During the 1920’s, ivory was used on luxurious furniture. Sliced thinly, it would gradually crack in beautiful ways. We have followed exactly these lines and cracks to create large scale gesso panels that we feel are the closest surface to real ivory it is possible to achieve. With our ‘Ivoire’, everything is created by the hand of the skilled gesso maker.
A beautiful surface of polished details. Lace requires meticulous care and attention in creating fine cracks that are consistent but not too consistent. The idea is to build a linear tracery that is full of tiny imperfections and make a constantly varying texture and interest in the surface. Burnishing with agate stones polishes the surface by hand before a protective clear layer is applied.
Inspired by the works of Sonia Delaunay, this enigmatic design by Antonio da Motta presents large fluid shapes and lines within curvilinear fields of rich natural colour reminiscent of his Brazilian homeland. It is presented in two colourways: Sonja I; a blend of warm taupes and browns. Sonja II; vibrant Brazilian greens and yellows.