the fine line of fine arts
i got this in my email this morning and it was pure eye candy! (even tho the fur looks real)…
it’s from what i thought was a kooky art gallery-slash- furniture store i stumbled into last october in paris. it’s art and it’s furniture and it’s tres cher.
it got me thinking about furniture as art. it really is such a great canvas, especially if it has classic lines.
this is another of their designs, tufting with feathers painted on the fabric.
maybe it’s your cup of tea and maybe not, but it’s a fun way to play with furniture and turn it from trash to treasure as we all so love to do…
here they lacquered a piece and added a lucite top.
it reminded me of one of my idols, serge olivares. he’s a furniture artist also from paris, with a great sense of humor and style. he makes limited edition chair and tables and uses special details like vintage fur on the bull’s head, and swarovski crystals as embellishments.
i’ve seen his stuff in paris and in ny, and it’s truly amazing. the loveseat below he made for chantal thomas. i think the key is restraint…
so anyhow, just a little food for thought, i know you guys see a lot of great furniture out there so keep an eye out for some fixer upers that could become your works of art! xoc