Friday, September 19, 2008

Billy Haines on Ice




Let's start our weekend with a big dose of glamour... as in these wild acrylic Ice Sconces designed by Billy Haines. Although the faceted acrylic pieces were created in 1953 for the May house of Holmby Hills, CA, they seem reminiscent of 1930s Hollywood. I like that the facets are rather aggressive- it's like a combination of Joan Crawford's brash personality and Carole Lombard's feminine allure.

The sconces have been reissued as limited editions and are sold as opposing left/ right matching pairs.

(Contact William Haines Design for more information- (310) 289-0280)

15 comments:

  1. In the right context, I would definitely use these. They are gorgeous!

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  2. Seriously glamorous and totally fabulous.

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  3. PT&E- Oh definitely. In the right setting, the sconces could really make a splash!

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  4. Vicki- I agree. They make me want to design an entire room around them! :)

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  5. I hope we see more of his wonderful designs reproduced. These are stunning.

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  6. I've loved these since I first saw them! I just wish they were leaded glass instead of acrylic.

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  7. i am obsessed with these but i wish i could have it in a mini brooch version. would these make awesome jewelry pieces or what?

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  8. The Paris Apartment12:23 AM

    Wild! Acrylic never goes out of style! (except after the 80's for a minute but it had to be stopped then :)
    LOVE that black and white interior shot!

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  9. Alison6:16 AM

    Oh.
    Topshelf.
    First thing that came to mind is how they would recklessly & bodaciously cast & scatter prisms through the room.
    Adore the fact they are not masquerading to look "real" just voluptuous, rambunctious and fab.
    They ooze sophistication AND capriciousness all at once.
    Cheers,
    Alison

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  10. The Architectual Digest Emmy Green Room is inspired by diamonds this year. I have not seen it yet, but I wonder if the designer had Billy Haines in mind.

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  11. These are beyond gorgeous - they are scrumptious!
    They are also $25,000, ( I contacted them ).
    I have to say I agree with "Be the change" - I wish they were crystal as well, especially for that kind of money.

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  12. I also wanted to say: HAIL to the PEAK OF CHIC for giving us these wonderful things to look at and be inspired by! Impeccable taste!

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  13. Nancy- Well, I guess let's call them "fantasy" items! ;)
    Thanks for the kind comment.

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  14. Beautiful! By first looking at the images, I thought they were made out of glass...

    Mayta
    The Pontilists

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  15. gorgeous and amazing!

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