Prior to 2020, the past decade saw a rise in experiential travel, with travelers seeking out more authentic travel experiences. Instead of spending a week at a beachside resort, we increasingly want to take cooking classes, do homestays, and visit traditional artisans, with the goal of learning from the people who actually live in the places we go.
Unsurprisingly, this trend toward learning and experiencing the world has influenced our aesthetics. And especially now, as our opportunities to globetrot are limited, designers are looking to global inspirations as they create spaces.
This global trend incorporates a designer’s or homeowner’s own travel experiences, bringing textures, patterns, statement pieces, and furniture styles from around the world into our rooms. Most important is the story that these pieces tell, their ability to come together and meaningfully convey the experience of traveling to another place. Pottery, tapestries, and landscaping can all be used to reflect the aesthetics of the places we’ve visited and loved — or dream of visiting in the future.
Using a variety of tessellations, the grille reflects the arabesque style found in some of the world’s earliest artwork. If you’ve visited and loved the Arabian Peninsula — or if it’s a place you long to go when leisure travel is once again possible — this might be the perfect grille for your next project.At ARCHITECTURAL GRILLE, we spot design trends so that we can provide our clients with metalwork that meets their needs, from grilles to custom pieces. We love it when a client finds a pattern within our vast array of grille designs that perfectly complements their current project, but if the perfect pattern doesn’t exist, we can create it. Questions about custom grille designs? Contact us. Know what you’re looking for? Request a quote.