I recently came across an announcement about Auction house Piasa and its new Parisian HQ with a sale of designer Peder Moos’ unknown works. I had never heard of Moos but I am intrigued by his story and his works. Obviously there some other amazing pieces of furniture in these pictures. It sounds like he was a very hands on craftsman.
I have always been a fan of BassamFellows and their design aesthetics. I received an email about BassamFellows new lifestyle gallery and of course they did not disappoint. This particular retail space has a wonderful marriage of old architecture and modern furnishings that are new but look like they belong. There is just something about those tractor stools.
As soon as I saw the heirloom quality furniture of Asher Israelow I got pretty excited. The use of walnut and brass together is so nice. Without seeing or experiencing these pieces I can tell that great care not only went into the choice of materials but the craftsmanship looks impeccable. The Ø Chair is a stunning work of architecture disguised as a place to sit. The Serenade Series Tables are a work of art, I don’t know how he achieves that “start sky” effect with perfectly round dots of brass.
I don’t know how I missed the work of Martin Szekely. His designs are so minimal and elegant. The choice of materials are classic and unconventional. I could see any of these pieces fitting into a well thought out,best of quality and artistic interior. I see these pieces as art first then only to examine their functionality in an afterthought. You have to take the time to look through his work, outstanding.
I recently came across the contemporary designs of Roderick Vos and they are delightful in so many ways. The marketing or how the designs are displayed and promoted are important to me. Roderick Vos does an outstanding job with showcasing his designs with actual situations and amazing stylists. You could certainly spend some time going through his site. I really like his coffee tables, the geometric lines and the multi level storage are great.
Mid century shopping is something I can easily get all wound up about. Some days I wish I could have a store and stage, arrange and display all sorts of amazing goods, unfortunately that is what sir off goes down at my house. I am always moving things around. Anyway, AD Spain released this list of shops and shop owners with links but more importantly pictures, lots of them. Name one thing from one picture that you would just have to have.