The word ‘art’ generally conjures images of Picasso or The Mona Lisa and rightly so. But art is far more than that. Art can now be considered a room in which rain falls but never on you [see the Rain Room in The Curve Gallery]. It can also be a million sunflower seeds handpainted and spread across the floor of a large room. So why could you not incorporate certain pieces of art into your house? It does not have to be a painting or sculpture. Instead, designers around the world are making normal household items into genuine pieces of art.
Chandeliers have always captured people’s imaginations and are a staple appearance in Disney films, but what is stopping you from having a gorgeous chandelier in our living room that also acts as a piece of art? After all, if you use a chandelier designer like Rocco Borghese the whole chandelier will be designed and built bespoke to your own requirements, the room itself and when you lay eyes on some of his more artistic designs you will realise that they really do blur the lines between a functional light fitting and an artistic sculpture. They are also crafted from crystal or murano glass, nobody can scoff at those materials! The only difference is that sculptures require space, whereas although chandeliers require space, they do not take up any valuable floor space and infringe on very little [unless you have guests who are over 7 feet tall!]. They just hang serenely overhead ready to illuminate the room and evoke envy from all of your guests. It is not a mass produced tin plated piece from Argos, but instead has been created with crystal or murano glass using centuries old Italian glass blowing techniques.