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Amélie Dillemann

August 13th, 2008

Daniel Pontius

Images: Amelie Dillemann

Ethereal, earthy, ephemeral. Do you know of Amelie Dillemann? A Parisian artist and designer her work inspired me to take up my chosen craft and medium, cardboard. If you have almost every copy of World of Interiors stacked under your upstairs hall table, like my friend Ms. V who has a very discerning eye, you will find Dillemann’s work on the cover of WOI Dec. ’99 or in WOI Sept. ’95. 

The challenging part of cardboard is creating a solid structure from which to build and embellish, and if indeed all of Miss Dillemann’s work is made entirely from cardboard, as it says in WOI, I say hats off to Miss Dillemann. More pics here.

Some of my aluminum leaf cardboard frames are now being sold at my favorite NYC shop Penine Hart, Check them out and say hi to Penine for me!

In situ

May 21st, 2008

Daniel Pontius

The workers are so loud this morning ripping off paneling and knocking odd bits from the corners of the apartment building (I think whoever designed this building 30 years ago was inspired by the Salk Institute and put paneling under the windows in some sort of weird homage and now they are trying to fix it) the vibrations, I thought, were going to knock off a Dorthy Thorpe glass from where it was perched on the window ledge right onto it’s pretty silver rim. I am now huddled in my hallway in the corner. I feel like as a kid during a tornado warning. You had to go to the basement and continue to try and do what you would normally do but in a place where you didn’t normally go.
An overview NYC trip to come. For now, images of Rosemary Hallgartan’s booth at ICFF with the Box Console in place. My absolute favorite was rug was the flat weave Glaze on the floor in fuchsia and cream of Rosemary’s design that she had made in Nepal.

Cardboard Console

May 17th, 2008

Daniel Pontius

Preview pic of ICFF which has opened today. I have been there for the install process at Rosemary Hallgarten’s booth 1661.

Drop by and see Rosemary’s hand crafted rugs as well as my Cardboard Console.

Dimensions: 48″ x 20″ x 36″ H

Found cardboard, gesso, paint, and aluminium leaf.

Variations on a Theme II

April 30th, 2008

Daniel Pontius

I have a fondness for carved wood frames to the extent that when I was living in London I interviewed with City & Guilds for their carving program. Instead, I moved to NYC. Cardboard is my material of choice. Just today I finished a cardboard console. Images coming. Lamps are also on their way. Typically the frames I make are finished in gold or aluminium leaf–but I’m experimenting with leaving them natural like these posted here.
Notes on Frames & Cardboard
1. Fitzwilliam Museum has a wonderful collection of English Rococo Frames.
2. Framesworks: Form, Function and Ornament in European Frames is really THE book on the subject of carved frames.
3. The Musée du Cartonnage et de l’Imprimerie in Valréas, France traces the history of cardboard box making in the region. I must go.

Custom Cardboard Frame Samples

January 16th, 2005

Daniel Pontius

Frame dimnsions: 2″ wide x 3/4″ thick
Finish: Bright Aluminium with Payne’s Grey undercoat
Rotation Frame
Frame dimensions: 2″x 2″
Finish: Copper & Gold with Red undercoat

Edge Frame
Frame dimension: 1-3/8″ Wide x 1-1/2″ Thick
Finish: Gold composite with Black undercoats

Rib Frame
Frame dimension: 2-1/4″ wide x 1″ thick
Finish: Gold Composite with red undercoats
Speckle Frame
Frame dimension: 2″ x 2″
Finish: Matte aluminium with speckled patina & black undercoats

Square Frame
Frame dimension: 2″ wide x 1-1/2″ & 3/4″ cutouts
Finish: Matte aluminium with black undercoats & natural cardboard interior
Pricing upon request.