The marquetry clad surfaces of LINLEY’s new LIGHTSCAPE collection evoke the interplay of light across the reflective glass and steel facades of 21st century urban architecture. This collection by David Linley and his studio demonstrates that marquetry’s narrative and visual impact is beginning to find contemporary expression.
In Part Two I’ll briefly share other transformative elements of our conversation. I especially want to point out how Peter Korn and his school are participating in the present day metamorphosis of furniture design and craftsmanship.
Silas Kopf is being acknowledged as an American master with the James Renwick Alliance’s 2015 Master of the Medium Award and his marquetry workshops are in strong demand. Read all about it in this August update…
Laura Meroni’s ambition was to bridge the ancient high-touch craft traditions of her native Brianza with the contemporary international high-style culture of Milan. She successfully launched her new brand, the Laurameroni Design Collection, at Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile in April of 2000.
Tennis supernova Novak Djokovic has been holding aloft a lot of trophies lately. He’s doing Seiko proud as their brand ambassador. He sports an assortment of their activity-specific watches, including his signature limited edition Seiko Astron GPS Solar. Seiko president and CEO Shinji Hattori saw fit to have a bespoke watch box presented to Novak Djokovic in London, where he successfully defended his 4th ATP World Finals crown.