TRENDS: Neobaroque by Cristina Morozzi

The new trend for design, fashion, and craftsmanship takes inspiration from Neobaroque. Let's discover its origins and developments in this article by Cristina Morozzi.

The Super Salone del Mobile, from 5 to 10 September 2021 in Milan, responds with its choral choreography to those who thought that the Covid would generate essentiality and rigour. 

Design companies have not stopped and have not lost the desire to amaze. 

For its original mission, design wisdom must take care of the quality of life and make it as pleasant as possible, not skimping on inventions and tricks for this challenging period.

It is not by chance that from 24 to 26 September 2021, in Ragusa, Sicily, the first Neobarocco festival will take place, conceived by the designer and artistic director Roberto Semprini. The festival will present a rich program of events, including a guided tour in Ragusa and exhibitions of local design and crafts characterized by a style inspired by the baroque and fertile contamination between design and fashion. 

Among the designers of the new generation, many devote themselves to imaginative and elaborate creations, lingering on decorative effects. 

The executive virtuosity, characterizing some of the recent design projects, belongs to a baroque attitude, dated back to well-known Italian artists, such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini. 

Likewise, the contamination of genres and eras, which is increasingly frequent in contemporary artistic production, belongs to a Baroque aesthetic. In this regard, it is worth mentioning the film director Matteo Garrone, the fashion of Dolce & Gabbana, nourished by Sicilian baroque, and the elaborate figurations of the designer Elena Salmistraro.

On Design Italy you can find baroque inspired items such as Tureen Sculpture MONSTERS by Cyrcus Design.


Cristina Morozzi