Mondrian Art may not be a familiar term to those of us who were not Art majors, but I ‘m sure you’ve seen it before. I cheekily refer to the Mondrian style as “The Partridge Family Bus” form of art. Whenever I see it, I start humming that little earworm from my childhood . . . “Travelin’ along, there’s a song that we’re singin’. Come on, get happy!” Well, now we have Mondrian tablecloths at Bright Settings so you can “get happy” too!

As you can see in the photo above, our Mondrian tablecloths feature rectangular shapes in the three primary colors – red, blue, and yellow – outlined in black and interspersed with white and black rectangles. This contemporary look is the perfect addition to kitchens and dining rooms with a modern flair. The tablecloths would look fantastic at avant-garde events and trendy weddings too. And remember, we do custom prints now. So if you prefer your Mondrian tablecloth to have different colors than our stock fabric shown above, we can print your tablecloth with any colors you want!

Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter born in 1872 who originally painted realistic landscapes. However, his style became more abstract as he began to reduce objects to their basic shapes and colors. This non-representational form of art evolved into his signature look consisting of a grid made up of vertical and horizontal black lines painted with primary colors. Mondrian Art was a forerunner to the Art Deco movement of the early 1920s and 1930s that is now seeing a resurgence.

As it happens, my local quilt guild is studying Modern Quilting this year. Every month we explore different aspects of modern quilts. Last month several quilters made table runners in the style of Piet Mondrian. Following are two examples.

First, my own original creation made with squares and rectangles of bright, hand-dyed fabrics . The narrow black sashings give the piece a stained glass look, don’t you think? I call it my “Partridge Family Bus” table runner. (I’m seriously considering sending it to my favorite teen heartthrob, David Cassidy, to thank him for the hours of dreamy fantasies he provided me in my lonely, gawky junior high days

Next, my Aunt Karol’s version made with bright, modern fabrics and white sashing strips. This light and airy Mondrian-style table runner is one of those quilts that puts an instant smile on your face. (C’mon, get happy!)

If you enjoy this Impressionist style of art that’s popping up everywhere these days, Mondrian tablecloths are a quick and inexpensive way to transform a room. (Heck, they even make terrific wall hangings. Can’t you just picture one in your kid’s dorm room?) Order a fabric swatch online or call one of our trendy customer service reps at 800-327-6025. What are you waiting for? C’mon, get happy!