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Breakfast with Mondrian


Breakfast with Mondrian by BraniDesi
Residential house

„Breakfast with Mondrian” is an experimental project where the use of forms, lines and colors is focusing of the positive impact which has to provoke the space on the people living there. The design concept is inspired by the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian for his vision of nature, manifested in his simple and pure abstract paintings. He is one of the founders of the Neo-Plasticism Movement, style which is recognized with the use only of horizontal and vertical lines and the fundamental colors – red, blue, yellow. With these elements the artist developed a new plastic language where he shows how he sees the world, the nature and the human - as one unity. In his paintings he represents the perfect harmony between the elements of this unity.
'"I wish to approach truth as closely as is possible, and therefore I abstract everything until I arrive at the fundamental quality of objects." ' ― Piet Mondrian
Mondrian’s aim is to provoke emotions to the viewers. The viewers should feel themselves dancing while watching his paintings. In our project we want to provoke the same emotions. Through lines and colors the inhabitants and their guests should feel themselves as they are part of a dance. In the dance between forms and colors we use the white and black colors as intervals between them. The white is active, the black is passive. As Mondrian says that through oppositions of color and line one can see the plastic expression of relationships.
The space of this experimental modern house is open and every zone has its own function and in the same time is connected to everything else. The meaning is that the kitchen cannot be without the dining room, or living room. As in nature everything is connected and cannot without its parts, because one unity cannot be unity without its parts.