There is more to art than framed canvases — and it’s through thoughtfully appointed home decor.
When we consider incorporating artwork into the home, framed paintings and drawings typically come to mind. While you can definitely cover your walls with framed pieces, it’s actually the details that make the biggest impression when it comes to inserting a personality and artistic flair around the house. Good news is, there’s tons of arty yet practical home decor creations — from vases to cookie jars and more — that help you achieve just that. Here we’ve rounded up a list of our current favourites for you. Scroll down and take a look.
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Handmade in Vancouver from fine porcelain, this candlestick holder (or vase!) by Nathalee Paolinelli is created using a layered glazing technique to achieve this textured, paint-droplet effect, which would definitely stand out on tabletops and mantelpieces.
HK$2,125 from Matchesfashion
Bring some Scandinavian minimalism to your dinner table with this avant-garde tray by Georg Jensen, which is made from mirror-polished stainless steel, and highlighted by a fluid curve inspired by the organic shape of an oyster and the movement of the sea. Whip it out for fancy dinner parties (serving home-shucked oysters, obviously) to your guests to artistically enhance their dining experience.
HK$2,400 from Lane Crawford
Crafted from glazed ceramic, Anissa Kermiche’s Breast Friend ceramic vase is as artistically eclectic as you can get. The jewellery designer draws inspirations from the organic form of the human body, and came up with this beautiful vase with the shape of a curvaceous bust.
HK$3,245 from Matchesfashion
This Pretziada vase is crafted by fifth-generation Italian potter Walter Usai, who worked with his father, Elvio, with the aim to pare down the forms of classic water containers to their absolute essence. The result? A statement ornament that is aesthetically mesmerising.
Approx. HK$3,379 from Yoox