I think one thing that separates contemporary designers from the strict modernists of the past, is an understanding that too much repetition and predictability bores us. Humans enjoy the occasional unexpected quirk, and we love serendipity. A simple example of this would be the abstract planter designs in the inner courtyard of the Nordlyset apartment building in Copenhagen, Denmark designed by CF Møller. They could have just put some rectangular boxes in there, and nobody would have disagreed, but luckily someone had the forethought to do something slightly different, so now the building’s residents get to smile whenever they look down on these unique shapes and forms in the courtyard below.
Visit the CF Møller website ? here.