Pictures: Art inspiration to design creation
For its 2012 DreamHome, the Washington Design Center asked a handful of young interior designers to take inspiration for residential spaces from works of craft. Not just from any crafters, but a group of artists whose works are set to be showcased this summer in a Smithsonian exhibition, "40 Under 40: Craft Futures." What the room decors and the craft creations have in common is that their authors all began their careers after 9/11, and they brought with them a new, more earnest sensibility.
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Art inspiration: Drawing room
Artist Andy Paiko's Spinning Wheel, 2007, served as the inspiration for the drawing room. The piece is crafted from blown glass, cocobolo wood, steel, brass, and leather.