Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Propagating Perfection


When the landscape designer came to work up a plan for our back yard, the first thing he said was, "When can the play set go?" "In about twelve years." That was not the answer he was looking for and when the plan came there was the most lovely parterre where the playset was not going to be twelve years from now.


Dessin Fournir's new line of outdoor furniture includes that groovy little chair, top, that has me wishing for a grotto.


They have used the vintage molds from the MOMA to create these statues. I think this is Diana; there's a guy to go with. (Am I getting this right, Chuck? I should have been taking notes and talking so much.)


This table would be just as happy inside or out. Maybe, like me, happier in when all is said and done. Maybe quite happy in my kitchen.


And, yes, a metal Windsor. Not to get too hung up on the chairs.


Chic and simple, this bookcase could create a library in the flick of a cordless drill. Naturally, you can order just as many as you need to fill that long wall.


I finally met Chuck Comeau in Los Angeles. He showed me Dessin Fournir's new pieces for 2010. New pieces. New. Not the same old thing that has been hanging around the showroom since the beginning of this depressing depression. New designs.

I asked him, "What gives?" Rolling out new stuff and all. Bored? Delusional? No, optimistic. "We need inspiration. Designers need new things to look at; we all need new things to look at." Indeed.

Lots more very beautiful things, including wonderful chairs and case goods with amazing painted finishes are also on hand in the showrooms. 2010 looks like a good year.

12 comments:

Karena said...

So true, new visions, new inspirations; we all need it now!

Karena
Art by Karena

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

I am so in love with that chair. Yes, we all need inspiration, and I love, "In about 12 years." :-)

mary said...

I love that iron table: very sexy legs--definitely put it in the kitchen. Thanks for the fun post.

Kerry said...

Definetly coveting that metal Windsor chair!

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful outdoor pieces...my weakness...

Scott Fazzini said...

That dining table is STUNNING! And, the metal Windsor chair -wow! Thanks for sharing!!

David said...

In the backyard of a family home there is room for both a playset AND a statue of Diana, and probably even her manfriend (Ares?).

I'd like to find room in my home for that wall lamp.

Hampton said...

I love the groovy little garden stool-so sculptural and interesting.
best, Barbara

Anonymous said...

Where is the metal bookcase available? Fantastic piece

Chuck said...

It was so great to finally meet you! Look forward to our next visit. The piece you asked about is called "Aphrodite". Take care - Chuck

Anonymous said...

Martha Stewart sold a metal Windsor--the "East Hampton Windsor Chair," made by Bernhardt. Now discontinued.

Amanda said...

I adore that Dessin chair in the first image! Thank you for informing...I have never seen it before. New designs are so exciting. That last sconce is pretty snazzy too.