Passementerie, the decorative use of trims made from gimp, cord, beads, braids, etc. Sounds simple doesn’t it. Not when you linger over these images from . In their own words “A vibrant and dynamic duo, who have revolutionised the perception of accessories and the detailing in interior design. Using radically different mixtures of hard and soft materials together, they add precious materials and objects to their designs, not seen before in the accessory world. They have revived the ancient craft of passementerie to a new level gaining the respect as a new art form.” Their work is a feast for the eyes.
So you have a hallway. And you have some art. How about hanging your art in your hallway? Hallways don’t just have to be pass-throughs from one room to another – why not make it into your own little art gallery? Here are some examples to get you thinking of the potential of your own bland, boring hallways that are screaming for a little attention.
More Philippe Starck. This time chandeliers. Mr. Starck has a serious, SERIOUS thing for chandeliers – and it seems the bigger the better. So enjoy a little chandelier porn.
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In the 1940’s Eero Saarinen developed this pedestal table, along with the Tulip chair, as part of his research of “organic furniture.” The Tulip Table started out with a cast iron base. It came with various tops in laminate, marble or wood, could be round or oval, and was available in various sizes. Today, the base is made of cast aluminum same as the chairs. A fabulous table that looks good with any chair, modern or traditional. A beautiful sculpture, a piece of art.
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PS I have a sneaking suspicion that one of these tables is the infamous Ikea Docksta. Can you pick which one?
The China Club post had me thinking of beautiful chinoiserie wallpaper. de Gournay’s hand painted wallpapers, fabrics and porcelain are at the very top end of the decoration market and they have traditionally specialised in 18th century Chinoiserie and 19th century French designs.They also specialise in reinterpreting these designs and colours to create a contemporary feel. de Gournay’s principal wallpaper collections are Chinoiserie, French 19th century Papier Peints Panoramiques and Japanese & Korean designs. All their wallpapers are hand painted and the design team can create fabrics, blinds and porcelain to complement them or to contrast with them. Swoon….so beautiful!