Favorite Furnishing Finds: May 2014

Patrick Naggar -

Patrick Naggar – the French artist, architect and designer.

 

This month’s furnishing finds focuses on designer Patrick Naggar, the French artist, architect, and designer whose pieces for me are more reminiscent of sculpture than furniture. The pieces exude quality and a richness in materials and craftsmanship while the designs are infused with grace and beauty with an organic quality that reveals the hand of the artist.

Cosmos Cabinet by Patrick Naggar for Ralph Pucci International.

Cosmos Cabinet by Patrick Naggar for Ralph Pucci International.

 

The highly lacquered Cosmos Cabinet features a pair of large doors with bronze discs serving as door pulls.

Icarus Bronze Chair

Icarus Chair by Patrick Naggar for Ralph Pucci International.

 

The back of the Icarus chair resembles an exaggerated wing. Like much of  Naggar’s furniture, the legs are sled-like and evocative of movement.

Gem cabinet

Gem Cabinet by Patrick Naggar for Ralph Pucci International.

 

The Gem Cabinet is another of Naggar’s highly lacquered cabinets with colorful interiors and gem stones  set into the front.

Plato Console

Plato Console by Patrick Naggar for Ralph Pucci International.

 

The Plato console, though cast in bronze, appears to almost float in space with a beauty that is both rich and sublime.