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August 15, 2012

A Madeline Weinrib Exhibit in the Hamptons

By Ingrid Skjong | Art

A Madeline Weinrib Exhibit in the Hamptons
Madeline Weinrib

Textile and carpet designer Madeline Weinrib, known for her way with color and pattern, is no stranger to the world of interiors. In a new exhibit at the Southampton location of Sebastian + Barquet gallery, she contributes her visually provocative fabrics to a lineup of iconic furnishings, upholstering the pieces of furniture in characteristically inventive ways. “I like to challenge myself during the creative process and explore new, unexpected pairings,” says Weinrib. “In revisiting these classic furnishings and using them as a canvas for my own work, I wanted to showcase the original designs, while simultaneously re-introducing them to viewers from a fresh, contemporary perspective.”

Pieces by noted designers like Vladimir Kagan (known for the Erica chaise lounge), Gio Ponti (father of the Leggera side chair) and Osvaldo Borsani (the man behind the P32 lounge chair) are reimagined in Weinrib’s modern coverings. A three-seat sofa by Ico and Luisa Parisi is swathed in brown-stripe ikat; the Erica chaise, inspired by Kagan’s late wife, gets a cloak of lavender Egerton jacquard. (Prone to falling for particular colors, Weinrib is currently in a love affair with purple.) The approach is intriguing, stirring up a new appreciation for those famous lines. Through September; 67 Jobs Ln.; 631-238-0456; sebastianbarquet.com; madelineweinrib.com.

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