In the words of 1990’s hip house band 2 in a Room “I wanna see you wiggle it, just a little bit”. I’m seeing this design motif, everywhere from wall coverings, furniture shapes to printed homewares, and I’m feeling it! The wiggle feels joyous, light and a touch silly. In a world that feels heavy with serious issues, a little fun and frivolity go a long way. People tend to feel more relaxed when surrounded by shapes that are curved or irregular, so during this collective time of tension and anxiety, maybe a gentle rippling wiggle is the sense of calm we crave!
As a reader of this blog, you already know that how we decorate our homes has a huge impact on the way we feel and our overall happiness, so I think this design trend is worth playing with. Inject a wiggle to help a more traditional interior feel fresh. Easily done with a cheeky little high-street purchase to update your current look, try an iconic wiggle mirror or set the scene with the latest trend-led tableware. Or you can go fully committed with wallpaper (Madame Zquiggle by Ottoline is a fave) or even these to-die-for Ric Rac Bubblegum Two Tile, as shown in this bathroom by Bert & May
This geometric flowing line has been a design favourite for a while, heralded by the viral pink 70’s designer Ettore Sottsass mirrors that have become a verified status symbol on social media. The super trendy and beautiful wiggly vase by Alvar Aalto was designed in 1936 and Frank Gehry designed his famous line of wiggly chairs in 1972 and remains iconic today. Free-flowing shapes were also prominent in the ‘80s, a decade which made its come back in a big way, combined with the pastel bright palette of the Memphis design movement, and you have feel-good interiors by the truckload.
Whether you want a squiggle, a wiggle or a wave here is our round-up of some fabulous on-trend buys to make you smile.
FEATURED IMAGE: Ric Rac Bubblegum Two Tile, Bert & May
CREDIT: Shopping edit by Luisa Ferdenzi-Rouse