Happy Wednesday, Everyone! The week is half over, and I’m already planning some new art projects for the rapidly approaching weekend. I’ll admit that today’s featured finds are a bit out of my budget at this point in time, but they completely inspire me in my creative projects. Do you ever look to high-end design items for retro-meets-modern inspiration? I couldn’t be more excited to share these stunning pieces from Matter, a New York-based shop that also offers their furniture, lighting and decor online.
Geo forms and mixed materials (such as metal, glass and marble) are two of today’s biggest design trends–trends that evoke the ’80s and blend well with decor from that dazzling decade. Above we see Oud, a desk lamp from designer Nat Cheshire. Polished brass and a crimson marble sphere make a bold statement. Below is Hex, a pendant light crafted from aluminum channel. It’s available in both black and white powdercoat finishes, as well as brass. Both Oud and Hex feature LED lighting.
A clean line and a perfect sphere–that’s what you get with Get Set, a table lamp designed by Michael Anastassiades. Satin brass and a mouth-blown opaline sphere are the materials of choice:
One of my favorite series from matter: Affordances #1, an open edition of side tables that combine three pieces of marble or granite. The resulting juxtaposition of textures, angles and curves is quite striking:
Glass Box is a table available in grey or bronze glass. Designed by Jonah Takagi, the piece is one component of the architectural coffee table Range Life II, but it can also be purchased individually. As suggested by its name, Glass Box is constructed of UV-bonded tempered glass.
I’ll end with a piece that takes me to another place (the world of a sci-fi novel that I hope to write one day)! It’s the Transience triangular mirror, designed by David Derksen and Lex Pott. By gaining control of the oxidization process and strategically using it to create layers of color, the designers have crafted a truly unique work of art.
Feeling inspired by the simplicity of geo forms and gorgeous materials? Me too…