Although the modernist mind is supposed to cultivate system and order; many of the greatest figures in modernist design and many contemporary designers and figures are deeply engaged with folk art.
In fact, here are some of great examples of folk in fashion, design & architecture:
NY fashion week – Autumn winter 2013 / Dolce & Gabbana 2013 collection
Patricia Urquiola, lounge chair ANTIBODI; Patricia Urquiola tiles AZULEJ for Mutina
And finally, patterns and materials in architecture, I leave it for interpretation…
Jean Nouvel, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris – EMBT, Spanish pavilion for the Shanghai exhibition