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An Italian Invasion, Part II: IMAESTRI

An Italian Invasion, Part II: IMAESTRI

Paolo Timoni will be the first to tell you he knows nothing at all about design. No, he’ll say, he’s a management consultant. He’s spent much of his career in the states working with McKinsey on telecommunications clients, then on his own, helping turn around the Italian manufacturer of Vespa motor scooters. Now he’s engaged [...]

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Handmade Ornaments for the Holidays

Handmade Ornaments for the Holidays

Think of them as original works of art, rather than ornaments. Because they are. Handmade one at a time, these miniature sculptures from Artful Home are created by artists and submitted to a jury headed by Michael Monroe, former director of the Renwick Gallery. “We asked for submissions and received thousands,” says CEO Lisa Bayne. [...]

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In Time for the Holidays: Archigrams

In Time for the Holidays: Archigrams

Now here’s a holiday gift that’s custom-made with the architecture aficionado in mind: Archigrams, from Michie Cao. She launched them with a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, earning 130 percent above her original goal. Then she got to work on producing posters of Fallingwater, the Farnsworth House, the Villa Savoye, and other 20th-century masterpieces. “I [...]

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Floors Recycled from Barns, Distilleries

Floors Recycled from Barns, Distilleries

As the nation’s agrarian and industrial landscapes have been transformed over the past 100 years, so too has the wood that shaped their structures. It’s not unusual today to find century-old hickory, maple and oak – from barns, distilleries and cotton mills – used as flooring, siding and fireplace mantels. It’s a booming business. Knoxville, [...]

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Aircraft and Geometry Inspire a Faucet

Aircraft and Geometry Inspire a Faucet

An affinity for aircraft has inspired Celine Garland’s Sotria collection, her newest design for Brizo Faucets. “I love modern, sleek jets, but I love the retro Spitfires too,” she says. “They’re cool objects flying through air.” And then there’s the geometry: “A lot of faucets are rectangles and cylindrical, but a triangle is underrated,” she [...]

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At Auction: Lichtenstein, Bruce Conner

At Auction: Lichtenstein, Bruce Conner

Chances are, if you were hip enough to play San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom in the 1960s – like the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service or Gram Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers did – your backdrop was a wall of moving, protoplasmic, psychedelic art. And more than likely, Bruce Conner was its creator “He certainly [...]

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A SieMatic Kitchen on the Cutting Edge

A SieMatic Kitchen on the Cutting Edge

The company that introduced the handle-free kitchen in 1960 is ready for a rebound from the recession. And it’s got the goods to prove it. Its SieMatic 3003 kitchen is an exercise in sleek, minimalist design – but one that mingles Steam Punk and French Industrial influences with modern antecedents. “We want to contribute something,” [...]

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A Moveable Feast of Decorative Arts

A Moveable Feast of Decorative Arts

So what do you do if you’re a New York gallerist, after you’ve closed up shop in Soho and Chelsea? If you’re Sara Meltzer, you partner up with architect and interior designer Suchi Reddy. You form a joint venture called weR2. And you buy yourself a 31-foot Airstream trailer, circa 1978. Then you call on [...]

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Hyper-Realism at Southport Gallery

Hyper-Realism at Southport Gallery

A new book by hyper-realist artist Robert Jackson has inspired a gallery show of work by eight the nation’s leading artists in that genre. “Not So Still Life” opens at Southport Gallery in Southport, Conn. on Friday, Nov. 14. “What’s fun about mounting a show like this is that they’re real crowd-pleasers, with meticulous technique [...]

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Sculptural Furniture from Ingrid Donat

Sculptural Furniture from Ingrid Donat

From Nov. 13-17, Carpenters Workshop will feature work by French artist Ingrid Donat at The Salon: Art + Design, in New York. Her bronze sculpted furniture is influenced by tribal tattooing and the work of Gustav Klimt and Armand-Albert Rateau. A+A interviewed a representative of the Workshop via email today: How many pieces will be [...]

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