Staff -- Interior Design, 10/31/2008 12:00:00 AM
Quadro Fire Screen by Philip Nimmo.
Ramona Fire Screen by Philip Nimmo.
Forma Table by Philip Nimmo.
Sphera Bench by Philip Nimmo.
When Philip Nimmo agreed to create an original fire screen for interior design client Randy Newman, he had not planned to start a collection. It wasn't until he had completed the project and several more that he realized that a collection was just what he had. Perhaps he was just too busy channeling his inspirations into wrought iron and bronze. While his work evokes a blend of Piet Mondrian and Alberto Giacometti with its chunky forms and regimented geometrics, it was vintage bangles and pendants that inspired the Ramona fire screen. The 42-inch-wide and 36-inch-high piece is available in a French black acid finish, natural black acid, and an acid wash.
The Bauhaus-esque Quadro takes a different turn, using varied tones of blue glass to fill in the grid work. The 73¼-inch-diameter Forma table is perfect for entry halls and dining. A play on positive and negative space, its natural walnut and glass top rests on a base of black iron with a gold-leafed interior. The Sphera bench is the designer's take on the classic X-based bench, with a seat upholstered in delicious mohair velvet. 323-653-1209; philipnimmoironworks.com. circle 553
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