Selection of 10 timeless black design pieces
Yes, my black obsession isn’t just about clothes – it extends to home interior too. I recently noticed that my favorites list on Selency was full of black pieces. That color really add sophistication to everything. In general, I particularly associate black with elegance and timelessness. And this also applies to interior decoration and design: in black, it’s a safe bet.
More than ever, black is in the spotlight right now, with the two Pierre Soulages exhibitions at the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou museums. Did you have the chance to see it? If so, what did you think? I really have to take the time to finally see it. Meanwhile, I read an interesting interview of Pierre Soulages. Here is an extract:
“One day in 1979, I was here in this studio working on a painting for hours and there was black paint everywhere. I was exhausted, and I couldn’t understand why I had worked for so long on something I didn’t like. I thought it must be a bad painting because it wasn’t turning out like the others. I went to sleep for an hour, and when I woke up and looked at it again, I thought, “I don’t paint with black anymore. I paint with the light reflected off the black surface.” This realization touched me, so I continued to make more of these paintings. The Centre Pompidou invited me to do an exhibition of this new series, which people started calling noir lumière, or “black light.” I didn’t like this name because it suggests an optical effect. I made these because I found that the light reflected by the black surface elicits certain emotions in me. These aren’t monochromes. The fact that light can come from the color which is supposedly the absence of light is already quite moving, and it is interesting to see how this happens. I realized I needed to find a word that could convey the mental field opened up by these paintings. That is when I invented the word outrenoir.”
May this be in design, art, fashion, or even architecture, black is a color that really touch me. I’m attracted by its power, and I think I would never get tired of it. Anyway, if you’re more in the mood for light colors, you should check this white armchairs selection…