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From Frilly to Futuristic
Its always takes me by surprise when I come up with what I think is an original idea only to find out shortly afterwards that my idea has already been done. Is it totally impossible for me to have an unique thought anymore?
My apparently not so original idea was to design a long dining table where there is a transformation in style from Baroque to Art Nouveau and then ending in ultra straight and modern. I even have witnesses since I had this idea at a job site for an super exciting project I am working on and discussed it briefly with my client and Cindy Allen (who was doing a little tour of the project with me). The thought was developed even further by my client on site, when he suggested we could take a cue from the spectacular views, and base the transition on the styles of the iconic buildings visible from this penthouse in downtown Manhattan.
But just last week, as I was eagerly going through my deliciously juicy Interior Design Market Tabloid, my heart sank at page 86 and then simply dropped out of my body on page 100. I was faced with two examples of furniture using this very same inventive concept.
Feast your eyes on these heartbreakingly brilliant pieces. The first is a piece carried by one of my favorite furniture stores Property and is aptly called Evolution. It’s a storage cabinet that transforms from a carved baroque piece to an ultra modern unit. It’s an interesting piece although I am not personally crazy about the finishes. The second one (available in white or grey with silver or gold much more my color gig) is a dining table that has a split personality and transitions from Rococo to stark modern and is available from Atelier.
I think both of these pieces are really interesting but thankfully different aesthetically to what I had in mind. This leaves me willing to further explore the idea that I have tucked up in my head.