If we follow the science, the vertical shows us the direct path to the centre of the earth. So it leads us into the depths and lets us look under the surface of our living space. There seems to be no limit to the vertical possibilities. The vertical therefore describes a kind of connection between heaven and earth. No wonder that in times of returning to nature and all natural things, the vertical crops up more frequently.
For Harald Klüh, the omnipresence of vertical patterns was no surprise: "The fact that vertical structures could become a trend was already apparent at the last furniture trade fair in Milan. This year the vertical could be seen everywhere." Countless exhibitors have upgraded their products, the interior design or the entire exhibition stand with the positive effect of vertical patterns. Vertical patterns bring variety to the sleek minimalism and monolithic kitchens, which were still abundant. But they can also combine styles and materials and they work in a great way even with the new maximalism.
Wall tiles in vertical format and vertical slatted fronts make the kitchen by DADA literally reach for the sky.
Patterns, grooves, lines or slats running in parallel turn smooth surfaces into vivid surfaces. This insight is not new - but it offers a few new tones on the keyboard of creative possibilities. In this respect, it is only too understandable that the additional options were immediately incorporated into contemporary furniture design.
At MOLTENI & C we found fine grained vertical patterns, which orthogonally break up the more horizontally orientated furniture design.