'Tilted Shaping Colour' is a Contemporary Spin on Mid-Century Modern Style

By: Joey Haar - Jul 20, 2016
References: germansermics & dezeen
Those with a taste for color and who enjoy the clean finish of glass should check out the 'Tilted Shaping Colour' series of colored glass furniture from Amsterdam-based designer Germans Ermic. The four-piece series uses color gradients that add dynamism to otherwise transparent glass, allowing the eye to explore the depth of the furniture more easily.

The most interesting aspect of the design is that the color isn't evenly dispersed across the entirety of the pieces. Rather, it is asymmetrically balanced in a corner or along a shelf, spreading as if by osmosis through the rest of the glass. Deep, regal purple shifts to translucent lilac, and, like swimming toward the surface of a sea, thick green clears to aquamarine.

The colored glass furniture is reminiscent of the mid-century modern color palette, suggesting that the modernist interior design style may be making a comeback today.