The pandemonium of Art and Design is pulling together a great collection under one roof; products designed by big name designers and manufactured by the best companies, and coupling these all together with a beautiful group of fine art, primarily paintings, photographs and sculpture.
SMINK has been representing both contemporary and classic modern furniture lines, as well as fine art for over 25 years. We represent Minotti whose head of design is Rudolfo Dordoni; and Living Divani and Porro who both draw heavily on Piero Lissoni. Molteni & C has work designed by a broad range of designers including Patricia Urquiola, Dordoni, Aldo Rossi, Norman Foster and, of course, the new licensed collection by the great Italian architect Gio Ponti, reintroduced in 2013. These pieces are very collectible, and in that way they are similar to the Carlos Scarpa designs that come to us thru Simon/Estel.
Also represented here in the showroom are MDF Italia, Arflex, Tacchini, Verzelloni and several other high-end lines. A newer well-received line out of the Netherlands is Linteloo and Verden. Verden is designed by Marcel Wolterinck. It includes a series of soft seating designs that all cantilever on steel bases, and include a double pillow for maximum comfort. The pillow tucks in against the structure and is treated in a different fabric, most often a felted wool. The effect is very artsy and balanced, and will work in any modern classic interior.
For outdoor use we have Kettal, which is the largest outdoor furniture manufacturer in the world. Kettal is from Spain and has many different collections designed by Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, Rodolfo Dordoni, Hella Jongerius, and others. There are classic collections and modern contemporary furniture collections of all kinds of looks for your outdoor living environment.
Ideally, there are products in our repertoire that will change the way you live and transform your life over the long term. We hope that over the years you’ll love the way the products, furniture, and fine art look and function in your living spaces; that the removable covers will make it easier to clean your products over time and in the long run you’ll feel that you have spent your money wisely on long lasting products. Because, most certainly, these timeless pieces have great longevity and are designed to hand down generation to generation.
In addition to the modern and contemporary furniture, SMINK represents mid-career and established artists primarily from Texas and New Mexico – the Southwest. These artists: Gary Faye, Dara Mark, Paula Roland, Jenny Nelson (NY), Gail Rieke, Dana Newmann, Diane McGregor, Thel, Timothy Hearsum, Richard Hogan and Eugene Newmann. SMINK has also represented the ceramic vessels of Italian artist, Rina Menardi, for over twelve years; and has also represented the hand-blown glass of Arcade studio, including work by Laura de Santillana and Ivan Baj.
Amazing energy can come from the cross-fertilization of ideas that develop between fine art and design. Form can provide further dialogue to the language implied in a painting. A certain painting or photograph can bind the interior of room together. Through color, texture, image and scale, art can transport the viewer both emotionally and intellectually. We provide consulting and education for collectors and for those just starting to acquire art and build a collection. Collecting art is a lifelong endeavor that can deeply enrich your understanding of the human condition. We are Dallas fine art gallery enthusiasts.
So, when you think of us (thinkSMINK) please remember that we can offer you a great variety of art and design products and that we always consider the scale of a project (commercial or residential) and offer clients a package price when buying and moving furniture in large shipments.
Twenty-five years ...and still moving forward with the philosophy of good design.
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