the Wallpaper* generation

“It was the Wallpaper* magazine generation and the Blair generation. There was a feeling in the late 1990s and early 2000s that we needed to be younger, more international-looking. In the 1980s and early 90s, people aspired to houses that looked like mini stately homes, with swagged curtains and antiques. Now both that 1980s look and the austere, minimalist look seem a little backward-looking.”

– Frieze co-founder Matthew Slotover, interviewed by Charlotte Higgins for The Guardian

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the Wallpaper* generation