I have always found it fascinating how chairs, small seats, armchairs, ottomans, sofas can totally reborn when they get reupholstered. (It caught my eye in Hanne Berzant’s home as well that she gave a new dress to her favorite armchair recently – see the image below) The style of furnitures can be completely reinvented by choosing a cool new fabric, and of course not only that certain piece of furniture itself but also the whole room where it is placed can get a very different ambiance.
As I explained it on the ‘About Page‘, the very first post on this blog will be about the stunning Soho loft of the internationally acclaimed artist Michele Oka Doner.
Her artistic production – encompassing sculpture, public art, furniture, jewelry and functional objects – is fueled by a lifelong study and appreciation of the natural world, from which she derives her formal vocabulary. She has always tried to speak the language of the cosmos hence being a sculptural interpreter of nature’s vast lexicon. Michele is not only a beautiful and uniquely mysterious artist, but she can also be called a loft pioneer as she and her family moved to their massive industrial space in the Soho almost thirty-five years ago – at a time when lofts were still uncharted territory. This grandiose and extraordinary property provided enough space for her work as well as for her family (she is a mother of two). The natural colors, materials and shapes used in the apartment are in perfect harmony with her pieces of art inlaid all around in the space. The pictures show clearly that Michele has a lot of talent in blurring boundaries between art, design and architecture. Continue Reading