Monday, January 19, 2009

My Beautiful Backside

Thank you all for your lovely blog-birthday wishes! Hope your slice of cake was yummy! Now I want to show you something that has been sitting in my "To Blog" folder for a long time, but just last week I had a nice reminder to post it when I read that it had won a well deserved Wallpaper Design Award. Doshi Levien's - My Beautiful Backside furniture would sit perfectly in my dream house. The beautiful collection was inspired by a miniature painting of a Maharani sitting on the floor in her palace, surrounded by dozens of pebble shaped cushions.

"The divans, available in four sizes, have a composition of floating back cushions with celebratory colours and shapes. We used a combination of wool fabric and felt, reminiscent of fine tailored English suits while the use of gold and silver foiling introduces a layer of Indian opulence."

The photo above shows My Beautiful Backside in the Myth and Material Installation in New York in Oct 2008, the Principessa Daybed can be see in the background, another one of their designs that I love.
As you might guess, it refrences Hans Christian Anderson's fairytale of the Princess and the Pea. The top mattress is a bespoke weave showing a graphic composition of objects as if the princess was getting ready for a night out, such as a hairdryer, a necklace, an umbrella and a cocktail glass.

I love the beauty and the poetry of Doshi Levien's designs. Their website is well worth a browse.

(See more photos at Dezeen)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really like these!