Anything Goes In Recession Design
The DIY resourcefulness required during our economic crisis may have inspired a new 'undecorate' design movement.
Just as Americans adopted the frugally-inspired aesthetics of European modernism following the Great Depression, the wake of our recent recession has many wondering which decor will come to reflect our own financial turmoil. As suggested by The New York Times Magazine, one answer may lie in the recently published Undecorate by Christiane Lemieux.
The Undecorate movement rose amidst the angst of our economic recession. In contrast to minimalism’s designer imposed frugality, undecorate is a populist movement, unyielding to the constraints of any design discipline. As written in The Times the undecorate movement: