Market Micro: Bronze Star
Karen D. Singh, Alexia Brue, and Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 9/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
manufacturer Darcy Miro Metals Shop.
standout These lacy tiles seem to defy the weight of bronze.
After introducing these perforated tiles in white bronze, Darcy Miro embraced the metal's painterly quality by shading parts of the surface. She starts with a wax form, which she manipulates to create modules 3 to 4 inches square. After casting, she drills and saws to make perforations—even breaking off little bits. She occasionally leaves a tile intact, but she prefers to see light shine through: "They become more about the neg ative space than the positive." Thinking like an interior designer, she imagines them hanging in front of a window, inserted in a door frame, or lining the mantel of a fireplace. 212-366-9896; darcymiro.com. circle 431