At first glance, Heinrich Weid’s work reeks of conventional domestic design. But wait for the double-take, when you realize that his wild strain of thinking, camouflaged as an armchair or a vase, has turned home-sweet-home into Salvador Dali’s dollhouse, or Andy Warhol’s stage set. Weid plunges into the chaos of postmodern life, mixing forms and styles, utility and randomness, into a muscular type of design that will leave you questioning plenty of supposedly ordinary decisions about home décor. Weid wittily and wickedly brings together conflicting elements to create a memorable but not necessarily peaceful synthesis: vases made from toy cars, armchairs from car silhouettes, brick-patterned wallpaper with traffic symbols. Includes 7 sewn wallpapers: exquisite, but you’re not likely to be hanging them in the powder room.
11 x 7 3/4 inches / 96 pp / 70 color
Retail Price: $39.95