Even for a vintage lover like me, sometimes a contemporary design piece is a good way to spice up the home decor. Mixing vintage and contemporary pieces can actually create a nice vibe – the juxtaposition of new and old is quite interesting, in both interior decor as well as, let’s say, architecture. As I already told you a few times here on the blog, Pamono is one of my go-to source for vintage items. But Pamono is way more than an online marketplace for vintage furniture and home accessories: It also features amazing contemporary designs from international artists. It doesn’t come as a surprise that I opted for a contemporary vase that really looks like it was made for me – a crystal vase by Belgian designer Isaac Monté.
I discovered the outstanding work of Isaac Monté for the first time during a design trip to Antwerp. His crystal works are really outstanding. For his ‘Crystal Series’ he created one-of-a-kind vases, lights and accessories by replicating stalagmites. To achieve this look he grew the crystals for his series organically – they grew around certain shapes allowing each object to be completely unique in shape, color and texture. Such as the vase I chose.
Avid readers of Happy Interior Blog might also recognize the setting where the new vase is placed in – it’s my friend Ben’s home. I felt the vase will be like in a natural habitat surrounded by plants, ceramics and other crystals. And I think it does! The magic of Isaac Monté’s works is their uniqueness making them both, an exceptional signature piece on its own or a great addition to a collection or styling vignette. I chose a vase though I also like his crazily nice crystal insects! Have you seen them (they are actually brooches)?
As you see Pamono is not only my go-to source for vintage items. Also contemporary design is a strong focus of this online marketplace. Hence this is probably the most comfortable way of sourcing unique contemporary design objects from around the world – all by sitting on your sofa! But the best thing is to simply try it yourself! Next time you are looking for the one-of-a-kind piece for your home, consider browsing Pamono. I bet you will be successful! At least I was every time I tried!
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Photography by Igor Josifovic