Thursday, July 22, 2010


Feathers can add an interesting textural element to your decor. A feather chandelier can be the statement conversation piece in your dining room, or for the less daring, a bouquet of peacock feathers in a metallic vase can add glamour to your tabletop. Peacock feathers are beautiful when paired with rich emeralds, deep teals and velvety blacks. Crisp white feathers are ethereal and can give a room a light, floaty feel.

A collection of feathers in glass bubbles becomes an interesting art installation.

Dror: Peacock chair for Capellini

Dror: Peacock chair for Capellini
Acid green ostrich feather pillow.

Fiela Feather Arc Light by Haldane Martin.

Fiela Feather Arc Light by Haldane Martin.

Fiela Feather Chandelier by Haldane Martin.

Visual confusion: this table seems very contradictory. Henny Penny breakfast tray by Deger Cengiz.

Schumacher's new collection of feather wallcoverings: Nest Wallcoverings, are crafted entirely by hand from natural feathers. A feathered wall will create a highly luxurious and opulent backdrop for your furnishings. Above: Cascadia.

London-based artist Kate MccGwire creates unconventional art pieces from molted feathers of pigeons. Her work demands an immediate response, perhaps often a combination of repulsion and awe. "She is intrigued by the possibility of envisaging beauty as something more complex than merely what delights the senses: beauty can be about a problem; it can be something that repels you or makes you question the status quo."

Urge, 2009.

Sluice, 2009.

Heave, 2008.

Rebecca Horn, Large Feather Wheel, 1997.

Rebecca Horn, Cockatoo Mask, 1973. Tate Collection.

1 comment:

  1. What a well researched post, with lovely examples. The juxtaposition of real birds, sculpture, furniture and accessories, etc works beautifully!

    Kate Mccgwire's pieces are quite amazing.

    Hi from the other side of the world, in Melbourne, Australia, from a fellow interior designer.

    Come say hi sometime.