Skip Nav
HGTV
Flip or Flop Is Making a HUGE Change This Summer
Decorating Advice
Everything You Need to Know About Decorating For Your Astrology Sign
Home Organization
You've Been Making Your Bed All Wrong! Here's What You Should Be Doing

Colette Commissions Lisa Fontanarosa Collection Wire Art

You may not know your Left Bank from your Right Bank, or have ever stepped foot on French soil, but you've probably heard of Colette, the fashion and design temple of Paris. The preeminent concept boutique hails art-loving hipsters from near and far, and regularly organizes exhibitions with both up-and-coming and established artists — including my beloved interiors photographer Todd Selby. Colette's latest exposition is MeWeCycle, a project curated by Karta Healy featuring a collection of designers’ work, based on their love of the bicycle and creative recycling. Some of the most innovative designers around have created furnishings, lighting, clothing, accessories, and design objects for the shop all from recycled materials.

To hear about the artist behind the bicycle pictured here,

.

Always on the hunt for international talent, Colette called upon Lisa Fontanarosa to tap her stable of European and American designers to create bespoke pieces for the show. Lisa asked Marie Christophe, known for her exquisite, whimsical, wirework light fixtures and sculptures, to create a life-size bicycle in wire with a transparent crystal seat and a crystal bell. The bicycle, shown above, hangs in the window of Colette. Another wire artist from Fontanarosa's collection, Barbara Gilhooly, made industrial hearts from vintage erector sets exclusively for Colette. Both are magnificent proof that "recycled" and "refined" can be one and the same.


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Required Reading: The Artful Wooden Spoon by Joshua Vogel
Julian Casablancas Commissions a Wire Sculpture Christmas Tree From French Artist Marie Christophe
Black Girl-French Beauty
Nice and New: Marie Christophe Hibou Lamp
Joan Smalls at Versace Couture Show Spring 2016
Crave Worthy: Marie Christophe Lustre Cygnes Chandelier
Gisele Bundchen Covers Vogue Italia December 2010; Valentino for Gap Available in United States, After All

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Home & Garden
X