In art, fashion, furniture, we always seem to be pulling inspiration from the past, referencing and revisiting age-old ideas and modernizing them. At an exhibit held that the Musée des Tissus et des Art Décoratifs in Lyons, France, exemplifies this trend with mid-century furniture, upholstered in 18th century fabrics.
The ‘A Sideways Glance’ exhibit, takes the neo-modernist furniture of acclaimed company Moroso, and reupholsters it in fabrics inspired by wallpaper patterns found elsewhere in the museum. The brocade is woven with illustrated scenes from the 18th century. Patrizia Moroso, art director at the family business said:
This exhibition is a journey through time, an opportunity to take a large, lateral, but not exhaustive, look, at what we have done and at what we could have done.
Check out the furniture mash-up in the gallery below: