Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Alexandra Von Furstenberg store is proud to announce that it will be featuring the artwork of Stephanie Hirsch in our West Hollywood, CA store from now through the summer.
In her work, she bridges the gap between fashion and art by utilizing beads and embroidery, which give her artwork a three dimensional depth. The metallic sheen of the medium also serves to remind us that the mantras can shine a positive light on our inner struggles both literally and figuratively.
Come in and see two of her pieces in person, "Keep Calm and Carry On" and "Don't Give Up It's Not Your Style".
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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Alexandra Von Furstenberg "goes into the blue" in Tahiti and lives within a world of calm and beautiful blues that inspired her selection of the newest color introduced to her collection of acrylic furniture and home accessories.
INTO THE BLUE
The newest color introduced to the Alexandra Von Furstenberg collection of acryilc furniture is a beautiful calming blue. Drawing color inspiration from the sky and the ocean, Alexandra found the perfect shade of blue acrylic to perfectly represent the blues tha t we've all grown to love and be drawn to.
On her recent trip to Bora Bora, Tahiti, Alexandra was able to live in a world surrounded by these gorgeous, clear, and sparkling blues and turquoises.
"In Tahiti, you can't help but get entranced by it's natural beauty of COLOR. This is the rainbow I woke up to that reminded me of the rainbow of colors that are in my new acrylic coasters". To see more about the tables in blue, click here to view the Fearless Collection.
LIVE IN COLOR!!!
Friday, May 28, 2010
AVF LOVES NEON, and at smaller music venues like the Music Box in Hollywood, all the way up to the big stages like Nokia Theater at LA Live, we are seeing more and more audiences treated to mesmerizing and fantastic neon light shows during musical events. Here are some that we were lucky enough to see recently.
At a couple of recent outings to concerts in Los Angeles, we were lucky enough to see neon light shows during the concerts. At the Massive Attack concert at the beautiful Art Deco Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, a captivating neon light show moved and played along with the band's haunting music in the background. In the photo above is one of the images captured at the concert.
The two photos below were taken at the Groove Armada Concert held at the Historical Music Box (aka Henry Fonda Theater) in Hollywood, CA. The laser lights danced to the beat of the music and at times created a canopy of criss crossed beams above our heads. It was spectacular! Similar light shows have also been seen at other musical events like American Idol held at the Nokia Theater LA Live.
If you love Neon, you will love our Fearless Collection of Acrylic Tables and AVF Acrylic Accessories. Both collections are accented with neon, and reflect the vibrant colors throughout the gem like facets cut with precision into the crystal clear acrylic.
Below are Alexandra Von Furstenberg Radiant Cocktail Tables in all of our neon colors.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Just like a Diamond, Acrylic also comes in a raw form as well that is almost unrecognizable. Unpolished and dull, one can almost mistake a raw piece of acrylic for a scrap of undesirable plastic. But when faceted, buffed, and shined the attributes of acrylic take on the same as that of a well cut and polished diamond. In the photo below are examples of what a raw diamond and raw piece of acrylic look like before and after this skilled process is completed. It's no wonder that when inspired by diamonds, that Alexandra chose Acrylic as her choice of material to design her Contemporary Acrylic Furniture collection.
Using the Matrix that a gemologist use, Alexandra had her tables drafted and designed.
THE BULLET ACRYLIC COCKTAIL TABLE
In the picture above is a direct example of how the Emerald Cut Diamond directly influenced Alexandra's design. That, combined with the shape of the goldbar, gave Alexandra the inpsiration to design one of her most exclusive and photographed tables, the Bullet Acrylic Cocktail Table.
TRILLION ACRYLC SIDE TABLES
The Trillion Acrylic Side Tables are another example of how the shape and cut of a diamond dicrectly influenced the shape of Alexandra's design. Here the 3 Sided Trilion side tables show an example of how the trillion faceted cut diamond gave inspiration for the shape of these exquisite acrylic end tables.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Being a very visual person by nature and always acutely aware of images around her, Alexandra's inspiration for colors can sometimes come unexpectedly like they did on a trip to the island of Kauai with the explosion of colors in the sunsets. She captured them on film, and you can see how it has influenced her choice in colors when designing her collection of Modern Acrylic Furniture.
In the photo above that Alexandra captured in Kauai, is a showy display of one of Mother Nature's most fiery examples of a sunset in reds, pinks and yellows. It's quite amazing to think of all the colors that can be shown off in nature, and this is just one example. A palette of colors like this one, is a great way to show how color influences Alexandra's designs and color combinations. (In this photo clockwise from the top are the Radiant Cocktail Table in Pink, the AVF Charm Candy Bowls in Red, Pink and Yellow, the Brilliant Console Table in red, and a close up of the Ice Acrylic Table in yellow.)
How Color Can Influence Modern Furniture and Contemporary Decor
Alexandra took another sunset photo while on her Kauai trip, and this this one is of a golden yellow sun setting into the ocean. This is another example of how an image like this can influence color choices that can translate into someone's home. (In the photo above, clockwise from the top are the Sledge Cocktail Table in Black/Bronze, the Yellow Luminous Acrylic Desk, Yellow Trillion Side Tables, close up of the leg of the Sledge Cocktail Table, and the Bronze, Clear, and Yellow AVF Charm Candy Bowls.)
On a weekend trip to the beautiful Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California, Alexandra fell in love with the magnificent swimming pool. Here, the colors and black geometric lines of the pool, contrasted against the stark whites in the architecture and sky, is an example of a color palette that can easily translate into a modern home and can influence selecting shapes as well as seen in the corner of the Bullet Table, the base frame of the white Revolver Table, and the clean lines created by the black Gangster console. (In the picture above, clockwise from the top is the On the Rocks Cube End Table in Blue, Bullet Acrylic Cocktail Table in Clear, Revolver Acrylic Table in White/Clear, Gangster Console Table in Black, and the AVF Charm Bowls in Bronze, Clear and Blue.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Alexandra discusses how her modern aesthetics have long been inspired by the glossy finish and sharp lines of sexy automobiles and boats when designing her line of Contemporary Acrylic Furniture.
One of my more obvious influences is shown in the chevron fascia of the Luminous Acrylic Desk where you can see how I interpreted the front grill of a car.
Modern Transportation Inspiring Modern Acrylic Furniture
My love of exotic cars and sleek boats have always inspired me when I design my acrylic tables and have given me a modern perspective of how I want my contemporary furniture to look. Using Acrylic, is a clear choice to use in order to interpret these two inspirations into my furniture. The polished, glossy, and slippery feel of a flawless paint job on a sexy sports car, is similar to the feel that acrylic possesses when polished and buffed to it's maximum shine. Acrylic is also a natural choice when creating the clear, sharp, yet smooth lines, edges, and definition that you see in the angles of futuristic cars designed to cut through the resistance of the air.
Other Examples of How Modern Transporation Influences AVF Modern Furniture
The point at which the bow slices through the sea has been something that exudes sleekness and is almost hypnotic to me. In designing the Racketeer Acrylic Dining Table, this hypnotic image is one of the influences in my mind when I created it's shape:
The dark reflective windshield, angular lines and sexy shape of the Lamborghini served as an inspiration for for the Axle Acrylic Desk as show here done in the Smoke Grey Acrylic/Black Mirror Inset color combo.