Los Angeles – J. Robert Scott, Inc. the internationally known luxury furniture and textile manufacturer introduces a new bespoke finish designed by Sally Sirkin Lewis.
In the world of Art Deco artists, the name Jean Dunand was famous for his metal work and magnificent lacquer pieces. In style, form and substance, Dunand made his mark with invention and craftsmanship. From screens, to cabinets, vases and objets d’art, Dunand reflected the Deco period when art impacted every aspect of life. His creativity was boundless. He contributed original furnishings for passenger ships The Normandie & Isle de France, and even created bracelets for the sensational Josephine Baker. Dunand perfected the labor intensive technique of “coquille d’oeuf” the art of placing tiny pieces of eggshell in lacquer resulting in a surface decoration that is breathtaking.
New for spring 2015, J. Robert Scott under the direction of Sally Sirkin Lewis introduces authentic eggshell lacquer, the latest achievement in decorative furniture finishing. Last year a company-wide request to collect eggshells resulted in an overwhelming supply of raw materials including delicate quail eggs, and thus began the period of research and development of our own artistic process. Each fragment of eggshell is placed on the surface using the traditional techniques from decades ago to create a one-of-a-kind realization of “Furniture as an Art Form”. The opportunity to incorporate geometric designs and freeform patterns are unlimited. As a hand crafted artistic expression, it is important to note that no two tables will be the same, and each will be signed and dated by Ms. Lewis.
As shown here, the Linea Table features an inset lacquer top with authentic eggshells in a freeform design.
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