Hunt Slonem: When Art Meets Design
By now you may have heard about the wonderful collaboration between famed artist Hunt Slonem and Groundworks (available through Lee Jofa) resulting in gorgeous fabrics and wallpaper inspired by his art.
Early fall, Hunt spoke at the design industry's "back-to-school night" What's New, What's Next at the New York Design Center about his artistic method and his new book, When Art Meets Design.And I featured the line's debut at the Ronald McDonald House in a charming room designed by Young Huh, Danielle Colding and Drew McGukin so there is that.
But nothing will quite prepare you for the exuberant assault of color found in the pages of his book. You can't open this hefty tome without cracking a smile. Illustrated within are Hunt's combined living space of 70,000 square feet (yes, you read that right). Imagine owning a 30,000 square foot studio in Hell's Kitchen, an upstate New York mansion, and two antebellum mansions!!
Pictures of Hunt at work, his paintings, his offbeat collections and, of course, his rainbow of interiors--many of which have been redecorated to feature the new Groundworks line await you. The book also is peppered with charming quotes from Hunt and others, like this one I posted to Instagram.
Emily Evans Eardmans pens a wonderful introduction detailing Hunt's background, his artistic method and his passion for objects--something he calls "collectorating." As Hunt says, "I...need to have a lot of clutter around me when I paint."
Drink in these technicolor images from the book to enjoy your day on a bright note. Without a doubt, Hunt Slonem is a master at color. Every hue is exceptionally crisp, saturated and combined with wholly unexpected, but equally, eye-catching shades. All of the images feature products from Hunt's new line for Groundworks, available through Lee Jofa.
Toto, I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore.
Photos from When Art Meets Design by Hunt Slonem provided by Lee Jofa.