Interior Furnishings



 The objects within such rooms also need to be properly scaled and consistent with the character of the environment. These invite an intimate participation; they ask to be touched, picked up, and used. Examples include Eames’ Chair and Ottoman, 1946, The Unicorn Tapestry, c.1500, and the Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass window depicting Irish Bells and Sentinels, c.1900. These objects demonstrate the artist’s control over the material (or media handling) and sensitivity to color, pattern, and functionality. The chair and ottoman are composed of shaped wood, leather, and steel, lending the “sculpture” a variety of textures and harmony in organic, horizontally flowing lines. The tapestry is a decorative wall hanging as well as insulation for a drafty interior. The visual image is of a virtual reality, a scene of an imaginary beast. The floral field and fairy-tale environment suggest repetition of shape, color, and poetic beauty. The stained glass window enriches its environment due to its coloration of the natural light which flows into the room, yet it still represents a garden scene which even though abstracted is colorfully poetic.