Wednesday, January 27, 2010

This Week's Top 5 Favorite 1stdibs Items: Visual Texture!

When most people think of texture in an interior space, they envision textiles full of pattern and fun to touch. But texture in interiors doesn't have to just be limited to upholstery and fabrics; texture can also refer to visual texture. Visual texture can bring interest into a space in ways that ordinary furniture and accessories just can't do. By including intricate and complicated items into your rooms, you increase the excitement. While you might not be able to enjoy in a tactile way the visual textured items we found from this week's newest 1stdibs' items, your eyes will surely be in for a treat!


1) Quasi Console by Aranda/Lasch
We have to confess: we are in love with this piece! Just look at all the facets and shadows and angles. This is an incredibly creative way to bring in texture your space, and in such an architectural way. Made out of walnut wood.
Price: contact dealer
Dealer:
Johnson Trading Gallery

2) White Armless Chair by Kwangho Lee
This chair from designer Kwangho Lee is a great example of how even your seating doesn't have to succumb to the boring effects of plain old textured fabric. This chair is made out of knitted rubber tubing. We can't vouch for the comfort of a piece like this, but we can say it becomes more like a piece of art than just a place to sit.
Price: $4,800
Dealer:
Johnson Trading Gallery

3) Pair of Massive Illuminated Pagodas by Tony Duquette
This pair of massive pagodas are by Tony Duquette circa the 1970's and are an interesting way to add texture, to say the least. Though huge, the repeating patterns of the Japanese architectural details act as a fabulous texture.
Price: contact dealer
Dealer:
Todd Merrill Antiques


4) "SP3" lamp by Verner Panton
This is the original "SP3" three-tier Spiral Lampen in silver foil designed by Verner Panton for J. Luber in Switzerland in 1970. You just can't deny the fabulous texture this intricate light fixture would bring to a space, and with the light bouncing off all the curves and angles it would be a spectacular light source.
Price: contact dealer
Dealer:
R Gallery

5) EC Sienne 1/05
This is an art piece by the contemporary French artist Anne Delfieu. Almost industrial due to its material choice and the rusty color of the exterior, we fell in love with the fabulous texture created by the top of the sculpture, and think it would add a lot of a space.
Price: $5,970
Dealer:
Lief

Don't forget to check out the rest of this week's listings from 1stdibs, where you can find more fabulous, one-of-a-kind show-stopping pieces, as well as a number of other great pieces!

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