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Fashion Designer Joann Berman Creates Trippy 3D Furniture from Vintage Sofas in Queens
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On February 21, 2012 @ 9:01 am In Art NYC,Brooklyn,Interiors,Product Design,Queens | No Comments
The best way to describe Joann Berman Bespoke Furniture  is that it looks like Berman simply replaced the people she usually dresses with pieces of furniture. A beautiful baroque style sofa gets “dressed” in dayglo fabric and a run-of-the-mill 70s lounger gets a reclaimed anaconda facelift. Berman could have simply stopped there but it wouldn’t be like her to do so. So she pushed the envelope a bit further, layering intricate and at times 3-D graphics of men in gasmasks, delicate French toile , and of course, Mick Jagger  over top.
“I was very inspired by cannibals and the colors they use particularly the Tupi Guarani  of Brasil, so I mixed those two metaphors,” Berman told us. The pieces are all a mix of art murals and vintage chair frames, with found and reclaimed fabrics like snakeskin given to Berman by a friend mixed in.
As with her clothing , Berman chooses to make everything in her beloved NYC, which is as much a conscious design decision as it is an ethical one. “I work in a very moment by moment fashion and I change things as I go so it’s much more a design mixes art process which is why I like to have everything at my disposal on site,” she explained.
+ Joann Berman 
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 Diddy: http://www.myspace.com/diddy
 Salt-n-Pepa: http://www.saltnpepa.net/
 trippy aesthetic: http://www.ecoutere.com/joann-bermans-fallwinter-2010-collection-explodes-with-local-color/
 Joann Berman Bespoke Furniture: http://www.joannberman.com/index-slides.html?gallery=FURNITURE&folio=COLLECTIONS
 French toile: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toile
 Mick Jagger: http://www.mickjagger.com/
 Tupi Guarani: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tup%C3%AD_people
 Allan and Suzi: http://www.allanandsuzi.net/
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