The Power of White

We all know that white is the lightest of all colors, but did you know that it has 50 different shades of which only one, pure white, is the most genuine extraction of white? White means a lot of different things to different people and its symbolism has transformed over and over again throughout history. To the Romans, it meant citizenship and loyalty. To the Renaissance men, a symbol of chastity. In the Rococo, white meant wealth and glory. In the Age of Enlightenment of the late 18th century, it was the most fashionable of all colors. In the 19th century, it meant innocence. In China, reincarnation. In India, white symbolized purity and divinity. To some, it means purity and innocence, to others it means balance, new beginnings or calmness. To me, white is the color of perfection, of the pristine. It has the potential to introduce sparks to a room, a powerful agent to dominate the interior space. When objects and accessories in white are introduced into the interior space, they can transform and empower rooms. White accents bring energy, harmony and peace, stimulating smiles, relaxation and love. I am talking about objects that merge artistic creativity, poetic contents, and the color of white, objects I tend to use in sharpening a sense of perfection and flawlessness. Just like Caesarstone’s Pure White, which has brought so much character into my own kitchen, the passionate search for objects in white has come to play a leading role in my quest for a sophisticated interior. To exemplify my argument, I have selected three pieces of furniture which represent the power of this color in conveying the allure of 21st century design. Three sophisticated objects by designers who care for craftsmanship, for inventing new forms based on history and traditions, for whom design is a tool of expressing poetic ideas. This article was published in The Interior Collective.
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Carpenters Workshop Gallery | Designer: Rick Owens, Benchdent

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Gerasimos Domenikos | Design: Steven Petrides and Andreas Voukenas

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