Saturday, April 24, 2010
THE INDUSTRIAL MOVEMENT IN DESIGN
Pick up any French magazine right now and see that the industrial edge is a hot look in Paris, hot looks in the UK and all over the place including right in our own City....the look mixes well with french pieces, with rustic pieces and even more so with contemporary looks. It has that patina that looks amazing in many vignettes and the most important thing is that it is all so Eco friendly - the new movement of recycling. When being in my store on weekdays I watch the scrap metal guys drive by - the one day someone had stopped at the light in front of my store and he had this amazing metal locker on the truck - on his way to the scrap metal place...no idea where that is but it could be fun to look through...I stopped him - asked if he would sell it to me and he did....also told him to keep looking for more items like that...it was a shame to realize how many of these kinds of pieces actually do go to the metal yards now and what little amount of money they get for them..
letraset - the images she does are awesome and fit into so many levels of design... the resin finish makes it feel modern and crisp.
So many websites have popped up that sell only industrial pieces and now there are actually companies reproducing pieces in vintage metal...We are in the process of fine tuning some details with a company in India that will replicate pieces that we design in vintage metals....everything from sideboards to dining rooms to chairs...keep watching for more information.