Coronavirus has ushered in a new dawn of digital escapism for the design world and with it, the emergence of pioneers armed with nothing more than their imaginations.
Here are five enticing imaginary spaces conceived for a mental break.
London creative Peter Tarka manipulates the seven elements of visual art to maximum effect in his work, and ‘Keep Calm’ – one-third of a minimalistic series created amidst the pandemic – is no different.
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Credit: Peter Tarka
Characterized by its signature CGI pink tint, digital designer Carlos Neda’s work marries whimsy with a sense of wonder. Neda’s surreal visualizations teem with modernist influences, plush materiality and nods to his Honduran heritage.
Credit: Carlos Neda
Barcelona-based design studio Six N Five works toward ‘legitimizing CGI as new medium for creative self-expression.’ One of its latest tableaus is a collaboration with Guatemalan practice Agnes Studio that draws on Mexican architect Javier Senosiain’s Casa Organica – a work of Latin architecture that is firmly rooted in reality.
Credit: Six N Five/Agnes Studio
‘Summer House II’ is a collaboration between Argentinean artist Andrés Reisinger and another entry on our list, Carlos Neda. Designed as a proposal for a summer home in France, this curving, cantilevered creation makes for the ultimate utopian getaway.
Credit: Andrés Reisinger & Carlos Neda
Odd In Shape is a multidisciplinary studio based in Saint Petersburg comprising designers Katia Tolstykh and Fedor Katcuba. The duo worked with London artist Charlotte Taylor on this elevated earthy ‘Canyon Villa’ rendering as part of the Futurism of the Past Series.
Read our feature on Charlotte Taylor’s fictional spaces here.
Credit: Fedor Katcuba & Katia Tolstykh/Charlotte Taylor