From a very young age, the house used to be quite simple to our childish eyes, it was just a square with a simple roof regardless of the house we used to live in. To be more specific, the square is the shape of logic and safety while it is the most ‘’digestible’’ shape form to the human due to the the
easy and the wide variety it provides in order to configure it internally.
The sense and deprivation of the square shape is internationally common to every human being at every geographic and chronological state due to the fact that every population of the world through the centuries used square or rectangular structures without having lent architectural inspiration of other countries. We can witness the incident above just by looking at some example; the Japanese pagoda, a classic Tuscan cottage, the American modernism structures, the parliamentary Victorian residences in London, all of them have one main thing in common, a rectangular shape.
*The word cards is here spelled with a “K” instead of a “C” by the designer’s choice, as an interplay between the english and the greek word of the same meaning.
Houses of Kards // An Ode to Square
Silk Scarf Houses of Kards // An Ode to Square
Design commissioned by MANTILITY
Theme: Architecture, Design Movements
Description: 100% Silk – Hand illustrated
Designer: Konstantinos Fidanis
Care: Dry clean only – Cool iron the back side only
Limited to: 200 pcs
19 years old. I was born and live in Xanthi, Greece.
- I study Architecture.
- I paint from the age of 3.
- I am inspired by the light and the way it affects the image and the silhouette of the shapes. I'm also inspired by lines and forms of objects. I admire clean lines, textures, natural materials and their shapes.