Travers Moreau. Furniture. August 01st , 2017.
In his collection named for the Italian master, Knibb has taken the humble but iconic garments of modern society — jeans and t-shirts — and turned them into a work of art in marble. The designer says that at a distance, the table’s surface appears to be the disturbed surface of water. Indeed, when we first saw the pieces at ICFF, we weren’t sure what they were until we got close enough to see that the marble relief was clothing, including the finest of details: Ribbing, frayed hems, buttons and belt loops. It takes two Italian sculptors about about 700 hours to carve one of these tables. In a media interview, Knibb said that the first carver does a rough cut, and then second refines the piece, adding the details. Not only do the pieces look incredibly life-like, wrinkles and all, but you can see the veins of the marble in these amazing works.
It’s stealing the spotlight in the living room. It’s replacing the iron on the patio. It’s even invading the nursery. Rattan furniture is coming back with a big bang. Yes, this trend is a vintage classic that’s happy to be back in your home. It’s pale arms and legs provide a simple and affordable way to incorporate nature into any room. Check out these 11 ways to make the most of this rattan trend. When you’re searching for those perfect rattan pieces to add to your place, don’t forget to go look over the thrift stores. There are many vintage pieces to be found and some of the best and most unique ones are buried under dusty rugs and clouded mirrors. Plus, you’ll probably save money buy choosing an antique over new.
Once you cut the board to size, set the mirror in the middle and measure and cut the trim pieces. Then stain each piece except for the detailed trim pieces. You may need to sand them first if the wood is treated. Leave them to dry and during this time spray paint the remaining trim pieces white. Only do one coat. Then attach the mirror to the board with wood glue, add the trim pieces and enjoy. A different design can feature a simple frame with straight cuts. You can build it yourself or use one you already have. If you choose the first option, secure the boards together with screws and make some holes for carriage bolts. Then stain the frame and seal it. Allow it to dry. To attach the mirror to the frame, use a picture hanger and basic mirror hooks.
Visually enthralling? Most definitely. Practical? Perhaps…perhaps not. To call Knibb’s pieces mere tables would be silly. They are the textbook definition of art: Something that is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
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