Sunday, July 1, 2012

Style Crush: Thomas Wold



The moment I first laid eyes on one of Thomas Wold's furniture creations, I guess it was a couple years ago, I was completely sold on the concept. I think the fact that I have a background in furniture fabrication and restoration has a bit to do with it...but of course it's more than that. I love that each creation relies on salvage. I love that you can describe them with two words that never appear side by side: "furniture collage"... because that's what these are. And I love art that simply cannot be separated from it's roots in decor. 





They're sculptures with function made from individual elements that each have their own history. The pieces are simultaneously chaotic and perfectly balanced...and if 'perfectly balanced chaos' isn't a contradiction, I don't know what is. 


They appear to be teeter tottering on the brink of collapse and completely solid & sturdy at the same time. And the attention to detail doesn't stop with their construction. The color choices...the placement and balance...are perfect. And I'm a big fan of flea markets. I love hunting down antiques and picking through junk shops. I can't help but think that some of these pieces look like the ultimate weekend haul, all stacked up, my pile of vintage treasures. 

Yes, I'm definitely a big big fan.
xo, Jenny 

16 comments:

  1. Ooo.... I love collages. Furniture collage. What a cool concept!

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  2. This is supercool! Lately I was thinking that I like all my furniture to hang so I can easily vacuumclean underneath it (lousy at cleaning) but that I don't like the kind of furniture that hangs, the new kind you know, the shiny ones. This is a super solution!

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  3. Those are really neat! I'd love to have something like that in my living room...

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  4. I like the name furniture collage, lovely
    unique and cute work of this guy,

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  5. Cute and awesome. But i love all of your finds as usual..thanks for sharing! :)

    Xo

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  6. Wow, such neat furniture! Love the white piece!! Thanks for sharing! xo Heather

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  7. These furnitures are so unique and yet so beautiful!

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  8. I agree these are fab.....wait till you see the funky couch I found in a little house boat in remote Alaska!!!!

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  9. Adore!! I think I might try & recreate the look here at home-- what a phenomenally creative mind he has!

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  10. Ooh they are amazing! I love the slightly surreal factor.

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  11. WOW! These are amazing! I love the whimsical quality to them...you always have the knack to spot incredible things, don't you? (^_^)

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  12. umm oh my word I'm gonna be in trouble with discovering this guy! So amazing!

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  13. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing this!

    Sophia
    justtheeverydays.blogspot.com

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