Green is made by mixing blue (an intellectual colour) with yellow (an emotional colour). Green is located between these two hues on the colour spectrum (or the visible spectrum) and represents balance. Green is considered a restful colour: easy on the eye, it promotes harmony and reassurance (Source: Colour Affects). In a wider world context, we might think of green as: political, ecological and environmental; immature, inexperienced and naive; verdant, natural and lush. Green is the universal sign for “go” or “proceed” and often denotes money (most notably in the USA).
Go green with these colourful ideas.
Primo Restaurant Chair
Made using wood, Primo is a dynamic and energetic restaurant chair from British industrial designer Sebastian Bergne. In this image, the green seat and back add a striking and reviving edge to the chair.
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Image © 2016 Sebastian Bergne.
Brussels-based studio Alain Giles designed the Biennale Interieur exhibition booth for young Belgian company Green Mood. Founded in 2014, Green Mood offers fully preserved and hyperreal natural plant products that work to combine aesthetics with acoustic absorbance.
Photos by Piet Albert Goethals © Alain Gilles.
Muller Van Severen is the brainchild of Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen. A venture straddling that fine line between art and design, the Muller Van Severen collections are designed to invite participation. Perusing Muller Van Severen’s online exhibit of furniture and objects, green is a spotlight colour that tends to grab one’s attention.
Images © muller van severen.
On its 80th birthday, Alvar Aalto’s superb vase remains a fresh and vibrant design icon. The Aalto Vase was designed in 1936 for a competition at the Iittala glassworks factory; today, it remains Iittala’s most iconic glassware series. Available in a range of colours, this emerald green hue glistens and sparkles.
Images © Fiskars Finland.
As part of the 60th anniversary celebrations for Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7™ chair, in 2015 Fritz Hansen invited Danish artist Tal R to create nine new colours for the iconic seat. Tal R’s vision for the Series 7™ was less about choosing colours from an aesthetic perspective and more about finding hues based upon association, information and language. One of the nine colours that Tal R developed is known as Hüzün Green. Inspired by Islamic green, Hüzün is Turkish for “wistful” and as such expresses a quality of nostalgia and yearning.
Images © Republic of Fritz Hansen.
Cool as ice cream, fresh mint-green glazed bricks adorn the outer walls of this primary school block by Belgian studio Areal Architecten.
Images by Tim Van De Velde via Dezeen.
Green is for “go”. The famous UK traffic light system was redesigned in 1966 by industrial designer David Mellor and remains in use today.
Image © 2016 Design Museum Shop.
Green is for money.
Image © 2016 MutualArt Services, Inc.