The rise of the NFT revolution is also partly to blame (or blame) for the molten shapes we see these days: as digital art, which often appears in the form of impossible 3D shapes, continues to push our idea of reality, we see these experimental digital forms and textures repeated in physical work, as in the Supergroup 2 exhibition at the Superhouse Vitrine in New York City. The exchange between the digital and the physical world is becoming increasingly important for the development of contemporary design and we expect that the gap between the two will continue to shrink.
Ultimately, the splat trend continues to build on the move away from the minimalist spaces of the early 2010s towards a more dynamic, colorful and futuristic look for contemporary interiors. So where to go next? “I think there are ways the organic will continue to be a stronghold, but the tone could go darker and more mechanical,” concludes architectural designer Harry Chadha. “We may be seeing a rejection of curves overall as there is a shift towards hardware and material-based processes.”
Add some tack to your space
Ready to swap out your cute home decor for something stickier and probiotic? Here are 11 products we’re eyeing for bringing the splat aesthetic into our spaces:
Available in nine color combinations, these coasters from Gaetano Pesce will cover the stains of all your cheap thrills.
This mirror (DM for purchase) by artist and designer Nicholas Devlin, whose work is dripping and slimy with envy.
This snail-like candle by the Basel artist collective Naza.
This Nickelodeon themed wall mirror, available in a variety of vibrant colors:
This seemingly collapsing resin vase by design master Enzo Mari.
A wobbly watch from another design master, Gaetano Pesce.
The Goober candles, which are now a household item, were way ahead of their time.
From fake food to fake drinks, now you can have your favorite drink and spill it too.
A dream purchase by designer Philipp Aduatz.
For the minimalist splatter lover, this mirror is simply precision-cut acrylic in the most drippy shape imaginable.
This rug from Mush Studios is available in different sizes to perfectly fit your space.