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12/17/2008

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This amazing armoire is the product of British artist and furniture designer Anna James. Entitled Verona, the piece was inspired by Anna’s visits to Juliet’s (of star-crossed lover fame) house in Italy, and replicates the graffiti covering the walls at the archway entrance – all declarations of love by visiting lovers of all ages, from all over the world.

Anna transposed the original etchings by taking a series of digital images, which she then applied to her carefully prepared authentic period pieces. Her LoveAnnaJames site explains:

“Because messages are constantly being added to the walls, Anna’s design for her Verona furniture is unique to a particular moment in time, and gives each piece its own individual artwork and identity.”

How thoroughly romantic… the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day?

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Prouvé It

10/17/2008

I am currently loving loving loving anything French Industrial. The perfect balance of form, functionality, and fashion was birthed, of course, by none other than Jean Prouvé.

Born in 1901, French Industrial furniture designer and architect, Jean Prouvé, is one of the most influential furniture designers of the early modern design movement. He introduced the machine age and industrial engineered modern design aesthetic to interiors in the steel, aluminum and architecture he created.

Prouvé was born into an artistic family in Nancy, France; his famous father, Victor Prouve, collaborated with the great Art Nouveau artists Emile Galle and Louis Majorelle as a ceramicist. Jean Prouvé himself was trained as a metal smith before attending engineering school in Nancy, and his intimate knowledge of metal remained the foundation of his work and career. Read the rest of this entry »

Prouvé It

10/17/2008

I am currently loving loving loving anything French Industrial. The perfect balance of form, functionality, and fashion was birthed, of course, by none other than Jean Prouvé.

Born in 1901, French Industrial furniture designer and architect, Jean Prouvé, is one of the most influential furniture designers of the early modern design movement. He introduced the machine age and industrial engineered modern design aesthetic to interiors in the steel, aluminum and architecture he created.

Prouvé was born into an artistic family in Nancy, France; his famous father, Victor Prouve, collaborated with the great Art Nouveau artists Emile Galle and Louis Majorelle as a ceramicist. Jean Prouvé himself was trained as a metal smith before attending engineering school in Nancy, and his intimate knowledge of metal remained the foundation of his work and career. Read the rest of this entry »