When making this decorative storage furniture with the strange and short title “F” I was inspired by the precious artwork of Carl Fabergé (1846-1920). So the F stands for Fabergé and with the punctuation marks I want to indicate that I know that there is a world of difference between his sublime work and my “F”. As many people, I was familiar with the world famous Easter Eggs that were commissioned to the House of Fabergé by the tsars Alexander III and Nicolas II of the Romanov dynasty. But only of photos.
In 2005 I visited an exposition in Brussels (Belgium) showing 14 pieces of the Easter Eggs and many other items like animal sculptures, cigarette cases, flowers, picture frames etc. It was an overwhelming experience because of the artistry, the craftsmanship, the details, the colours and precious materials. And then the process of translating these impressions into my own work started. Resulting in a yellow bowl, a white small box, a bleu floor standing box and this pink small storage furniture. All 4 covered with a checked pattern made with yellow gold leaf and small crystal beads.
Works from the House of Fabergé with checked pattern
Nicolas 2 nephrite box – cross of St. George Egg – vial with rose trellis lid