'Mod' or what?
Times in Vogue Mumbai | Saturday Oct 07, 2006 By Savia Rajagopal
Has the word ‘modernistic’ confused you? Take a look at this style of interiors. By Pushkar Pingle, architect, Ideas and Infinity
What is it: The modernistic set up incorporates ‘minimalism’, straight lines, a lot of open space and contrasting colours.
The essentials: These designs involve the use of materials that lend a lot of visual space like glass, mirrors and reflective surfaces. Dark-coloured veneer like wenge can be used in contrast with whites and off-whites. Straight lines and squared corners give a neat look.
Have a seat: Low seating occupies less space and gives an open appearance. Seating also needs to be simple-for example, a mattress spread over a very low wooden platform placed against a wall or a low couch.
Lights on: Allow for maximum natural light as it is most important. This can be achieved by using glass and mirrors near windows. Artificial lighting has to be diffused. White (fluorescent) light can be used for all diffused lighting and each room can have jute or paper floor lamps, ceiling pendants or table lamps with yellow (incandescent) light. These lamps define the space by being focal points.