Gothic (from the Greek γοτθικο) is a period in the development of medieval art in the territory of Western, Central and partly Eastern Europe from the XI-XII to XV-XVI centuries. Gothic gradually replaced the Romanesque style, almost forcing it. The term “Gothic” itself is most often applied to the well-known style of architectural structures, which can be briefly described as “frighteningly majestic”. Gothic style in interior design repeats the harsh sophistication of Gothic architecture. The cold color palette, the severity and sophistication of the lines convey the atmosphere of the cruel years of medieval Europe.
GOTHIC STYLE INTERIOR FEATURES
The darkness of the Gothic architectural structures disappears at the entrance to the inside of the building.This style interiors are rich and solemn. The dark gray stone walls inherent in Gothic houses are draped with tapestries, frescoes, and you can often find wood carving. On the ceilings there are often dark wooden beams that can both perform functional and decorative functions.
The light that penetrates the stained-glass pointed windows creates its own special aura. The atmosphere of novels about knights and beautiful ladies is complemented by coated with iron candlesticks, heavy massive chandeliers and wall lamps.
The Gothic interior is also characterized by heavy curtains and sheers of velvet and similar fabrics, decorated with gold embossing, embroidery and fringe. Similar textiles are also used for decorating canopies over beds, bedspreads and other decorative elements.
An integral part of the Gothic dwelling is a fireplace or its imitation. Initially, he carried a purely functional character, but over time became the design trademark.
TRADITIONAL MATERIALS OF GOTHIC STYLE
The most common materials for the Gothic are stone and wood. It is difficult to imagine a Gothic interior without carved wooden elements that emphasize the stone lace of the facades. Enamel, inlay, artistic forging, bone and stone carving are often used for decoration.
Textiles are represented by heavy natural fabrics, mainly wool, cotton and linen.
The following colours are characteristic of Gothic:
The cold colour grade is due to the difficult time in the history of Europe, when the Gothic style reached its apogee. The pathos time of the kings and the Holy Inquisition is reflected in this artistic style.
FURNITURE IN GOTHIC STYLE
The interior, made in the style of Gothic, is often furnished with chests with forged metal elements and with the same delicately executed woodcarving; chairs with high pointed backs that resemble the roofs of Catholic cathedrals; wide beds built into the walls niches.
Gothic style in the interior is not suitable for everyone, because it is emotionally difficult, but some of its elements are often used in the modern houses design. In its pure form, Gothic can be used to create the interiors of restaurants, cafes, hotels design, stylized as medieval castles.
The Gothic interior, like no other, conveys the Middle Ages romance atmosphere, leaving a feeling of fundamentality and firmness due to its massive elements. Severe, strict and, at the same time, elegant design is right for a forceful and strong person.
The Hermitage art workshop is ready to develop and implement special interior design in accordance with any customer preferences.