The final aesthetic that I am going with for my final project is a high-quality DIY aesthetic. I want my project to look like it is homemade, while also having super clean lines and a well polished finish. I want the final project to land somewhere in-between the work by Tom Sachs, and the work of high end woodworking. This aesthetic is primarily being influenced by the project itself as the object that I am building is a drawer for my desk that I built and I want the aesthetics to match as well as I can.
The desk in question.
When imagining this project through the lens of different aesthetics, the two that I thought would be interesting to explore were minimalism and art deco. Initially I thought about taking a minimalist approach to this project, but I figured that incorporating elements that are too simple would not work well with the already existing design of the desk. I wasn’t quite sure about totally abandoning this aesthetic though so I decided to sketch out the drawer front using a minimalist approach.
The other aesthetic that I explored was art deco. I am personally not a very big style of this aesthetic, especially when it is used out of context. However, since it is an aesthetic that I am not fond of I figured it would be a good exercise to try it out.
After experimenting with it though I believe that I would like to make something in this style in the future even though it does not work within this scenario.