Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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

Yesterday's Perfect Pair featured a combination of chairs and a lamp in a color combination that's been popping up again recently, and that's neons! Popular in the 1980s and coming back with a vengeance in the outfits and homes of hipsters all over the world; these colors are not for the faint of heart. You can't just go with one neon color in a space either; that's the wussy way to do neons. No, to maximize a neon hue's effect, you're going to want to combine with as many other neon-colored items as possible. Why not start with this list we gathered from today's newest listings from 1stdibs?

1) Coffee Table "Cloud Table"
Signed by Guy de Rougemont himself, this amazing table is boldly shaped and wildly colored. Made of polished copper and blue Plexiglas, there's some derision whether this color could be considered a neon, but considering the table's inner lighting, we say it's definitely got some neon to it!
Price: $48,000
Dealer: The Warehouse 

2) Sculpture by Ann Walsh
The minimalist simplicity of this sculpture, which could also be used as an accessory or art piece on a tabletop or bookshelf, is what really let's the neon blue and yellow sing. Transparent, it gives a really modern, neon look to the whole piece.
Price: $2,400
Dealer: Corinne Robbins

3) Ribbon Chair
This fabulous Ribbon Chair certainly comes in a striking canary yellow color, but it's also what this chair is made of that really helps cement its neon status. Made of Bright yellow fiberglass and a chrome base, it's glossy, sleek and ready to be paired with other fabulously neon items.
Price: $4,800
Dealer: Darrell Dean

4) Lush V'Soske Mid Century Carpet
We are over the moon for this Mid-Century Modern carpet. It's not every day you find a rug with bright enough colors to be considered neon, but we think we've done it. Blues, purples and a fun green, this would be a great addition to a neon-themed space.
Price: $4,800
Dealer: Douglas Rosin

5) Pair of Turquoise Rattan Armchairs
You don't immediately think of the material rattan when you think of incorporating lots of neon colors into your interior, but by golly, these folks sure have made a convincing argument with these turquoise rattan arm chairs.
Price: $6,800
Dealer: Gustavo Olivieri

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 items! Also: please visit our revamped Facebook page for more information about us and follow us on twitter (@swanklighting) to always be up-to-date on Swank Lighting happenings.

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