I really love the idea of sculptures or furniture that imitate sketches.
These were the two posts that got me thinking about sketch sculptures:
- A Patrick Dougherty tree sapling sculpture on the front of Max Azria’s L.A. boutique. The sculpture will be up until January 2008 (via Runway Scoop).
- I’m actually not sure where I first saw this (Designers’ Block?), but it’s from the Living Etc site. There’s no buying info, and I suspect the owners salvaged it from something else (they own eco-friendly Bailey’s Home & Garden). I’m not sure it’s very comfortable, but that’s another thing entirely.
Incidentally, Living Etc is said to be an incredible magazine–I’ve heard Design*Sponge & Oh Joy! raving about it, among others.
Finally, two favorites:
- Marie Christophe is a French artist who does the best job, in my opinion, of truly sketching with wire–her designs have a whimsy and expressiveness that surpass even most 2-D sketches. She has several collections (price upon request), and also does custom work for companies like Hermès & Cartier. Above is a custom design for Le Printemps (via Oh Joy!).