Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Decorative Bowls Showcase Specialty Woods

So"The Mountain" by Daeng Thanunchai me of today's most sought-after decorative bowls are fashioned by hand from wood like bamboo, albesia and mango. Many wooden bowls arecarved, then decorated with paint, batik or lacquering techniques. Artisans turn humble woods and other materials into true works of art.

The lacquered bamboo centerpiece called "The Mountain" by Daeng Thanunchai for Novica is made of coiled bamboo basketry carved into its desired shape. Exotic materials like a lacquer from the Gluta usitata tree mixed with ashes of burnt rice paddy husks are laboriously applied layer upon layer by hand.

These one of a kind decorative bowls can be stunning in display shelves or on tabletops. They are often filled with other decorative objects, but truly stand beautifully on their own.

Many of these vessels are food for use with food. However, some like "The Mountain" are for decorative purposes only. Actually, having only one purpose is quite enough when an object can bring artistic beauty and design into a living space.

Subscribe to RSS feed




Ashley Furniture Baily Street Bellacor Betsey Johnson Bulova Chesterfield sofa Colorful Mirrors Complete Dining Room DKNY David Scherer Eames Friday Finds Furniture Classics Goetz Gustavian Bed Herman Miller Hida La Fuente Imports Loge Easy Chair LumiSource Cradle Chair Mad Men Murano glass NOVICA NOVICA handmade jewelry Saal Sam Moore Rio Chair Seven Sofa Sprout Table St Moritz StyleGuide StylePath staff Sunrise Susi Prescott Tom Vac Tommy Bahama Viva Terra Walker Edison Tuxedo Chair bath vanities blu dot butterfly chair ceiling fans club chairs egg chair eileen gray karim rashid kyoto leather chair modern desk spanish coffee tables tulip chair