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Polka Dot Room (2009)*

Artist/Designer: Tim Walker

Project Location: Unknown

Figure 1: Tim Walker, Polka Dot Room, Los Angeles, 2009. Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : October 2, 2013 | Photographer: Tim Walker Photography )

Contemporary, Eclectic, Modern, Neoclassical

Primary Material(s):
Glass, Plaster, Wood, Paint

Residential Structure

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
21st Century, 2009

Additional Information:
Publications/Texts in Print-

Walker, Tim. Tim Walker. Hamburg: Stern Gruner + Jahr AG & Co.; New York: Dist. teNeues Pub., 2006.
Walker, Tim et al. Tim Walker: I Love Pictures! Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz; New York: Dist. D.A.P., 2007.
Walker, Tim. Pictures. Düsseldorf, West Byfleet: teNeues, 2008.

Additional Information-

Building Address:

Supporting Designers/Staff:
Set design by Shona Heath
Production by Zoe Wassall at Great Northern Locations
Retouching by Touch Digital

Significant Dates:
Editorial published in Vogue Italia in 2009

Associated Projects:

Additional Text:
The graphic quality of the black and white polka dots set against the Neoclassical style of this room creates an interesting commentary concerning the spirit of decoration in the composition of an interior. While the delicate molding and white walls and floor bring a sense of continuity to the space, the polka dot is the true focus of the composition, erasing the purely Neoclassical details of the space. As a decoration, the polka dot works to contrast the genteel nature of the all white room, turning it into something avant-garde (the antithesis of classicism). Whimsy, or perhaps irony, overwhelm any sense of historicism - leaving the viewer with and overwhelming sense that the interior is not only contemporary, but also modern.

Tags: Tim Walker, Vogue, Vogue Italia, polka dots, editorial, Neoclassical

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