Thursday, June 5, 2008

Objects of Lust: Lisa Fontanarosa Collection

Lisa Fontanarosa doesn't just represent product designers -- she represents artists whose creations are first and foremost things of absolute beauty, but that also happen to have practical and decorative uses in the home. Each piece is made to order and prices depend on size as well as the current Euro-to-dollar exchange rate. But as one might expect, these don't come cheap.

Michelle Brand's window treatments, room dividers, and chandeliers -- that's her Cascade Light at top -- are made from recycled plastic bottles. See more of Brand's work here.

Marie Christophe's wire lighting -- such as the Lustre Baccarat Chandelier, above -- manages to be whimsical and utterly glamorous.

Palerme Lamps

J'Adore Bleu Chandelier

Swedish design duo Adam and Viktoria's furnishings and textiles are "inspired by the secret gardens of children's fairytales." Above: Paradise Tree Screen

Chinoiserie in Prune Red and Violet

Pomegranates in Lilac

Tulipa in Gray and Happy Yellow

Barbara Gilhooly's steel and wire sculptures -- like Wire Pillars, above -- are at once playful and beautiful.

Lee Renninger weaves porcelain flowers into her intricate and delicate textile creations, such as Lace Curtain, above.

Hemp Porcelain Curtain

Porcelain Throw

Michaela Scherrer employs dressmaking skills such as patching, mending, darning, and recycling to turn her vintage French linen, muslin, and leather creations -- such as Multi-Cut Leather Pillows, above -- into something incredible.

Full-Cut Leather Pillow

Diane Casteja's Transparent Wine and Champagne Glasses are hand-formed and -twisted.

Bonita Ahuja's Trail Pillow in Blush and Rose is made from tea-stained silk and cotton that's hand-stitched into complex layered patterns.

See all of the breathtaking artist-made goods on Fontanarosa's web site.


diana @ please sir said...

Yes, yes, yes - loving all these - so great - amazing eye treats!

Mary T. said...

Oo, love this stuff, especially those wire lamp bases. Very fresh!

JJ said...

These things are just SO FUN!!!!


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