Y H B H S (card catalog) selection 24
Suzy Annetta, interior designer, HONG KONG
"Maria Pergay has managed to create art that looks refined, elegant and luxurious from a material that is normally considered cold and hard..."
“Maria Pergay: Between Ideas and Design”
by Suzanne Demisch.
Suzy Annetta writes, "In terms of art and craft intersecting, I’d have to say the monograph on Maria Pergay comes to mind immediately. “Maria Pergay: Between Ideas and Design” by Suzanne Demisch. I love this book and find so many of her pieces so inspiring because he work is so unique. She is truly an artist. Pergay has managed to create art that looks refined, elegant and luxurious from a material that is normally considered cold and hard. Truly inspiring."
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"At a recent auction, after two of Maria Pergay's 1970s steel chairs sold for seven times their high estimate, an observer told The New York Times that was "the most exciting bidding of the sale, because it was fashion." Over Pergay's 50 year and-counting career, her sophisticated objects, furniture and decor have brought her a following that has included Salvador Dal', Pierre Cardin and King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, but they have only recently gained recognition among design collectors, curators and aficionados.
Maria Pergay: Between Ideas and Design is the first in-depth survey of the designer's remarkable life and work. Beginning with the 1950s and continuing to the present, it features over 200 photographs of interiors and furniture, archival illustrations from her personal collection--most of which have never before been published--and a candid interview. The end product is equal parts authoritative reference, source of rare insight and aesthetic journey into the lifestyle of the cultural and social elite of the late 60s and early 70s."
(text via artbook)
Suzy Annetta, of STUDIO ANNETTA, is lover of early 20th Century design — especially the French designers — Suzy is highly influenced by this aesthetic in her work. However, she also draws inspiration from nature, fashion, the decorative arts and her travels. Suzy believes in not following passing trends but in using harmonious elements to create a symphonic environment. Whatever the style of the space she works with, Suzy strives to create refined yet comfortable interiors.