Designers and Artists alike find inspiration from the environments that surround them. As a designer, I always pull inspiration from unexpected places. Shadows from a tree canopy can become the foundation for an intricate carpet pattern design. Street art graphics may help shape a signature chandelier in a hotel lobby. Inspired by the layered patterns of lace, the following designers and artists have brought these intricacies to new materials and forms creating beautiful architecture, design and installations.
Inspired by the region's ancient craft of lace making, Hotel Banks uses a Lace Fence, designed by Dutch design house Demakersvan, to divide the different areas in the lobby. The intriguing design fuses both the antique florals of accent lace and the industrial feel of chain-link fence to create this contemporary and functional display.
Mondrian South Beach
Inspired by intricate lace patterns, the masterpiece that is the signature "floating staircase" in the lobby of the Mondrian South Beach is spectacular. The vision of designer Marcel Wanders evokes his homage to "Sleeping Beauty's Castle" with his use of intricate lighting, patterns, custom furniture and accent pieces.
Equipamiento Social Ca L’Anita- Estanc de la Punta en Roses (Social Facilities in Roses)
Designed by exe arquitectura, the building is located in the historic center of Roses. Its lace inspired facade is finished with perforated plates that form geometric patterns that resemble the original mosaic which covered the floor of the old house.
Belgian artist, Wim Delvoye created this collection of hand-carved tires in beautifully intricate patterns that resemble the floral and Art Deco patterns of lace work. Each design and pattern work beautifully with the shape of the original tire.
Lacey Metal Sculptures
Cal Lane creates delicate metal lace sculptures from wheelbarrows, oil drums, metal pipes and I-Beams. Her sculptures are delicate installation pieces which have been displayed in various museums.