Thursday, August 13, 2009

Chic Rustique:Part Deux

You may not be able to stay at Jacques Grange's Portuguese retreat but you can buy the furniture he owns! I got a lovely email today from John Himmel who produces the wonderful handwoven rope furniture that is not only popular with Jacques Grange but also interior designer Michael Smith. The Rope Collection was inspired by the French designers Adrien Andoux and Frida Minet who's rope furniture was woven from the fronds of palm trees in the South of France. John Himmel grows their palms in the Madoura Islands in Indonesia where is it hand braided into a flat rope and woven onto their hardwood frames. They are available through John Rosselli in New York and Florida; Holly Hunt in Chicago; David Sutherland in LA, Houston and Dallas; and Webster in Boston. Makes me want to get to work on buying and decorating a Caribbean retreat!

Art Moderne Style Three Seat Sofa

Art Moderne Style Sectional Pieces

A John Himmel chair in private home.

Art Moderne Style Loune Chair

Art Moderne Style Lounge Chair Ottoman

A John Himmel in a Michael Smith interior.

Art Moderne Style Bed

Art Modern Style Bed with Footboard

10 comments:

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

This furniture is terrific, especially love the bed. Thanks for the intro!

avant garde said...

ooh, great find. i just saved his site to my favorites list. very nautically inspired especially for clients in my area (cape cod). so unusual too, very earthy and simply stunning all at the same time. thanks for the inspiration!

Averill said...

What an interesting alternative to wicker!

Paula Grace Halewski said...

Wow! Thanks for the information. I just may use the bed ~ I really love it.

maison21 said...

cool tip- thanks, chic!

Off the List said...

On the subject of the Grange book (sorry off the rope topic) I think the most intriguing image is that on the front cover - the tiger!

I've got the most appalling memory (except for pieces of furniture) but I'm sure I must have read through to see what the large feline was doing sitting in the bedroom with two double beds - perhaps one is for it - but cannot recall discovering anything. Any one able to shed some light?

the NEO-traditionalist said...

What a great source to have for my next vacation home project. I love, love, love the Michael Smith image. This furniture is such handsome, organic, masculine loveliness. Thanks for sharing it with us all!
XX Kate "the NEO-trad"

Chukker said...

Dear HC, you are always entertaining and extremely up to date with the very best! My day is not complete if I don't stop by here and see what are you doing!

You inspired me to start my own blog, so thank you very much!
Best
W

17thandriggs said...

Love this look - comfortable and soft yet clean and sophisticated. Guessing that these gorgeous rope pieces will be outside of many people's budget (including mine) and think some quality blonde wicker furniture would be a viable alternative - albeit not the level of luxury - still a pretty option.

Bochenko Artdeco said...

beautiful!!! makes me wanna HAVE it!!!

so beautiful, thank you for sharing this one with us! what a shame they don't have any shop in Europe!

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