Decorative Arts – 2018
Wikipedia definition: “The decorative arts are arts or crafts concerned with the design and manufacture of beautiful objects that are also functional.” Objects that serve utilitarian purposes. The genre is remarkably inclusive encompassing everything from furniture and lighting to dishes and even books.
Today many functional art objects are acquired by collectors just as their fine-art counterparts, and are appreciated just as much for their beauty as their use value.
Decorative Arts – 2018
When creating a functional piece of art, the artist’s intent is to bring works of creativity and beauty into our everyday lives. I have referred to Beaux-Arts Classic Products Decorative Grilles and Decorative Recessed Lighting as Functional Works of Art. They are at the top of my list of Decorative Arts Products.
New This Year. MacKenzie Childs Flower Market Whistling Teapot $135
Pietra Dura Giclee 17″ x 60-1/2″ $280
Our Glass Creations – Color Changing Lamp Work Wine Glass $50
The Museum of Modern Art was one of the first institutions to recognize the importance of functional art, opening its Architecture and Design department in 1932. The design collection contains a plethora of creatively conceived practical objects from major movements of the past eight decades, ranging from appliances and tableware to sports cars and a helicopter. Along with presenting a series of acclaimed exhibitions on the subject, including the celebrated 2011 show “Talk to Me,” which examined how people interact with evolving technology, the museum has also installed a dedicated design store across the street where visitors can take home examples of contemporary functional art.
The Met Renaissance Demi-Dome $425
Jay Strongwater Frames
Silk Fortuny Lamps – Silk Cesendello Ivory Fortuny $560
Silk Samarkanda Serpent $1,650
Putti Fortuny Style $750
Skinner – Art Deco Figural Lamp $1,845
Flavio Bragaloni is a very talented Italian Decorative and Fine Artist who works internationally. Decorative walls are the highest expression of beauty in Interior Design. The decorative painting of this very talented artist creates interiors of great beauty.
His impressive resume.
This genre of the decorative arts is timeless and elegant.
I often refer to walls as modern intrusions. Drywall provides us with lots of large expanses to dress and embellish. My first choice for wall decor are wall panels with their unlimited possibilities. Walls that are functional works of art are also at the top of my list.
Here are some amazingly beautiful walls.
Simple Panels with elegant handpainted wallpaper.
J.P. Molyneaux – Terrific wall panel layout and design.
The most affordable wall panels are from Beaux-Arts Classic Products. They are sold in kits and come in 14 finishes.
They are a great choice for two-story foyers. Shown here our Louis XIV Style with decorative paintings.
The Louis XIV Style Wall Panel comes in several different configurations. The Center can be used alone for a narrow panel.
Adding Ornamentation is all the walls require.
Ornamentation on the Ceiling even better! This is also the best medallion. It is long: 87″ x 35″
Shell Ceiling $1,012-$1,095
Shown here in a custom finish and the center has been removed to accommodate a chandelier
Aquazzara Florence Boutique
Fine Furniture because of the Decorative Painting.
Pollaro Custom Furniture -The creators of museum quality furniture for diverse applications including residential, yachts, corporate suites, boutique hotels, and retail interiors.
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