2013 Design Trend: Nature’s Hard Beauty
The timeless beauty of Earth’s natural stones are enjoying a stylish renaissance in fashion and home design. Taking its cue from the runways and in part spurred forth by Chanel’s lovely stone influenced jewelry for fall 2012, home fashion is embracing the art of the stone in various forms from decorative objects of art to functional design elements. Mesmerizing and captivating – Antolini’s striking blue Agate stone panel leaves no doubt of nature’s beautiful artistry. Inlaid Onyx stones, in a romantic palette of blues and varied green-browns, is set against a grayed-white Onyx background to create an elegant and unique surface material for the home.
Market Sightings: 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York City