The Role of Pattern and Ornament in Interior Design Today

A distinguished panel of three, each bringing a wealth of expertise in diverse realms including interior design, design history, gallery curation, and the broader realm of decorative arts, will explore the role of ornamentation and pattern in interior design today and how historical ornamentation traditions continue to shape and inspire contemporary design.


SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2024

1.00PM - 2.00PM CET

Registration is mandatory but free to TEFAF Maastricht ticket holders


This discussion draws inspiration from Adolf Loos’ essay Ornament and Crime and will investigate the interplay between tradition and history in contemporary design, the preservation of cultural heritage and techniques, how young designers engage with tradition, and a contrasting perspective on redefining tradition.

TEFAF Talks are interactive panel discussions exploring today’s most fascinating topics in the worlds of art, antiques, and design. Paired with leading content partners, these talks showcase the knowledge of leading experts in the broader TEFAF community. This talk is presented in partnership with the World of Interiors and moderated by Mitchell Owens, American Editor of The World of Interiors.


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Mitchell Owens American Editor, The World of Interiors
04 220831 SCHUMACHER CI 6174 WEB Benjamin Frowein 1 2
Benni Frowein CEO, Schumacher EMEA
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Jennifer Olshin Partner, Friedman Benda
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Christophe de Quénetain Antique Dealer & Art Historian

Location & Access

Programming will take place at the TEFAF Salon on the 1st floor of the MECC, TEFAF Maastricht. The event will be recorded. Please note that TEFAF Programming is free with a valid ticket to TEFAF Maastricht. Do note that there is limited availability of seats. If you have not registered for programming or bought your ticket for TEFAF Maastricht: click the button “sign up” and purchase your ticket for TEFAF Maastricht.

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Image: Schumacher Wallcovering, Les Oiseaux Panel Set in JADE.