When we talk about surface pattern design, we usually conjure images of wonderful wallpapers, textiles or stationery; but surface design can be applied to an ever growing range of objects and materials, in fact, designs can be created for pretty much anything with a surface! That’s why I’m sharing with you today something a little unusual: the amazingly colourful, patterned & fun Naples University Metro Station.
Designed by Architect Karim Rashid in collaboration with Atelier Mendini, this subway station is located in Naples, Italy and serves a multi-cultural, academic community of thousands of passengers a day.
For the station we designed a creative concept that communicates and embodies knowledge in the new digital age, language in the shrinking global landscape, innovation and mobility in this third technological revolution.
I’ll leave you with a few images, as they’re worth a thousand words… Spend a few minutes discovering all the amazing details, the surprises waiting on every surface and be mesmerised by the striking use of colour and pattern.
You can find more images at the Open Buildings website.