Ikea Takes One Step Back

The New York Times reported on August 14th that Ikea has now embraced Chintz. Chintz defined is overly frilly and excessive decoration in design. It’s sort of the opposite of funtionalist where clean lines and no clutter rule. Now, Ikea has taken up the chintzy trend borrowing from the hotest current designers Jaime Hayon and Marcel Wanders. Is it a stylistic return to the Po-Mo 80s. Right now, I would say No Way! But, look back in a couple of years and you might say, " Why did I fall for this shit?"

The Post-Materialist | Ikea Embraces Chintz – The Moment Blog – NYTimes.com

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