The Art of Design

Posted by A'maree's c. 1976 on

 

In an era of on-demand conveniences and mass-produced everything, it may be unpopular to point out that faster isn’t always better. In fact, when it comes to craftsmanship, faster is just…faster.  No one knows that better than the skilled tradesmen and women who hone their craft by hand, via the old-school methods that most definitely still matter.

With an emphasis on high-quality natural materials and exuberant splashes of color, Daniela Gregis marries modern sophistication with artisanal Italian craftsmanship. Her aesthetic is informed by the balance of the natural world; fueled by poetry, humility and harmony. In a world where traditional artistry and meaningful human connection perpetually compete with blind consumerism and technology, Daniela boldly lives and creates in devotion to the former.

We have incredible relationships with our designers, and we take a great pride in the responsibility of sharing their stories.  One of our most cherished relationships is with jewelry designer Darlene de Sedle.  "As a child I grew up handling beautiful things like pre Columbian gold amulets, amazing colored gems, 18th and 19th century Chinese medicine and perfume bottles carved out of precious emeralds, tourmaline, jade, agate, amber, amethyst, carved amber figures and objects, all glowing in glass cases.” You can feel Darlene’s hands on each piece of her jewelry. “I design with lots of color. My jewelry is very daytime, and where it is displayed in the store allows natural light to pour into the case, highlighting the vibrancy I design with."
 

We haven’t left out our favorite curators, people like Cole Ramstad who source the globe for objet that has lasted decade after decade. “Its about quality and craftsmanship and there are some things that cannot be made anymore the way they once were…most people are interested in serving quantity over quality and I am interested only in quality." One of the scarcest variants of his curation is the Hermès ‘Weather Station’, designed by Paul Dupré-Lafon.  Collaborating with Hermès for over 30 years, Dupré-Lafon had a keen affinity with practicality combined with luxury, principles embodied by this design for the ultimate multifunction desk accessory made by one of the finest names in luxury goods.

To be timeless means one is not affected by the passage of time, so go ahead and choose pieces that afford you the greatest luxury of all, time.  

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