When does an interior aesthetic become a cliche?

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Industry
  • Tinderbox, Breathe Architecture

    Tinderbox, Breathe Architecture

There is a particular look that seems to be in every new cafe or restaurant, originally in Melbourne but now spreading through Sydney in all areas of interior from residential to hospitality to workplace design. Think white subway tiles, black grout, exposed timber and enamel pendant lights.

Have you noticed the industrial, raw aesthetic appearing everywhere?

This article from the Australian Financial Review argues for the importance of designing with authenticity rather than following trends.

Photograph: AFR