Art and Furniture

As many of our followers know, Fabrics and Frames is a furniture store that builds custom furniture from the ground up!  By having an in-house upholstery shop on site, we are able to keep an eye on production daily which means that we maintain great quality control!  As a artist who has worked here for almost a decade, I can appreciate all the possibilities that can be produced in furniture  when a little creativity is applied.  Through my research of how art and furniture can be intertwined, I have found two great artists who are creating cutting edge designs in furniture art!

Lila Jang

Lila Jang: Small Space Sofa

Lila Jang: Small Space Sofa

Lila Jang is an artist whose studies in  fine arts have earned her an MFA.  She is currently doing an artist’s residency at Lux Art Institute where she is focusing on the idea of transforming traditional french furniture into pieces of art!  She morphs these furniture frames in ways that give them anthropomorphic qualities, which intrigue the viewer to ponder  their functionality.  The question that comes to my mind, from the perspective of someone who is around raw furniture frames, is “How does she bend the frame so perfectly?”  When creating a piece of furniture you learn that frames are structurally put together  like a sequential puzzle, with each part supporting the other so that the furniture itself will remain ergonomic.  The way she bends the frames has me questioning the sturdiness of the frame.  Can we say “optical illusion?”

Lila Jang: Stretched Settee

Lila Jang: Stretched Settee

Another great quality to Jang’s furniture art is that it seems to be upholstered very nicely which is not the case for all upholstered pieces. This artist has an eye for pattern application and upholstery technique that comes with paying attention to detail.  Even when she is creating a piece that looks like its stretching, she creates embroideries which also seem as if the are stretching so that it keeps the illusion going…Check out what I’m talking about below:

Lila Jang's Stretched Furniture Series

Lila Jang’s Stretched Furniture Series

Pablo Reinoso

Another amazing artist who focuses on furniture-like designs as a representation of his artistic style is Pablo Reinoso.  An Argentine-French artist who drew attention to himself with his piece ” Spaghetti Bench”.  This particular piece is beautiful in quality and draws the eye to follow the movement of the intertwining pieces which seem to be never- ending.  I personally fell in love with this artist when I was able to see his work in person, during a trip to the Buenos Aires, Argentina Malba Museum.  Check out what I am taking about below:Pablo Reinoso: Spaghetti Bench Pabol Reinoso: Spaghetti Bench interacting with space

What makes both of these artists amazing is that they can take a basic traditional designed piece of furniture and manipulate it into a form of art which will still be relative to the original design.  This is when you know that the individual is a skilled designer as well as an amazing artist!

Here at Fabrics and Frames Furniture we custom build furniture from the ground up and although we do not carve our own ornate frames, we would like to think that we could make something that is just as innovative and attention grabbing as the two artists have created above.  A particular design that is starting to emerge  in the interior design industry, thanks to the designer Kendall Wilkinson’s Twilight Room, is the floating bench with french chair backs incorporated in the design.  This look creates a illusion which invites the eye to sit in the space, while keeping the look sleek and modern.

Lila Jangs: Bench with French Chair Backs

Lila Jangs: Bench with French Chair Backs

Kendal Wilkinson's Twilight Room featuring Floating Bench with french  chair backs.

Kendal Wilkinson’s Twilight Room featuring Floating Bench with french chair backs.

If you decide that the look above is something that you must have for your new renovation, then Fabrics and Frames can make your decorating dreams come true!  By having a staff which can help you coordinate and redesign your space layout, we can create this look for you and give you a very unique piece easier than you could have imagined.

For more information about designing or where to get custom looks like these please visit our website:

www.fabricsandframes.com

We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog atandy@fabricsandframes.com, and or follow us on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabrics-and-Frames-Furniture/156825517684205

Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

To learn more about the artist above, check out their websites:

http://luxartinstitute.org/Artist-Residency/Lila-Jang

http://www.pabloreinoso.com/

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