January 19, 2014Décor
Why We Love It: Brassy Wall Art
A midcentury design staple, elaborate yet delicate brass wall sculptures are back in a big way. Inspired by the iconic work of C. Jeré, the design duo of metal-work geniuses Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, these highly textural works add a different kind of artistry to today's spaces. A perfect way to add polished dimension to static walls or inject some shimmer in a monochromatic space, these works of art are right at home in a variety of settings. Deviate from flat-framed art and create contrast and visual interest by using a wall sculpture. Add into a gallery wall for unexpected texture, or across from a flat piece in a similar scale for a dose of aesthetically appealing tension. If you've noticed all of the walls in your room are covered in similarly framed work, this will break things up and add nuance. The irregular shapes and flowing lines of these sculptures will add a romantic element to the bedroom, and are perfect for tight spaces above a headboard. The texture and shape of more traditional tufted beds are a nice foil to the modern lines and materials of the dimensional artwork. To really make the shapes and shimmer pop, try placing a brass wall sculpture on a statement wallcovering. Whether it's a stormy blue paint or a textured grass cloth, the proper background will really help visually frame your piece. Experiment hanging one on a large-scale patterned wallpaper or stripe; you never know: sometimes, more is more. What do you think of this brassy look? Let us know in the comments below.
Photographs: 1. Jaime Narravo, 2. Cindy Meador Interiors, 3. Courtesy of Coco and Kelly, 4. Fiona Leahy Design, 5. Jeff Andrews Design, 6. Jordan Cappella Design, 7. Kristin Gallipoli Design via New England Home Magazine, 8. Courtesy of Vogue, 9. Palmer Weiss, 10. Courtesy of Living Etc., 11. Redmond Aldrich, 12. Shawn Henderson via Elle Decor, 13. Andrea Miller, 14. Courtesy of The Design Files
|Huge Modern Brass Bonsai Tree Wall Art, $1600, 1st Dibs||Four Oil Drum Lid Art Pieces, $475, Horchow||Brass Himmeli Wall Planter, $60, Hruskaa|
|Monkey Pod Wood Carving, $950, Horchow||Global Views Folded Brass Wall Decor, $448, Lighting Zilla||Brutal Wall Hanging Sculpture, $3500, 1st Dibs|
|Boom Wall Sculpture, $148, Dwell Studio||Nate Berkus Wall Decor, $15, Target||Signed Curtis Jere Geometric Forms Wall Sculpture, $1200, 1st Dibs|