Inspired by a recent client project and a painting by Victor Gaddie self-taught painter from the Houston area. The movement in this portrait of a woman, the shadows and the lights, the blue in all its nuances with the yellow in contrasting keys are the source of inspiration for this second Inspirational Board in my series Art & Interior Design.
1 – A clean design for a dining room table
For dinner, the Baguette table of talented brothers Bouroullec (France) offers an extremely pure design. The transparency of the glass for this model (available in black glass top) rests on a deliberately thin base as the design minimizes the materials used. The refined philosophy of its design echoes this painting of Gaddie where the woman is here purified of any accessory.
2 – Simple but sophisticated chairs
To surround this table in the same spirit, the Globus chair has imposed itself by its sophisticated and simple design. Here the black seat and the feet of the same color contribute to a couture effect. Their roundness brings a touch of femininity echoing the portrait. Jesus Gasca, Spanish designer, is the founder and principal designer of STUA which is the acronym for ‘Solo Tengo Un Amor’, ‘I only have one love’.
3 – A blue Klein rug
Probably one of the most complicated pieces to make and find. It is on an art auction site that Remanence Interiors has discovered this rug. The multiple shades of blue of Gaddie’s painting automatically refer to Yves Klein. Moreover, the Menil Collection put forward Yves Klein’s ‘Blue Rain’ in the main building. A chance to stroll here in Texas and a source of inspiration for your interior design.
4 – A breathtaking centerpiece
Between blue and black, it lacked the touch of contrast and yellow light proposed by Gaddie. While browsing through my favorite brands in the art of tableware, I discovered this great yellow cup of the Campana brothers in the Edition of Artists collection of this great and beautiful French house that is Bernardaud. The term ‘Art de la Table’ here is not stolen because it is an exceptional piece. In the same idea of minimalism as the Bouroullec brothers table, this piece is made from real string, in a spirit of transformation and reinvention.
It is a limited edition of 100 copies.
5 – Set the table
Final touch to finalize this board of atmosphere, to choose in the theme of glasses and coordinated plates. Also, at Bernardaud, the service ‘I’ll eat you in the hand’ by Prune Nourry and JR responds to the spirit of Gaddie’s painting.
First, by the tones borrowed from the black and white photo and by the symbolism of the essential hand for the man and the painter.
Essential too, to toast, in these beautiful glasses from the Vega collection from Baccarat.
All the Design Boards are visible during all the duration of the exhibition. More information here: https://ypalixart.com/
The atmosphere board named ‘Diner’ is visible on the ground floor of the exhibition.