All posts tagged: Furniture

Rick Owens’ “Magic Mountain” Furniture Exhibition in St. Moritz

Far off in the magical land of Samedan, a picturesque village 6 km northeast of St. Moritz, Rick Owens has brought his fantasy world to life in the Chesa Planta house. Built in 1595, the house exists today as a museum restored to convey the look of an 18th century Engadin aristocratic home. On January 28th the museum debuted “Magic Mountain,”  an exhibiton composed of  Owens’ exquisite artisanal furniture designs. The collection, post-modern and minimalistic, is  synonymous with his distinctive design philosophy evoking a sense of goth meets luxury. Some of the highlights include bone chairs with stag antler backs, an oversized alabaster bed that becomes translucent in the sun, and a petrified wood sofa. via V Magazine

Wharton Esherick

Wharton Esherick, known for his exquisite mid-century designs was a woodworker that created expressionistic furniture and interiors. He focused on the shape of his creations, treating each piece as a unique sculpture. He created curvilinear free-form designs that elicited fluid movement and emotion. His approach garnered him significant recognition for bridging the gap between art and craft. His wooden art spans a fifty year period from 1920 until his death in 1970. Though, it was not until around 1930, when he was in his 40’s that his emphasis turned to furniture design. He spent his early years painting Cubist and Impressionist landscapes and portraits, as well as, designing prints, posters and theater sets. Wharton Esherick has been called the link between the Arts and Crafts Movement and the revival of furniture making following World War II. His legacy lies as the dean of American craftsmen and the pioneer of the Studio Furniture Movement where he was joined by George Nakashima, Sam Maloof, James Krenov, Tage Frid, and later, Wendell Castle. His hilltop studio/residence, now a National Historic Landmark for …

Piet Hein Eek

Forward-thinking Dutch furniture designer Piet Hein Eek raises the bar for the future of sustainable design. His magnificent mosiac furniture creations are composed entirely of recycled scraps of metal and hardwood. Each one-of-a-kind piece is exquisitely hand constructed making them limited-edition pieces of art. His vision is unique, rich with emotion and personal expression, taking little, if any influence from the past.