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Paul Kasmin Gallery Presents Mattia Bonetti’s Indoor | Outdoor

Pliniana Armchair
Pliniana Armchair and Bundle of Sticks Table By Mattia Bonetti (All Photos By Gail)

Continuing with it recent series of amazing art exhibits, Paul Kasmin Gallery on Tenth Avenue is currently hosting Indoor | Outdoor, an exhibition of new functional sculptures by Mattia Bonetti, on view through May 4th, 2013. If you love the space where Modern Furniture Design becomes Fine Art, this is a Must See exhibit!

Liquid Gold Cabinet
Liquid Gold Cabinet

The works in this series epitomize Bonetti’s unique vision, including an exciting debut of new outdoor furniture, a career first for the artist. Since the beginning of his pioneering practice in the 1970s, Bonetti, known for his limited edition works and unique commissions, has approached the distinction between art and design not as a barrier, but as a wellspring of creative dialogue.

Archetype Table Lamp
Archetype Table Lamp

Lucky Side Table
Lucky Side Table

Inspired by the dynamic between indoors and out, these works swing both conceptually and formally between the organic and the geometric, playing in the space between the natural and the crafted. Blurring these familiar boundaries, the majority of the works have been designed to thrive both inside and outside.

Necklace Round Side Table
Necklace Round Side Table

Bonetti’s forms also consciously reinvigorate classical and timeless silhouettes, suggesting cultural influences as diverse as Ancient Greece and imperial India. From the patterns of woven reeds translated in bronze, to shaped travertine filled with colored resin, to illuminated Madagascar rock crystal, to cast aluminum that bears the raised grain of hand-milled elm—these works tantalizingly combine and reimagine the world of design into a realm of dueling materials, forms, and evocations.

Travertine Couch and Table
Travertine Couch and Table

Mattia Bonetti’s Indoor | Outdoorwill be on Exhibit Through May 4th, 2013 at Paul Kasmin Gallery, Located at 293 Tenth Avenue (at West 27th Street) New York, in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Rocky Side Table with Oval Meander Coffee Table
Rocky Side Table (Rear) with Oval Meander Coffee Table (Foreground)

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Bowling Pin Lamp

Bowling Pin Lamp
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From Neatorama:

This lamp modified by Etsy seller RenegadeVintage was originally a bowling arcade game. Those aren’t pins but markers that fold back when hit by balls. Now the assembly is a lamp that provides ambient light perfect for a romantic love nest.

Bowling Pin Lamp Lit

DrumKit Chandelier

Drum Kit Chandelier

This amazing home made Drumkit Chandelier manages to achieve both a modern and vintage look at the same time! While I can’t seem to locate the original source for this photo or much background on the project, it was reportedly made by Matt Ludwig. Enjoy perusing an extensive thread of viewer comments on Reddit at This link!

Thanks To Neal Smith For The Tip!

Cool Thing of the Day: Sound Activated Snare Drum Light

In drumming, they say it’s not just about what you play; it’s about what you don’t play. The same can be said for the subtleties of achieving the correct lighting in a room: it’s not about how bright the light is but what it illuminates. Good lighting is just so important when it comes to setting a mood, which makes me wonder what might be set off when you light up this Snare Drum Lamp. Designed by 326 design firm in New Zealand, this attractive lamp prototype is the first of its kind. Tap the drum and it turns on, another tap and it turns off. Sensitivity controls prevent room noise from activating the light. Each drum light is made to order and sells for $850 (most likely not including shipping charges). Delivery times are confirmed when orders are placed. Visit This Link for more details. Shine on!

Thanks to Thrillist Dot Com For The Tip!