Kaleidoscopes, op art, the illustration work of Andy Rementer or Olimpia Zagnoli, Ettore Sottsass and Memphis, analog TV static, Mr. Sketch scented markers, 90s computer art, gratuitous geometric shapes. If you like any of those things, in all their optical decadence and slightly hallucinogenic glory, odds are you'd love Dusen Dusen.
The New York design house founded and run by Ellen van Dusen is well-known for its bold domestic textiles, but you might not have known that her work is actually rooted in the neuroscience of aesthetics. Little wonder nobody can seem to look away from a Dusen Dusen piece. Ellen showed us around her technicolor studio this month. We left happily overstimulated.
"These are the things I keep going back to: optical illusions, board games from the 60's, artists like Yaacov Agam, Frank Stella and Bridget Riley, resort architecture and candy."