Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Objects of Lust: David Wiseman Designs

Yesterday, Grace Bonney of the amazing design*sponge featured this Collage Chandelier by David Wiseman as part of her great chandelier guide.

Being the lighting junkie and branch fetishist that I am, my jaw pretty much landed on the floor when I saw it. So of course I clicked through to Wiseman's site to ogle more of his creations. And then I had to mop up the drool from my keyboard.

All I can say is, holy moly -- this guy makes some gorgeous stuff, in every medium from bronze to crystal to plastic.

Take a look:

Bronze Branches and Porcelain Blossoms, available by custom order through Arp in Los Angeles

Bronze Vase

Ceiling Installation at the Cooper-Hewitt

Ceramic and Bronze Pomegranate, $920 from the Shop at Cooper-Hewitt

Rock Vase with Moss

Private Residence Ceiling Installation

Wall Forest

Deer Hat Hangers, $160 each from Figments

The Los Angeles-based designer is obscenely young (maybe 26?), a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, has been featured in a spate of prestigious publications -- from The New York Times to Elle Decor -- and was chosen for inclusion in the most recent Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt.

Many of Wiseman's designs are custom, which I'm pretty sure puts them in the price category of "Don't. Even. Ask." (But if you dare, email the designer directly for info.) We can still look, though, right?

Breathtaking stuff. My hat is off to you, young Mr. Wiseman.


Anonymous said...

Wow, great stuff. I guess I should go back to reading design sponge.

Denise Kiggan said...

MM MMM MMMHHH! I must agree! This is good stuff! Delights the soul!

deerseason87 said...

Oh! I went to RISD with David, and he's always had an amazing eye. It's wonderful to see him doing so well.


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