Surreal Locations

Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) was an Italian painter and writer who founded the Metaphysical art movement – a style of painting that typified dream-like views and eerie illogical constructs. Emerging from 19th century Romanticism, the school favoured sharp contrasts, deserted squares and drawn out shadows, with saturated skylines that were both alluring and threatening. Chirico’s disquieting influence can be seen in the following images. Arcades, columns and archways sit against contemporary furniture design, blurring the lines between worlds. The images are at once inviting and unsettling, with open rooms that extend out into an unfamiliar terrain. Studio Enter was founded in Amsterdam by Daphne Westland. Through creative direction and set design, Westland explores the boundaries between surrealism and the everyday, constructing graphic sets and visual storytelling. Her collaborators include Elle Decoration, H&M, L’Oréal, Tommy Hilfiger and more.