Add a small dimension to your style
December 5, 2014 - table lamp
Fans of crisp, complicated design and clean-lined shapes will adore one of a winter’s strongest character trends: faceted décor.
For those who feel that a whole bold, geometric-pattern thing is impending overexposure, faceted seat and prints make sense, according to New York engineer Elaine Griffin.
“Purer and streamlined, a faceted conformation is a stylistic descendent of geometrics — consider geometrics deconstructed,” she said.
The style, pronounced Griffin, can be complicated (the faceted Hearst Tower in New York City oozes architectural chic), obsolete (think Grand Canyon) and selected (Art Deco and a Cubists).
“Faceted shapes are alone some-more visually appealing because, either they’re mirrored or not, they simulate some-more light,” she said.
“A faceted component in a square adds a stylish, musical covering of dimension and aspect seductiveness but channel over into a fussy, frilly or overdone.”
The “gemstone” figure is generally appealing in contemplative materials — mirror, glass, silken metallics — where light plays off a planes. The demeanour is clean, contemporary and luxe.
Yet in ceramic, timber or fabric, a polyhedron figure looks appealingly organic, as in honeycombs and mobile structures.
Wayfair’s got faceted décor from several sources. Stacked, smoky, etched-glass facets make a smart-looking Borghese table. Imax’s lemon-yellow ceramic Chantal vase has a stylish complicated look. Three simple, faceted transparent blocks anchor Safavieh’s Cube fixture, formulating a elementary nonetheless superb list lamp. Arteriors’ antiqued-brass faceted list flare on an iron bottom has participation and personality.
At Z Gallerie, cowhide is crafted into a faceted Odyssey carpet in tones of gray and black. Here, too, a glamorous faceted mirrored list and a Portico mirror.
Faceted candlesticks from Godinger smoke-stack like transparent valuables and would dress adult a dining table.
At Target, a faceted string lampshade is accessible in sea blue, black and white. A silvery, faceted-glass mainstay anchors a list flare in a Xhilaration collection.
Designer Jason Phillips takes a design into a opposite material, figure acacia timber into 3-D faceted wall art during Crate Barrel.
Lacquered aluminum provides a middle for a cold light tie from Netherlands-based studio Sander Mulder. Their Carat lamp, accessible in graphite, jade, chrome or gold, facilities 36 facets sculpted into a pendant.
Capiz shells are hand-cut into facets and propitious into a handle support to emanate a drum match lampshade accessible from West Elm. An bony side list is layered with antiqued mirror, creation a useful small square that could fit a grave or country space.
Israeli engineer Mika Barr’s Ori list flare is a cloud of faceted string lighting perched on a paper shave character steel base.
There’s a fluidity to a fixture’s shape, and we can machine-wash a string shade.
Dutch engineer Marcel Wanders has combined a line of surprising faceted tiles for Bisazza. Named “Frozen Garden,” a silken black or white ceramics are accessible with a dainty daisy motif, if desired.
Wanders’ Stone sofa for Kartell has a faceted hourglass shape, and comes in red, black, smoke, blue, amber or transparent polycarbonate.
Spanish engineer Patricia Urquiola has designed a chunky, faceted acrylic vase, also for Kartell. Available in several soothing hues, a Jelly vase could also reason a flameless candle.
And German engineer Elisa Strozyk crafts timber facets onto fabrics to emanate “wooden textiles,” with a singular texture. The fabrics can be used as throws, drapery, coverlets or upholstery.