Today’s post was inspired by Iconique‘s latest video for their self-titled disco track, “Iconique”!! If you’re not singing within the next five minutes, you haven’t watched the video! We’re talking about a heavy dose of ’70s/’80s style here, so keep reading as we explore a wonderfully creative, neon take on disco. We’ll call it “disco chic”. But first, do yourself a favor and press play. You can thank me later. Better yet, thank Iconique! They’re musicians and performers with a true eye for ’80s design.
So now that you’ve watched and listened, let’s talk about the design. Searching for a way to celebrate the look of this amazing video? First of all, don’t be afraid to let Deco elements infuse your disco aesthetic. It doesn’t have to be all about gold and mirror balls. What about orbs?! Snaps to Iconique for inspiring us with their neon Deco signage at the end of the video. For a similar look, this Deco statue can be purchased through eBay and Chairish:
Next, it’s time to create a disco den at home. In fact, this “disco pad” designed by Charles Damga was created in response to the client’s request for a New York night spot in the sky. The magic ingredients: mood lighting, a “broken wall” effect, and an indoor fountain/coffee table. If you have to skip the decorative wall and indoor water feature, aim for interesting lighting and lots of pillows! Oh, and a conversation pit never hurts! [from Decoration and Design for the 80’s by Pamela Ferguson]
I’m absolutely loving the vibrant colors and faceted motifs in Iconique’s video. Who’s with me here?! Vibrancy and clear-as-crystal facets bring one modern designer to mind: Alexandra Von Furstenburg. Her work with acrylic will leave you breathless. Below we see her limited edition Vault Box in Rose.
And if you’re on a budget, liven up your life with a little bit of rock candy! Add it to your favorite drink for a crystalline dose of sugar (instant swizzle stick)! More from Mirror80’s holographic shoot here.
It wouldn’t be a disco night if you didn’t go out dancing! Gold jackets suggested but not required. As you get ready for the night, perhaps your vanity looks something like this… [Mirror80 throwback photo from this post]
And at the end of the night, let neon lighting, glass block and an indoor Jacuzzi tub work their magic. Decadence reigns in this anything-but-subtle space. Design details here.
Once again, we thank Iconique for inspiring today’s post with their retro-fabulous video and disco-dynamite track! To immerse yourself in another ’80s look, check out this post on colorful retro geometry. Thanks for reading… XOXO, Kate