February 17, 2016

McQueen Dress Inspires Barry Dixon’s Lighting for Arteriors Home

Chrysalis by Arteriors Home.

At “Savage Beauty,” the Alexander McQueen fashion retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Barry Dixon was captivated by one particular dress. And he channels it in one of his latest designs for Arteriors Home. Replace the leather of the dress with cast brass and glass, the horsehair with brass wire, and you get the Aramis sconce. Dixon’s disparate inspirations also included fencing masks from the 18th century. With Touche, a blackened iron table lamp, iron mesh protects the bulb, like the fencer’s face—while casting patterned shadows. Nature was the muse for Chrysalis, a solid brass sconce that captures the moment a caterpillar transitions into a butterfly.

Aramis by Arteriors Home.

Touche by Arteriors Home.

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