Maile Pingel 2014-07-07 01:16:35
ALL CALIFORNIA ROPED-IN Even the humblest of materials become a luxury item in the hands of a gifted designer—John Dickinson’s plaster furniture or Frank Gehry’s cardboard chairs, for example. Now it’s rope’s turn, that staple of beachside living we associate with coastal environs like Nantucket. Whether it’s Fisher Weisman’s sisalcord sconce or Christian Astuguevieille’s striking Milukan chair, these designs free rope from the con nes of cottage style and give it a whole new strength. is summer, it’s perfectly ne to get a little tied up. WHY KNOT Design duo Fisher Weisman's debut collection, Casa Acanto, includes a handcrafted sisal sconce. $695, Casa Acanto, 1706 Stockton St., San Francisco,415. 567.6632, casaacanto.com NATURAL WONDER Now available in abaca rope, Naoto Fukasawa's Grande Papilio set just joined B&B Italia's outdoor collection. $3,846, DIVA, 8801 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 310. 278.3191, divafurniture.com TWIST AROUND Loops of braided rope surround the new Cristo mirror from Palecek. $1,298, Witford, Laguna Design Center, 23811 Aliso Creek Road, Suite 165, Laguna Niguel, 949.360.8301, witford.com IT'S A WRAP Christian Astuguevieille's classic design, the Milukan chair, is available in an array of colors, including this custom gold. From $15,700, Holly Hunt, 8687 Melrose Ave., Suite B377, West Hollywood, 310. 659.3776, hollyhunt.com WELL-HANDLED Jute rope handles add a textural twist to a classic silver serving tray. $645, Arteriors, 8620 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 424. 249.6855, arteriorshome.com
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