The Photograph Gallery
Sandy Chilewich is the founder and artistic director of Chilewich Sultan LLC, a New York based mostly firm owned together with her associate and husband Joe Sultan. Chilewich, the model, is famend worldwide for his or her trendy reinterpretation of underutilized supplies and manufacturing processes. Their textiles have reworked how individuals gown their tables at residence and in eating places across the globe, whereas their flooring and wall coverings present a clear modern various within the design group.
See what 5 issues Sandy has on her thoughts:
Photograph: Victor Schrager
1. The stuff that will get thrown away I’m all the time fascinated with the method and strategy of how one thing is made – typically greater than with the completed product that’s produced. The method doesn’t must be complicated to encourage me. Strolling by way of a producing plant that’s low tech so you possibly can actually see the insides and element of how one thing is made is thrilling. The residue…the elements and items which might be reduce off…thought-about waste and thrown away are sometimes very inspiring.
For instance with our spun vinyl desk runner (proven under), the selvedge from the sides and hardened pellets of shade that are remnants of the manufacturing course of are merely beautiful.
Photograph: Ippodo Gallery
2. Maeda Masahiro I found this Japanese ceramacist at a present on the New York Amory. I’ve discovered that he makes use of historic glazing and ornamental methods. I’m a novice concerning the technical challenges and expertise of attaining this impact. What attracted me have been the textile like surfaces and his juxtipositions of very slight variations of texture and shade have been beautiful. I purchased the smallest least costly piece and can cherish it.
Photograph from the “Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting” present guide
three. Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting This was the identify of a present on the Museum of Arts and Design in 2007. I might give quite a bit to stroll that present once more. Nevertheless I do have the guide from the present and I look by way of it typically. As with a lot of craft for me… the methods are sometimes extra fascinating than the completed merchandise. There’s all the time a lot creativity and originality which is admirable however typically I’m disillusioned within the aesthetic. In fact that is so subjective. This exhibition for me in contrast to different craft oriented exhibits had a lot work the place it simply all got here collectively.
This image is the work of Anne Wilson, one of many exhibitors on the present.
Photograph: Victor Schrager
four. Rocks I’ve rocks and shells from seashores everywhere in the world. I do know that these specific ones got here from Maine…. they’re in contrast to any I’ve seen earlier than. It sounds apparent and trite maybe however the colours in nature astound me. It’s the countless shades of colours inside a palette that thrills me. I can play with rocks and shells… reconfiguring them in several mixtures… wanting on the results of the proximity of 1 shade subsequent to a different for hours…
Photograph: The World of Interiors (October 2011)/the Paris condo of Florence Lopez
5. The World of Interiors I really like taking a look at residential interiors and my absolute favourite footage are all the time on this British journal. Whereas I respect a variety of types and durations, typically the alternatives are formulaic and whereas tasteful and soothing they lack artistry and private expression. This journal all the time exhibits at the least some interiors that I’ve by no means even imagined earlier than. This room displays a person and distinctive aesthetic which may by no means be duplicated… type of that individuals design DNA.
Sandy Chilewich portrait by Victor Schrager.