Thursday, September 17, 2009

Limited Editions.

I came across the Limited Edition Fortuny Lamp done in silk taffeta. I love the beautiful purple folds which Mariano Fortuny has made famous. He was remembered as a dress and fashion designer, but he was also an engraver, painter, photographer, architect, lighting technician, set designer, inventor and impresario. That's why this lamp encapsulates what makes Mariano Fortuny, him. Simply Inspiring.

For some reason, I thought of the Limited Edition Eames Egg Chair as well which was reproduced by Fritz Hansen did for the 50th anniversary of the chair. This chair ranks rather high on my list of favourite chairs. Many people don't know that Eames was a smoker, and because of that, on most of his chairs, you would be able to balance an ash tray on its arm. Why I love this edition? The dark leather, matching suede underside and the cooper legs makes this chair so sensually inviting. Gives an old chair some form of grandeur and a new lease of life.

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