I love to notice how good art can inspire design and vise-versa. So you can imagine my delight when I saw the new “Zipper” sconce from Urban Electric Company.
Designed by Amanda Nisbet, the “Zipper Sconce” draws inspiration from the sculptural work of Romanian-born Constanin Brancusi. The undulating form is based on his “endless column,” a motif that appears repeatedly in his work.
Brancusi’s most famous sculpture may be “The Kiss”. Have you seen this one before?
One of my favorite sculptures by Brancusi is “Bird in Space” (below). I wonder what Urban Electric could turn this one into?
This is just one example of how the fields of Art and Design are not mutually exclusive. Take a closer look, and I’m sure you’ll notice many others.
image 1: urban electric co, charleston
image 2: wikipeida
image 3: sheisfrench
image 4: guggenheim museum