Tracy Bulla -- Furniture Today, January 15, 2007
The reemergence of Art Nouveau designs recalls an earlier era filled with the wonders of nature. Extravagant organic forms are in the spotlight, set against a backdrop of deep, jeweled hues. Lavish, stylized recreations of flora and fauna center at the heart of every design, weaving a rich tapestry that ties in to the nature and opulence trends currently hip in home fashions.
|From Arteriors, the Tarantino Ribbed porcelain lamp showcases an exquisitely decorated shade ($460).|
|Intricate interpretations of flora and fauna fill Tord Boontje's porcelain Table Stories for Artecnica.|
|Pepper Berry's richly appointed Palisade chair seamlessly blends updated traditional styling with a bold vintage modern print.|
|Designed by Fabienne Jouvin for Tozai Home, tea boxes become the height of elegance in cloisonné embellished with stylized peacock motifs.|
|Hand-serged edges finish Momeni's hand-carved, pure New Zealand wool rug, expressed in extravagant botanical and floral forms ($439, 5×8).|
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