Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It Looks Like ' Shark's Skin ' !

When I first saw these tables I was all excited,

I thought they were covered in Shark's Skin....

One of the most special pieces of furniture that I have ever seen was a small French Art Deco bar ( celery green colored ) that I found in Paris on rue Jacob.

It was covered in Shark's Skin and the lines of the piece were so simple yet clearly Deco. It even had the original tassel with a single semi-precious gemstone on each door pull. It only measured about 38 H x 24 W, the cost on it was $ 123,000.00.

I couldn't justify the cost to my client , ( I certainly tried) so I took a pass on that one.

Believe me, I looked all over for my picture of it.....sorry, no luck. If I ever find it I will post it.

You will just have do with these, but believe me these are less costly !!!!!
( the console is about $695.00 )

This collection of tables look like 'Shark's Skin' .



On this collection from Gump's , the ground color is chocolate with broken eggshells sealed into the surface.

This is covered in Real Shark's Skin.

I find the similarity unbelievable!!

If you can achieve the same look with broken eggshells, who cares?


These are from Gumps www.gumps.com

( enlarge any picture for more info and a closer look )

Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her blog of her Adventures in Design

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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

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