Furniture. Thursday , January 11th , 2018 - 12:26:36 PM
Fluid draping and the fine details of fabrics rendered in marble — these are the hallmarks of classic 16th and 17th century Italian sculptors like Bernini and Michelangelo. Fast forward to 2017 and California designer Sean Knibb is putting a modern spin on the same concept with his Casa Canova collection. Knibb, a well-known landscape designer who has also made his mark with interior designs that “elevate” everyday items, became taken with 18th century sculptor Antonio Canova. Canova was a master of neoclassicism and is often credited with reviving the art of sculpture, which had diminished over time. His dynamic treatment of fabrics and draping was stunning.
Cats are fussy and they can’t decide whether they should choose the white Devlin or the black Kitson chair. They both look comfortable and they combine classical and modern elements so well…On the other hand, the fur matches the seat on the second chair and you just can’t argue with that. When you bring home your new Jonah Sofa, who can blame this little dog for being enthusiastic about it? It’s just so sleek, comfortable and eye-catching at the same time. It would be a shame is someone were to ruin it on the first day. The Fonteys dressing table and stool are the perfect playground. Who needs all that cool furniture for pets when you have this combo? There’s even a mirror you can use to spy on your playmate when he thinks he’s hiding under the table.
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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