Dana R. Butler 2017-05-20 05:11:57
OBJECT OF DESIRE FINE ART WITH FUNCTION ANNE BOSSERT’S ORIGINAL FINE-ART furniture designs are a fresh take on color and pattern and many include her own handwoven textiles as a design element. Colorado-based Bossert believes that even functional objects should be interesting and beautiful, a principle that shapes her work. “I appreciate the imperfections that result from a human’s touch. And I think that living with handmade things makes our lives softer and creates connections between us.” Her childhood on a Midwestern farm surrounded by rows of corn and soybeans informs her predilection for stripes, an effect she gets from laminating high-end plywoods and incorporating the same dyes in her woven fabrics. annebossertart.com —DANA R. BUTLER WHAT WE’RE BUYING NOW GET OUTDOORS The trends of the season are all about color and texture. FEATHERING YOUR NEST The Nido wicker chair from RH, Restoration Hardware gives a nod to the 1970s while its geometric details maintain a modern edge. $1,295; RH.com BISTRO STYLE Collection 1900 from Fermob brings French sidewalk style to any patio. The metal is molded using ancient techniques. fruehaufs.com; fermob.com SWEET AND SOUR Made of resilient melamine, this set of four petite plates from Kate Spade New York is just the right size for hors d’oeuvres or bite-sized desserts. $30; macys.com ROUND AND RIBBED The sphere fountain from Stone Forest forms an impressive focal point—as the water flows over the uneven surface, the undulating pattern and enchanting babble and splash are relaxing, both visually and aurally. 20-in. sphere: $525; 24-in. $895; 36-in. $2,950 (installation kit: $545); stoneforest.com COOKING WITH COLOR The Tower cart from Hestan is strong enough to stand up to the Colorado weather, yet fashionable to fit into any decor (it comes in 12 signature color finishes). $1,600, plus $429 for the color; purcellmurray.com
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