Jennifer on Design: Asymmetry

Jennifer Busch

This is the second post in my new Jennifer on Design series, a weekly exploration of the trends and inspirations that are shaping the approach of designers to interior spaces around the world. You can read my first post here.

Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011, also known as “Milan Design Week” is one of the largest furnishings and accessories exhibitions in the world. One of the global design trends I saw spinning out of this year's expo in April was a move towards asymmetry being influenced by one of the principles of biomimicry. Nature creates random forms and patterns, and the happy side effect of this move away from precision and neatness is that products can be configured and reconfigured according to the designers’ creativity or even, in some cases, the users’ needs or whims.

Below is a slideshow of some of the great examples of asymmetry we saw at Milan this year.

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