The pineapple has gone glam! Long a symbol of hospitality, the pineapple motif has been part of the American decorative arts for centuries. And, for many years, the poor pineapple has been relegated to second rate design and Williamsburg inspired kitsch. But no more! This exotic fruit that hid its light under a bushel is stepping out and is ready to take up the mantle of chicness for the 21st century.
"Pineapple" wallpaper by Studio Printworks
"Isadora Silver" crystal pineapple by William Yeoward
"Harbour Court" fabric at Lewis & Sheron
Pair of Pineapple Lamps, circa 1950-60, attributed to Maison Charles; available at Tom Thomas
Pineapple basin set at P.E. Guerin
Photo at top: The Pineapple, an architectural folly in Dunmore Park, Scotland