One of the first persons who was truly inspired
obsessed by the repetitive perpendicular and perfectly aligned black and white tiles was the French Artist Jean Pierre Raynaud that i already mentioned on my last article concerning the Amen boutique.
Monsieur Raynaud was recognised by his exhaustive investigation of space at his own house located at La Celle-Saint-Cloud near Paris. Raynaud used 15X15cm white tiles spaced out by 5mm black grout joints. La Maison was open to the public in 1974 but the Artist decided to close it in 1988 and was then demolished in 1993. He kept some fragments of this perpendicular-obsession that were shown afterwards in some installations around the world.
The Fashion Industry have been also very influenced lately by the grid pattern. We have seen it not only as a background for Fashion campaigns, but also as literally the print for prêt-à-porter and also for home decor and objects. From Balmain, Bottega Veneta, the (disappeared) Pièce d’Anarchive, Chloé, it seems they all have succumbed to this trendy pattern, and it doesn’t seems to be stopped yet.
For more details about each picture on Trends category The Grid please refer to our Pinterest board.