Nov 25, 2015
‘Liza Lou: Color Field and Solid Grey’ at the Neuberger Museum of Art brings together the artist’s largest sculpture to date, Color Field, 2012-13, as well as Lou’s ‘Gray’ and ‘Color/White’ canvases.
Color Field was made in Durban, South Africa, created with a team of nearly 30 Zulu bead-workers. This dazzling installation, made up of thousands of stainless steel wires sheathed in over two million glass beads, is arranged in a grid of coloured squares. This huge piece covering around 1,400 square feet carpets nearly the entire floor of the gallers largest room has been recreated at the Neuberger Museum under Lou's direction.
‘Liza Lou: Color Field and Solid Grey’
Neuberger Museum of Art
State University of New York
135 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577–1400
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Nov 8, 2015
With more people saying goodbye to carpet and embracing wooden flooring, choosing a rug that complements both your home and personality is essential.
One of the most important things to think about is colour. Both muted and brightly coloured rugs can help define a room. Rugs should be treated like a centrepiece: "Be bold with rugs. Use them to make a statement and think of them as art for your floor." The size of a rug can make or break a room: "It’s important bear in mind the configuration of your furniture in your room, then think about size and design of the rug required. A large rug can create a cosy, intimate feel in a room." Above all, invest in a good quality rug that you know will stand the test of time.
Sep 11, 2015
We are delighted and honoured to have our new Rothko-esque rug design nominated for a SBID International Design Award in the Residential Products category.
It is the third time we have been nominated for the prestigious award and we are so excited and proud to have our Rothko inspired collection up as a finalist.
Please vote for us using this link.
Aug 28, 2015
I'm blown away by the wonderful works of American sculptor Janet Echelman - an artist who defies categorization!
Inspired by a lack of paint and an abundance of nets while in India years ago, she turned to making these mysterious, mesmerising pieces that now transform urban landscapes. Large scale light and airy, beautiful UFO style floating structures that transform with wind and light... truly inspirational....
Jul 3, 2015
Colour is in my genes! My grandfather Frank had an innovative printing company called Chromoworks bringing colourful prints and posters from the artworks of famous artists such as Nash, Lowrey to inject optimism and brightness into war-torn London. I was brought up in a very visual environment, my father Paul Winner is a painter and I spent many Saturdays sketching with him by the River Thames. After high school I went on to study design in the London at Chelsea Art School and Middlesex University and in New York at The School of Visual Arts and the State University of New York.
This stands me in good stead now that colour is my business as well as my love. Because my designs are concerned with colours, tones and hues, specifically the way they can be layered one on the other (eg in After Matisse, inspired by overlapping cut-outs) I am very particular about the dyes used.
I analyse colours very closely and specify from many different colour systems using over 6000 shades to get the exact match required. Our manufacturers in India and I work painstakingly, often making small changes which might not be visible to most but which to me are critical to the success of the design. Colours and samples are sent back and forth - as well as images, of course. Eventually we agree on what I call a 'colour necklace' for each design, detailing all of the precise shades to be used. When the colours are just right, their combinations sing and delight the eye. It is wonderful to hear back from our many clients who appreciate the energising vibrancy that one of our rugs can bring into their home and office by injecting a perfect combination of colour.