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    New stairs are in! Well... the original oak stairs are back in. They have been burnt, limed, are reinstalled . Combining A Japanese practice of burning wood and a French practice of liming woods such as oak. When you burn the wood it turns black and when liming wax is applied over that surface a gorgeous grey appears. I’m loving how the grey finish of the stairs leads the eye right up to the slate floors. The walls were redone in an engineered plywood that I gave a coat of liming wax to as well. I can’t currently find a before pic of the stairs but you couldn’t even see the oak treads and risers as they were covered in shag carpet. #mcmhome #mcmrenovation  #limedoak #jeanmichelfrank #shousugi

    New stairs are in! Well... the original oak stairs are back in. They have been burnt, limed, are reinstalled . Combining A Japanese practice of burning wood and a French practice of liming woods such as oak. When you burn the wood it turns black and when liming wax is applied over that surface a gorgeous grey appears. I’m loving how the grey finish of the stairs leads the eye right up to the slate floors. The walls were redone in an engineered plywood that I gave a coat of liming wax to as well. I can’t currently find a before pic of the stairs but you couldn’t even see the oak treads and risers as they were covered in shag carpet. #mcmhome #mcmrenovation #limedoak #jeanmichelfrank #shousugi

    49 14 18 hours ago

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    This week is off to a great start!  I am sitting in my office enjoying my two gypsum cabinets – well enjoying until time to ship.  Jean-Michel Frank was the first designer that I know of who used gypsum for furniture.  Gypsum is a translucent stone that has dramatic natural inclusions!  In gypsum,  inclusions are a good thing – in an emerald – not so good.  The evening or candle light reveals a fractured reflection of light and depth creating an unusual & interesting glow. And can I say pretty?  I made a pair of these cabinets, but I've only the one painting - so you need to imagine the pair together. For these bronze cabinets, I used a golden gypsum to work better with the designer’s plan.  Here in my office, the effect of the parchment walls and gilded Serge Roche shell wall lights – that I also made – pleases me to no end. Well, Nearly!  One light seems to have been hung crookedly – it’s a never-ending battle. In the immortal words of Scarlet O’Hara: I’ll think about that tomorrow. #IMadeThat #BespokeFurnitureMaker #GypsumFurniture #JeanMichelFrank #SergeRoche #GildedWallLIghts #Parchment #OhMissScarlett #WorkingWithTheBest #DecoratorsIAdore #ParchmentWalls #IllThinkAboutItTomorrow #Parchemin #HandsOfAWorker #GarrisonRousseau

    This week is off to a great start! I am sitting in my office enjoying my two gypsum cabinets – well enjoying until time to ship. Jean-Michel Frank was the first designer that I know of who used gypsum for furniture. Gypsum is a translucent stone that has dramatic natural inclusions! In gypsum, inclusions are a good thing – in an emerald – not so good. The evening or candle light reveals a fractured reflection of light and depth creating an unusual & interesting glow. And can I say pretty? I made a pair of these cabinets, but I've only the one painting - so you need to imagine the pair together. For these bronze cabinets, I used a golden gypsum to work better with the designer’s plan. Here in my office, the effect of the parchment walls and gilded Serge Roche shell wall lights – that I also made – pleases me to no end. Well, Nearly! One light seems to have been hung crookedly – it’s a never-ending battle. In the immortal words of Scarlet O’Hara: I’ll think about that tomorrow. #IMadeThat #BespokeFurnitureMaker #GypsumFurniture #JeanMichelFrank #SergeRoche #GildedWallLIghts #Parchment #OhMissScarlett #WorkingWithTheBest #DecoratorsIAdore #ParchmentWalls #IllThinkAboutItTomorrow #Parchemin #HandsOfAWorker #GarrisonRousseau

    112 5 11 March, 2019
    Leda Armchair - sculpture inspired by one of my most favourite artists, Salvador Dali’s painting, “Femme à la tète rose,” 1935.

During the 1930’s in Paris, Salvador Dali and furniture maker/decorator, Jean-Michel Frank worked on many ideas together. Dali would sketch a bunch of furniture designed for Frank. The most famous being the Leda Chair.

It was only in the early 1990’s Oscar Tusquets and his team, including sculptor, Joaquim Camps brought these designs to life along with @bdbarcelonadesign who took care of all production & marketing. 
Totally obsessed!

    Leda Armchair - sculpture inspired by one of my most favourite artists, Salvador Dali’s painting, “Femme à la tète rose,” 1935.

    During the 1930’s in Paris, Salvador Dali and furniture maker/decorator, Jean-Michel Frank worked on many ideas together. Dali would sketch a bunch of furniture designed for Frank. The most famous being the Leda Chair.

    It was only in the early 1990’s Oscar Tusquets and his team, including sculptor, Joaquim Camps brought these designs to life along with @bdbarcelonadesign who took care of all production & marketing.
    Totally obsessed!

    48 2 11 March, 2019
    The living room in the 810 Fifth Avenue apartment of Maureen and Marshall Cogan, designed early 1990s by Jed Johnson. The silver sconces, lacquer-armed lounge chair, and round table are by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. The low table of shagreen and ebony is by Jean-Michel Frank. Alberto Giacometti’s bronze ’Woman of Venice’ (1956) is placed next to the Ruhlmann chair, and paintings by Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger flanks the mirror above the fireplace. Bonus: The same mirror reflects Paul Klee's painting ’Geschwister’ (1929-30), hanging on the opposite wall. Photo by Jaime Ardiles-Arce.
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©Alberto Giacometti/Giacometti Estate (Giacometti Foundation and ADAGP) Paris.
© Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
© Fernand Léger / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
©Paul Klee/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

    The living room in the 810 Fifth Avenue apartment of Maureen and Marshall Cogan, designed early 1990s by Jed Johnson. The silver sconces, lacquer-armed lounge chair, and round table are by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. The low table of shagreen and ebony is by Jean-Michel Frank. Alberto Giacometti’s bronze ’Woman of Venice’ (1956) is placed next to the Ruhlmann chair, and paintings by Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger flanks the mirror above the fireplace. Bonus: The same mirror reflects Paul Klee's painting ’Geschwister’ (1929-30), hanging on the opposite wall. Photo by Jaime Ardiles-Arce.



    ©Alberto Giacometti/Giacometti Estate (Giacometti Foundation and ADAGP) Paris.
    © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
    © Fernand Léger / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
    ©Paul Klee/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

    1,381 22 10 March, 2019

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    Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, a tapestry based on the original Picasso painting of 1907, takes pride of place in the living room of Renee and Mark Rockefeller's New York City duplex maisonette at 778 Park Avenue - previously home to Pat and William F. Buckley Jr. The tapestry was created by Jacqueline de la Baume-Dürrbach in 1958 in collaboration with Mark's father, Nelson Rockefeller. Picasso hung the original at his villa Californie in Cannes, proclaiming "the tapestry was so much better than the original."
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Daniel Romualdez introduced a neutral palette of beige, cream and bone to provide a sophisticated yet understated backdrop for the Rockefeller's collection of blue chip art and swoon worthy French modernist furnishings. Many of the pieces furnishing this room were designed by Jean-Michel Frank and Giacometti for Nelson and Happy Rockefeller's New York apartment in 1937. Who can forget the iconic image of the original, now lost, panelled salon (see third photo)?! Today many of these these legendary designs float within a cocoon of creamy faux suede upholstered walls and elegant sobriety.
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For more on Nelson and Happy Rockefeller's New York apartment designed by Jean-Michel read "Thirties Disposition" on my blog, The Art of the Room ... http://theartoftheroom.com/2013/01/thirties-transposition/

    Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, a tapestry based on the original Picasso painting of 1907, takes pride of place in the living room of Renee and Mark Rockefeller's New York City duplex maisonette at 778 Park Avenue - previously home to Pat and William F. Buckley Jr. The tapestry was created by Jacqueline de la Baume-Dürrbach in 1958 in collaboration with Mark's father, Nelson Rockefeller. Picasso hung the original at his villa Californie in Cannes, proclaiming "the tapestry was so much better than the original."
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    Daniel Romualdez introduced a neutral palette of beige, cream and bone to provide a sophisticated yet understated backdrop for the Rockefeller's collection of blue chip art and swoon worthy French modernist furnishings. Many of the pieces furnishing this room were designed by Jean-Michel Frank and Giacometti for Nelson and Happy Rockefeller's New York apartment in 1937. Who can forget the iconic image of the original, now lost, panelled salon (see third photo)?! Today many of these these legendary designs float within a cocoon of creamy faux suede upholstered walls and elegant sobriety.
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    For more on Nelson and Happy Rockefeller's New York apartment designed by Jean-Michel read "Thirties Disposition" on my blog, The Art of the Room ... http://theartoftheroom.com/2013/01/thirties-transposition/

    738 9 29 September, 2018

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    Stylish: Philanthropist, art patron, and collector Agnes Gund in the living room of her Kristen McGinnis designed Park Avenue apartment. The armchair is by Jean-Michel Frank and the artworks are Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s ’Wrapped Champagne Bottles’ (1965) and Mark Rothko’s ’Two Greens With Red Stripe’ (1964). Photo by Stefan Ruiz for Vogue.

    Stylish: Philanthropist, art patron, and collector Agnes Gund in the living room of her Kristen McGinnis designed Park Avenue apartment. The armchair is by Jean-Michel Frank and the artworks are Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s ’Wrapped Champagne Bottles’ (1965) and Mark Rothko’s ’Two Greens With Red Stripe’ (1964). Photo by Stefan Ruiz for Vogue.

    3,169 69 19 hours ago

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