A Closer Look at the Kips Bay Artwork

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Delve deeper into the captivating artworks featured in our 'A Dining Room of One’s Own' at the Kips Bay Show House in New York...

Delve deeper into the captivating artworks featured in our ‘A Dining Room of One’s Own’ at the Kips Bay Show House in New York. Collaborating with talented artists and creatives is a cherished aspect of our design process, breathing life into the space with their unique creations.

As you step into the room, you’re greeted by the striking works of Sanaa Gateja and Wendell Castle. Gateja’s ‘Seeds of Joy’ tapestry, crafted with recycled paper beads, radiates resourcefulness and ancestry against the backdrop of our ‘Front Row’ fabric with GP & J Baker. Meanwhile, Wendell Castle’s ‘Grand Whispers’ bench, sculpted from ash, not only serves a functional purpose but also showcases Castle’s groundbreaking approach to furniture design.

In the sun-filled nook, Emma Donnersberg’s coffee table stands as a testament to the sculptural essence of furniture, drawing inspiration from nature’s forms and translating them into exquisite structures.

As your gaze drifts along the walls, it encounters the mesmerising painted mural by Tess Newall, a captivating focal point that adds depth and character to the room. Tess is a whimsical decorative artist we adore collaborating with, she has lent her talents to stunningly painted cabinets at both Warren Street Hotel and The Soho Hotel. Inspired by the Bloomsbury group, whose work resonates deeply with us, Tess brings a unique vision to life with her hand-painted paneling surrounding the fireplace. Each brushstroke exudes character, infusing the space with a romantic yet quirky charm.

No dining room is complete without a convex mirror. The round convex mirror, a fixture in Regency dining rooms, served a practical purpose: allowing the Butler to discreetly observe the room and discern when he was needed at the side table. Kiko Lopez’s surrealistic mirror, meticulously hand-silvered, captivates with its changing perspectives.

Adding a playful touch, Maarten Baas’ ‘Children Clock’ celebrates childlike creativity with 720 unique drawings of clock hands contributed by children, forming a delightful and whimsical timepiece in vibrant orange.

Martha Freud’s porcelain installation, ‘Being the Light’, captivates with its poetic exploration of words and light. Each handmade porcelain pot, adorned with a singular word, forms a mesmerising tableau that illuminates the space with contemplation and lyricism.

Experience the enchantment of these artworks firsthand at the Kips Bay Show House until May 28th, located at 125 E 65th Street, New York, NY 10065. Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in this artistic journey.