It could be argued that the digital world is what makes something modern, although abstract marks with hand drawn details are definitely a major design trend this year. Artists have embraced the unique characteristics that come through the hand of each individual. These organic shapes and long elegant lines can be wobbly quite unlike smooth shapes that can be created digitally. The imperfections and slight variations make these designs unique and playful adding a sense of the design process into the finished design. Although digital is still associated with modernity a new trend incorporating hand drawn aesthetics can also be considered as modern.
Hayon by Nanimarquina is an example of a modern rug in this style. Illustrative hand drawn motifs including birds, men and turtles have been converted through tufting into the surface of the rug. These different elements will bring a narrative into your room creating a fresh and modern style. The intense detail and movement will nicely compliment a plain room, although colours from the rug including red, teal and yellow can be emphasised through furniture and decorative accessories.
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