furniture. Monday , December 04th , 2017 - 14:17:35 PM
Where do you keep your wine glasses? Is it a hanging wine glass rack, a cabinet, one of those traditional wine glass holders or something completely different that you prefer? The possibilities and storage solutions are diverse and they each have their own defining characteristics that make them special. Choosing a certain type has to do with a lot of details including the space’s destination, size and type of décor or style.
Fluid draping and the fine details of fabrics rendered in marble — these are the hallmarks of classic 16th and 17th century Italian sculptors like Bernini and Michelangelo. Fast forward to 2017 and California designer Sean Knibb is putting a modern spin on the same concept with his Casa Canova collection. Knibb, a well-known landscape designer who has also made his mark with interior designs that “elevate” everyday items, became taken with 18th century sculptor Antonio Canova. Canova was a master of neoclassicism and is often credited with reviving the art of sculpture, which had diminished over time. His dynamic treatment of fabrics and draping was stunning.
Visually enthralling? Most definitely. Practical? Perhaps…perhaps not. To call Knibb’s pieces mere tables would be silly. They are the textbook definition of art: Something that is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
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