I prefer the softness und melancholy of velvet in my rooms in the cold december weather. When a ray of light falls, then you can see a subdued shimmer on it.
Photographer: Jean François Assaud via http://arkpad.com.br
The velvet loses its plushy image in the combination with loft style and industrial design.
Designer: Steven Volpe; Photographer: William Abranowicz
A velvet couch in a blue room creates warmth and depth.
Designer: Carlo di Carli; Photographer: Jean- François Jaussaud
Piero Fornasetti was a workaholic. He lived most of his life in Milan. This year is his 100. birthday. He worked as a painter, sculptor, draftsman, copper engraver, lithographer, furniture- and product designer, graphic artist, interior designer and book illustrator. He created more than 11000 items, many featuring a face of a woman, operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri, as a motif.
Photography: 1. http://10corsocomo-theshoponline.com 2. http://sleekdesign.fr 3. http://Ifitshipitshere.blogspot.com 4. http://farfetch.com
My first contact with Italian artist Piero Fornasetti was in South America. I was in the house of the writer Pablo Neruda during my holidays in Santiago de Chile. He was a big fan and friend of this artist. In every room of Nerudas House in Santiago and his holiday home in Valparadiso you will find furniture, plates or vases etc. from Fornasetti. The world of Piero Fornasetti is a dream state of Alice in Wonderland with optical surprises and magic metamorphoses. And in Pablo Nerudas houses you feel exactly like this. Dreams can be true!
Photography via http://seemira.wordpress.com, http://brillanteinteriors.blogspot.com, http://Ifitshipitshere.blogspot.com