The works of artist / designer Randy Polumbo are rooted in shapes and concepts that combine the organic with the cosmic, magical, and supernatural. His 2022Flamenco sculptural floor lamp is instantly recognizable as part of his oeuvre for its hammered aluminum base and colorful hand-blown glass branches and bulbs that resemble sex toys.
I always say that if I had a huge house (and limitless cash), I’d furnish it with pieces that look like they were lifted out of a cartoon acid trip. That said, I think this brightly colored, amorphous sofa designed by Misha Kahn ticks all the boxes. Continue reading Eye On Design: Misha Kahn Brûle River Sofa→
My favorite design show, Salon Art + Design, wrapped up last week and I’m so excited to start featuring all of the amazing art furniture that I was lucky enough to see in person at the Park Avenue Armory. To kick things off, let’s take a look at the Dune Table, designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid (1950 – 2016). Continue reading Eye On Design: Dune Table By Zaha Hadid→
A headless cow? A bench to sit on? Actually, it’s both! German-born artist Julia Lohmann (b.1977) investigates the contradictions in our relationship to animals using off-cuts of leather, and other meat-industry waste products in her design. The Waltraud Cow-Bench (2004) is an appropriately cow-shaped upholstered leather bench, a “bovine memento mori,” the designer calls it. Continue reading Eye On Design: Waltraud Cow Bench By Julia Lohmann→