Galatee Bouchard. Furniture. January 29th , 2018.
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.
Integrating a wine glass rack in the kitchen can be a problem, usually because of the lack of space. However, certain types are created specifically to let you get around this problem, like this one hanging from the ceiling, above the kitchen island which also serves as a bar. A rustic wine glass rack can be made of wood and attached to the ceiling using metal chains. It can be a simple DIY project and it would look beautiful in an industrial or rustic space, with a wooden ceiling, exposed beams and rough finishes.
This suspended wine glass rack is extremely interesting. The way it interacts with the light fixtures is intriguing. The two functions seem to become part of the same intricate design. The rack hangs above the dining table and can be accessed by all those sitting there. Under-cabinet wine glass racks are also practical and space-efficient. They can be combined with a wine rack and integrated into the kitchen furniture. The glasses can be placed above the sink, making it easy to wash and dry them.
Concrete furniture in general is really versatile. A concrete desktop, bench or coffee table can looks beautiful in both modern and traditional settings and this particular table, with its polished look and functional design takes versatility a step further by also featuring casters. The combination of concrete and wood featured by this table is unexpected and really attractive. The coldness of the concrete and the warmth of the wood complement each other in a natural and harmonious way.
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