As you may know we here at WIJW are huge fans of Asian art and antiques—supremely versatile, Asian work can bring that perfectly exotic touch to a wide range of interiors—from modern to transitional to more traditional interiors; in fact, I incorporate Asian pieces in nearly all of the interiors I create for my clients.
For a rather remarkable selection of Chinese art and antique, Chicago based Pagoda Red is a fantastic go-to resource. They have a rich selection of 18th and 19th century Chinese furniture and art as well as contemporary Chinese and Asian work. Regarding the latter, there is a noteworthy emerging base of designers and artists that are now producing some spectacular contemporary Asian pieces like the lovely lucite chair with Ming porcelain-style joints I’m picture sitting in, or the marvelous meditation stone writing table with a modernist metal base (also pictured below)—a super chic conflation of old and new.
I’m making room for this phenomanal 18th Century Japanese “Arctic Falcon” painting (below) either for myself or one of my lucky clients.Photographed at Pagoda Red here in New York City by the uber talented Matthew Dean, I’m sporting a Tom Ford “Country Jacket” in amethyst wool silk tri-color windowpane and a mauve cotton micro check shirt with French cuffs, Charvet chartreuse silk tie and pocket square, antique moon stone cuff links, vintage Rolex watch, Gucci chartreuse python belt with silver double horse head buckle, Yves Saint Laurant aubergine suede “Eton” boot and my fragrance, for a touch of the exotic, is Creed Original Santal.