It feels infinite – this time of year in the Nothern hemisphere, the cold and grey are relentless. Now is the season to hunker down and cosy up – hhmmm . The fireplace takes on a whole new meaning, after all the only cheering thing about Jan and Feb is lighting the fire, right? oh and maybe cake.
So on that note, I would like this:
In real life it is obviously super straight reflecting the geometric purity of its design ie. photo apologies, IT should be:
La Forge Francaise has this fire guard ‘inspired by’ French designer Jean Royère, 1902-1984. This diamond ‘croisillon’ design in blackened metal with gilt balls is a signature motif and very elegant, non?
Jean Royère (1902-1984) was a well known designer with a very personal vision. I read chez Gallerie Magen: Considering ornamentation ephemeral and subject to the winds of fashion Royere concetrated on shape and volume; making pieces in fabric, metal and wood which carved space or filled the air with their strong forms and lines.
Key pieces include:
‘Boule’ sofa and chairs and ‘Oeuf ‘chairs, these sumptuous statement pieces are serious collectors items: Christies has the ‘Boule’ sofa designed 1947 selling for $290,500.
The ‘boule’ sofa and ‘Ouef ‘chair in a Jean Royere set-piece, via Les Arts Decoratifs.
‘Tour Eiffel’ lamps, in that Croisillon motif.
Corbeille Chandalier and Lamps
He designed the chandalier above as wall sconces too, naturally called ‘demi-corbeille’.
All giving one something to mull over staring into the fire in the depths of January, possibly with with Royère in hand (via Amazon):
we I need this time to contemplate and plan the year ahead, I haven’t really embraced the resolution-zone, but did feel inspired over morning coffee-fix:
Not sure if I could get away with this as the sum total of 2013 ? working at it though – those bin-end sales are distracting, you too right? My purchases are still distinctly inspired by Paradise:
I managed (just) to leave the palm tree lamp behind:
But the Striped skirt and pineapple belt, HAD to come home. I also collected my charm necklace, to which I have added the ‘hand-cuffed’ charm (love and marriage – make it sparkle) and the-cutest-egg.
Best foot forward so – as I put them up – and contemplate the forging fire of 2013.