Furniture. Thursday , January 11th , 2018 - 12:33:22 PM
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.
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.
There isn’t much that’s cooler than a swing indoors. You’ll want to snatch up your rattan swing before they disappear because they’re pretty popular. All it takes is a throw and a pillow to make the coziest reading spot you’ll ever know. Rattan furniture is known for it’s interesting shapes, especially the vintage pieces. Don’t be afraid to take home an intriguing piece just because of it’s shape. I promise you, it will bring that element of vintage modern that your home is looking for.
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