World Wars and other major historical events, affected social living trends and interior fashions, both internationally and in Australia. Selected prominent and designers of influence from each era will be highlighted.

  • Transition from Victoriana through to Circa: 1915 including the Arts & Crafts movement and Art Nouveau. Focus on Charles Rennie-Macintosh and William Morris.
  • The emergence of modernism, including the Bauhaus era and American Kitsch, but with the major focus being on the Art Deco movement.
  • Mid Century (1940’s and 50’s) including iconic designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies Van de Rohe
  • The transition from the 1950’s (the glamorous housewife) through to the freedom of the 1960’s where Indian pilgrimages, Pop Art, Psychedelia, flower-power and significant designers like David Hicks, were the trademark of the period.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Identify selective historically significant designers, design movements, objects, and trends evolving in the 20th Century.
  2. Understand how external events, such as war, economic and social changes had an effect on design and the way society lived.
  3. Gain an appreciation into the background of styles that are trending today and the origins of popular items such as replica furniture.
  4. Be able to replicate and compliment, more honestly and accurately, a particular era in one’s own home.