I realize this may be a “lazy post” but I have always been impressed with City Furniture.be and their selection and mostly how they capture their pieces. I have seen plenty of other do “top pics” from 1stdibs so why not City. You can find them in Antwerpen, Belgium but they ship all over the world. You can also look through their past sales, if anything go get an education.
PAOLA SIDEBOARD BY OSWALD VERMAERCKE V-FORM 1950S
I have always loved Porcelain art in what ever from it maybe take. I have a growing collection of German pieces that look so good when grouped together. Porcelain has many properties and Ábel Lakatos from Budapest, Hungary has leaned to use these properties to make beautiful and functional art. The Porcelain Chandelier is truly a thing of beauty. The positive for casting was made of glass. It gives a smoother surface and emables fine, geometric shapes. Could you imagine this design on a larger scale? the Polyunomi cup also allows light to shine through certain areas. The clear glaze was only added to the inside allowing a rougher outer exterior. This allows for a more secure grip.
This contemporary chandelier by Nao Tamura is aptly named flow(t). The pieces are inspired by the colors of the Venetian lagoon. Each pieces has its own shape and when they are grouped together they create and amazing sculptural quality that is engaging from every angle. I have alway been intrigued by glass and its ability to bend and transform light while taking on different shapes and colors. Nao Tamura has created such a stunning piece I see it more of an artists installation than a light fixture.
About every other day I would walk into our bedroom and find one or two of our chrome lights pulled onto the floor by our 18 month old. Mix the boys obsession with the lamps and the fact that I always felt they took up to much space on the nightstands, called for a new lighting solution. I picked up a set of chrome eyeball sconces at a pretty good price. I knew they needed a little TLC, so I went to work.
The ILI ILI lamps from Grupa feel like a lego set for grown ups, the configurations and color combinations seem endless. I wonder if you could pull of a ceiling to floor version of this, leaving gaps along the way for light to peek out. Art meets function? I would say so.
ILI_ILI allows user unique participation in design, giving him a freedom to combine six different elements and colours on his very own. Each element is suitable by form to every other element, which means there are XXX variations that user can combine in order to fit it into space, purpose or inspiration.
I am a huge fan of DUNN and now they have gone and made some amazingly beautiful modern lighting fixtures. I love the look of several of these long stretching forms crossing each other creating a pattern or community of light. The possibilities and configurations with these pieces are pretty endless. Brass is such a nice compliment to a filament bulb!
Asher Dunn, founder of Studio DUNN, challenged himself to integrate the organic with the industrial when developing this product. The promising young designer – who lives and works in the Ocean State – turned to sea life for his inspiration, appropriately enough. “I was fascinated by images of kelp taken from below the surface of the water,” says Dunn. “Watching the dramatic quality of light shining through the plant, my mind made a link between the natural characteristics of the kelp and its appropriateness as inspiration for a lighting piece.”