Sunday, February 04, 2007

Instant Impression

In 2002, Philippe Starck's Louis Ghost armchair hit the market and inspired a multitude of lucite interpretations of 18th-century designs. Clear and/or colorful... candelabra, clocks and chairs were everywhere, in varying levels of quality.

Taking this idea one step further and adding a theatre-prop element, based on their own set-design experience, White-Webb, a Los Angeles-based interior design firm, has introduced Intaglio, a group of furnishings based on 18th and 19th-century engravings. The images are blown up to a monumental scale and applied to a base structure. Think decoupage-on-steroids. All of the gratification, none of the clean up. They even pack flat. Shown here, from top to bottom, Chandelier A, Mirror A and Console A.

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