I luften: Nyenkelheten

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När Svenska Moderådets Lotta Ahlvar höll sin trendföreläsning på branschmässan Formex var ett tema Being Boring med ledorden grått, tråkigt och funktionellt. Det är inte utan att det känns tämligen väntat som någon slags reaktion på all den “personlighet” som skall utmärka allt i våra hem. Allt går i cirklar. Personligen (!) vill jag förstås inte önska bort det personliga (!) men jag känner starkt att vinden blåser åt ett annat sätt att se på saker. Jag kommer att hylla min inre enkelhet genom att sätta upp Andy Warhols klassiker I like boring things som jag köpte på Moderna Museet förra veckan.

För lite så känns det mitt bland alla höstnyheter och trender. Vi har liksom gått varvet runt. Vad återstår? Min guru Berglin får naturligtvis till det med sin geniala pennföring. Jag ler åt den där den sitter på min anslagstavla. Tråkighet och det enkla som trend? Absolut.

Bilder: Industriell New York-känsla ur Sköna Hem hösten 2008 av Marie Wärme & fotografi Martin Cederblad med Andy Warhols affisch samt Jan Berglin ur SVD 8 augusti 2010.

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  3. Intressant och kul läsning :-)Jag gillar funktionellt! Fast det får samtidigt gärna vara fint. Det enkla är oftast fint. Trenden med “personlig” inredning har för mig ibland sett ut som hopplock av udda ting som ingen annan har. Fast samtidigt är det säkert många, inklusive mig, som till viss del önskar oss ett hem som inte är exakt som grannens. Men för min egen del handlar mitt (relativt nya, om man räknar i antal år) inredningsintresse främst om att jag vill ha ett hem att trivas i. Och jag jobbar på det, säkerligen påverkad av trender som kommer och går, och lär mig på vägen vad jag trivs med (trendigt eller inte) :-)Men oavsett, blir det kul att följa utvecklingen av denna nyenkla trend 🙂

  4. Intressant inlägg. Och jag håller med dig om det personliga i inredningen. Det behövs. Enkelhet och funktion i all ära, men jag vill inte kunna gå in i grannens hem och känna att det ser likadant ut där som hemma hos mig. Det är de personliga detaljerna som gör det där lilla extra så att det faktiskt blir ett hem och inte bara ett “ställe att bo”. Gillar Warhol-affischen. Kanske får ta mig en tur till Moderna när jag har vägarna förbi. Jag hittade den inte i webshopen.Ha en bra dag!

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