Recommendations from our Guest Curators
In exclusive interviews, we asked Maurizio Pellizzoni, Ariel Foxman and Patrick J. Adams about their favourite LUMAS pieces. See which works of art from the LUMAS portfolio they selected, and what really moves them.
Interior architect Maurizio Pellizzoni has design in his DNA as well as a meticulous eye for detail and a complete understanding of how to create a luxe interior. Maurizio’s aesthetic is inspired by the glamour of Lake Como, cosmopolitan New York, and daily life in London where he lives.
Maurizio is a long-time fan of LUMAS and its extensive portfolio, telling us: “Each piece is individual and has its own beauty, expressing life and colours.”
Bernhard Lang, Adria VI: I love the composition and the natural colour scheme in this piece. It’s one of my absolute favourites.
Stephanie Kloss, Frank Sinatra Residence: Simple and elegant. This piece is a reminder of the 1980s.
Werner Pawlok, House of Eulalia: The colours and composition in this image are perfect. It’s full of inspiration for any interior project.
Ariel Foxman is editorial director of InStyle and StyleWatch, as well as serving as editor in chief of InStyle, a role he assumed in 2008, becoming the first man to helm the title. “The variety of artists and genres in the LUMAS Portfolio means there is something for everyone. Here are a few of my current favourites."
Aesthetica Sphere by Christopher Marley
I absolutely cannot tear myself away from any work that combines symmetry and pattern with a celebration of unique diversity. This piece feels like a special, limited-edition collection obsessed over and dutifully assembled by one exacting person, in this case the artist. It’s as much relic as it is sculpture.
Flamingo Kids 2 by Sebastian Mader
I remember when this photograph ran in Interview, I tore out the page and kept it for months. I love how extreme the scenario is – with no air between any of the chaises. It’s also one of those images that’s instantly timeless in its look and feel even if it is a contemporary fashion shot.
Einzelblatt (Portfolio Columbus) by Nam June Paik
It’s cheerful and hypnotic, and not knowing the characters’ meanings right off the bat imbues the piece with layers of potential significance and meaning.
Villa Lago di Garda by Matteo Thun
I am always drawn to works with almost childlike abstraction and cheerful but still mature colours. I love the idea of hanging a landscape in a city apartment that isn’t a traditional oil or photograph. Instead, this watercolour transports you to Italy in a less obvious, more modern way.
Patrick J. Adams
“My father was a journalist and this instilled in me a constant searching for meaning and truth through storytelling. I gravitated towards both photography and acting as a means of telling my stories and have always enjoyed the opposite qualities of these mediums. Being both in front of and behind the camera has given me a deep appreciation for the two avenues. It has provided me with escape valves should I feel myself stagnant in one of them. My internal world becomes the focus of my performing work; while my observation and integration into the external world and its people are what drive me to pick up a camera, and capture or create an image.
I was really intrigued and impressed by the LUMAS portfolio and concept. Credible and incredible art is too often kept at arm’s length from people without very deep pockets and personal collections. LUMAS has recognized that a new market for artists, as well as those who wish to begin their own collections, is an idea whose time has come. I couldn’t be more honoured to be a part of the LUMAS portfolio as the galleries open across my home country of Canada.”
Décor Aid is about modernising the old school art of interior design. We use proprietary technology to simplify the process, but still do things the traditional way: relying on our in-house, highly-skilled interior designers to create spaces that reflect your taste and style. We love LUMAS because we are both on a mission to make it simpler to bring extraordinary beauty into everyday lives. Here are a few of our current favourites from the LUMAS portfolio.
“We are drawn to this piece by Peter Funch because it encapsulates so much of what we, as interior designers, try to do every day – bring a little bit of sparkle into people’s lives.”