Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Punto Singolo Chandelier from Philip Nimmo Ironworks
Saks Fifth Avenue commissioned him to produce an artistic center table, his list of celebrity clients includes Sir Anthony Hopkins and Jim Carrey, among others, and his recent completion of eight Giacometti-style floor lamps for the newly remodeled Crown Plaza in Manhattan has created a palpable buzz surrounding Philip Nimmo. In seven years the Philip Nimmo Ironworks collection has expanded from fire screens to a complete collection including lighting, furniture and hardware. A recent addition to the extensive Philip Nimmo Ironworks collection are this gorgeous Punto Singolo Chandelier, a clear representation of the innovation and fine craftsmanship synonymous with the Philip Nimmo name. His design style has been compared to Bauhaus artists such as Piet Mondrian and I would expand that to include Keith Haring, whose influence is reflected in the bold lines, brilliant colors and combinations of geometric and organic shapes found in the Philip Nimmo Ironworks collection. However, it is the distinctiveness, craftsmanship and innovation that makes the collection so incredibly unique.