Last November I ran across a handsome honeycomb-like pendant, perfect for my 30-something bachelor client’s living room (see here), but it wasn’t until several months later that I had an OMG moment when I realized the artist who made it was the well-respected and super talented Los Angeles-based artist David Wiseman.
30-year old Wiseman, known by a handful of elite interior designers including Peter Marino, was the brains and talent behind the Shanghai and New York Christian Dior boutiques’ installation of flora clinging to the ceiling and dripping off the walls. If you haven’t seen these you really should! Other clients include the West Hollywood Library and a handful of high profile patrons for which he has designed and custom made delicate site-specific installations.
Aside from his truly, truly exceptional pieces, what I respect about Wiseman is his hands-on and labor intensive obsession to reveal the subtle textures and details of the natural themes in his work, be it a cherry blossom tree, spider web, or glacier. His knowledge of porcelain, bronze and glass allows him to manipulate it in such a way that he is able to convey the delicate beauty of nature with utmost sensitivity. Well done my friend!!!
image credits: David Wiseman
top: (clockwise upper left hand: lily of the valley porcelain installation detail, DIOR flagship boutique, New York City; glacier pendant; table-top branch; bronze facet vase)
bottom: DIOR New York store, courtesy of DIOR via David Wiseman
The artist is represented by R20Century, New York. His work is also available through Dering Hall.
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