Modern Mass Design

Groups of limited varieties of plant material with emphasis on bold design, blocks of color, contrasting forms and textures. French and Italian schools of design were influenced by innovative trends in ikebana to mass plant material in original ways followed by Italian designers refining the style into Italian Modern Mass.

Today we refer to it as Modern Mass or a Sculpted Mass and it is considered a contemporary design style. Click here for a handout on Modern Mass Design from our very own, Laura Haley.

Using The Principles of Design

Use the principles and elements of design to guide the design process. Think of the principles as the directions in a recipe and the elements as the ingredients. Principles are intangible. Click here for a handout from Laura Haley that explains more fully.