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Design Eye: Asheville Artist + Alvar Aalto

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Vendarie Blog Carley Brandeux Art 1

When I first saw (and swooned over) this gorgeous artwork, its airborne and wearable ribbons of wood brought to mind the iconic furniture of Alvar Aalto. The artistry of sculptor Carley Brandeaux, a UNC Asheville and Art Institute of Chicago graduate, and the furniture design of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto have wonderful things to say to each other. Both have created for art the body; Carley adorns it with loops and bends, Aalto seats it on curvy, figure-conforming chairs.

Vendarie Blog Alvar Aalto 406 Armchair and Stook by Artek FinlandAlvar Aalto 406 chair and his iconic stacking stool. Photos courtesy of Artek, Finland.

Vendarie Blog Carley Brandeax Art 2Photo courtesy of Carley Brandeaux, artist, and Hable de Vos, photographer.

Vendarie Blog Carley Brandeaux Art 3Photo of Alvar Aalto Tank chair courtesy of Artek, Finland. Photo courtesy of Carley Brandeaux., artist, and Hable de Vos, photographer.

Vendarie Blog Carley Brandeaux Art 4Photo courtesy of Carley Brandeaux, artist, and Hable de Vos, photographer.

Vendarie Blog Alvar Aalto Paimo Chair by Artek, FinlandPhoto of Alvar Aalto Paimio chair courtesy of Artek, Finland.

Vendarie Blog Carley Brandeaux Art 3Photo courtesy of Carley Brandeaux, artist, and Hable de Vos, photographer.

Check out more of Carley's artwork here. I learned of her through another Asheville artist, whose work is equally as mesmerizing, and I'll show you that soon. I went to Artek for the chair photos because they are the licensed source for authentic Alvar Aalto design. (This is not a sponsored post.) If you'd like to see more of Aalto's work, you can click around here.

Hope you see the beauty, too ... enjoy!

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XO ~ Michele



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