Estudos Geométrico 3

(Geometric Study 3)

Designer: Naima Almaida

Naima Almaida (Lhama) as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Remember fuzzy felt?!

Naima Almaida (Lhama) as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Alameda (business name: Lhama)’s artworks are made with felt pieces cut, embedded, overlapped and glued by hand in her studio in São Paulo, Brazil. The compositions are so thoughtfully considered.

Naima Almaida (Lhama) as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

The extreme layering in her geometric pieces makes them really luxurious.

Naima Almaida (Lhama) as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Most of her work is tropical themed and has less of this repeated layering that you can see here but I think she has struck gold with Estudos Geométrico 3. I won’t lie though, it was her rich tropical pieces that caught my eye on Instagram.

Naima Almaida (Lhama) as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Naima Almaida (Lhama) as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

I’m so used to the current Rob Ryan-esque style of cut out art that I wrongly presumed that Alameda’s work was fairly small, about the size of a piece of printer paper.

But this geometric study is about twice that size and all the better for it! Some pieces are much larger again.

Naima Almaida (Lhama) as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

If you’re going to buy a statement piece I believe in going all out. Why else would I be (moderately) minimal elsewhere in the home? In order to go bonkers with art! The simple, white ‘box’ frame that comes with Estudos Geométrico 3 knows what I’m on about.

Naima Almaida (Lhama) as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Naima Almaida (Lhama) as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

I am one of the 26,547 people who have signed up for the “30 Days of Wild” challenge that The Wildlife Trusts have set up this month in order to help us make room for nature in our lives. Researching into Lhama’s jungle pieces was something I did for myself as part of this challenge, from England to Brazil – and I hope you feel the wild in art wherever you are in the world too! ?

#30dayswild

Image Credits: LhamaLhama’s Instagram / Alameda’s Pinterestfatdormouse

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Wax Sculptures

Designer: Helmut Smits

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

I thought these candles were products. They are not.

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

They are sculptures! The artist sells prints (20 x 30 cm at €150+vat on Smits’ website if your interested), but you can’t actually buy the product itself, or the ‘original’ I guess its called.

Well maybe you can, if you contact him and are super nice, but I imagine the price would be prohibitive if you wanted to use the candle, like I do.

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

So because this is art – not design- I will let the work speak for itself for a change, instead of gabbing on about what I like about these candles.

Suggested internal debate while scrolling down;

Art vs. Design …

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

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 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk  Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk  Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk  Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk  Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

This isn’t even all of them, these are just my favourites!

Image Credits: Helmut Smits’ Website
(Though I first saw these candles on Sight Unseen)

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