Home Decor: Pierced. Punched. Perforated.

March 4, 2016

Text by Cheryl Katz

No, not the messy business of presidential politics and their attendant, mean spirited debates and unkind barbs.

This is a gentler, and considerably more beautiful, take on alliteration.

This is not the holier- than- thou point of view preferred by politicians, but a hole-ier one celebrated by artisans and crafts people.

It’s true that trends are often the result of a razor sharp focus on a particular detail – the color blue, the prevalence of tassels, the return of the rolled arm. Once noticed and acknowledged, they seem to emerge from nowhere but appear everywhere.

Like the pierced, punched, perforated pieces of late.

But unlike the current political climate, there’s no arguing their merit.

Nick King’s Homage to Gaudi Table in cast bronze with a brass patina

Nick King’s Homage to Gaudi Table in cast bronze with a brass patina

Gijs Bakker, for Fiction Factory, The Chair w/ Holes in Maple

Gijs Bakker, for Fiction Factory, The Chair w/ Holes in Maple

Ted Meuhling, Tea Strainer in sterling silver

Ted Meuhling, Tea Strainer in sterling silver

Campana Brothers, Racket Chair (Circles) in iron, brass, woven wicker

Campana Brothers, Racket Chair (Circles) in iron, brass, woven wicker

Campana Brothers, Racket Chair (Circles) in iron, brass, woven wicker

Campana Brothers, Racket Chair (Circles) in iron, brass, woven wicker

Large Urchin Bowl in hemp from ABC Home

Large Urchin Bowl in hemp from ABC Home