Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Design Inspiration

This month has been full of new, rich, fine art and sculptural art discoveries.  I visited the "ARTEXPO" and "SOFA" shows in NY.  The ARTEXPPO included primarily fine art from artists in the US, Canada and throughout Europe. One artist of special note from ARTEXPO was Michael Cheval. I suppose my love of the performing arts coupled with the high style of these compositions are the attraction for me. The SOFA show which focuses on Sculptural art had a myriad of exquisite artists including glass, pottery, jewelry and furniture from artists in North and South America, Canada and Europe.  The furniture of Jim Rose of Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago was of special note; completely made of steel and incorporating colored recycled steel to create patterns whose origins come from the "Gee's Bend" quilting tradition.  The combination of sculpture and the influence of textile, blended with the concept of "green" into highly functional, beautiful and unique furniture!  The perfect solution for a designer who is always seeking a "character" piece to finish her room!

What inspires you?  Are you looking for a "perfect piece" to finish your room?  Write me, let's see what we can create for you!

Chinese Coins Quilt Cupboard
34H x 57W x 18 3/4 D
Jim Rose of Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago
Available through Magnolia Design Studios

"Magica Lesson"
40" x 30" glicee on canvas. Edition of 100.
Michael Cheval
Available through Magnolia Design Studios