Three Essential Components to Contemporary Design

Three Essential Components to Contemporary Design

As its name suggests, contemporary design takes on a modern and fresh approach—just like our Moderndek lamps. While the definition of contemporary or modern design may differ depending on who you speak to, there are some fundamentals to the style. Let’s take a look at three of the most important ones.

1. Clean Lines

A hallmark of contemporary design is clean and unfussy lines. Straightforward structure without too much embellishment is the name of the game. Take the Moderndek lamp for example; when concealed, its shape is a simple half moon with one straight edge joined by a semicircle curve. Straightforward, compact, and utterly contemporary. Even when the Moderndek lamp opens to emit light, there are two simple shapes to choose from—a full circle or a semicircle, tastefully composed by the folds of the fan. The Moderndek lamp’s clean lines and contemporary approach is precisely what makes it so appealing.

2. Texture

Texture is often used in contemporary design to balance out the sternness that can plague modern styles. The exterior of the Moderndek lamp, for instance, is enveloped in luxurious leather to add texture. Not only is this lush material great to look at, leather is also soft to the touch and radiates that distinct scent—a rich sensory experience indeed.

3. Color

When it comes to color, less is more, with modern styles preferring solid colors over busy patterns. Although contemporary design is characterized by its muted tones, it also often incorporates one splash of color amidst the neutral palette to keep things fresh and vibrant. And the Moderndek range offers a bit of both too. There’s the sleek Raven in black, the warm Potter in brown, and the dynamic Azure in turquoise. A shade for every mood.

Our Moderndek lighting solution is a great example of contemporary design, where form meets function and beauty and practicality are seamlessly balanced. If you’re looking for an easy way to add a modern touch to you home, office, or any other space, then look no further than one of our Moderndek lamps.


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