I recently meet a designer who’s creativity and innovative work is so inspiring I wanted to share her designs with you. Her name is Aviva Stanoff and her back story is as interesting as her one of a kind designs. Aviva grew up in California, in a small town nestled between the beach and old growth redwoods and then spent Summers tending flowers in her grandfather’s Buddhist Temple in Japan. These two dramatically different worlds became the “best of both worlds” and developed within her a deep reverence for nature.
Below is a photo I took while at High Point market last Spring in Aviva’s showroom.
Aviva works a lot with crystals and has some spectacular lighting that she created for Currey and Company, one of which is hanging above the bed. The photo below is from Aviva and shows her painting the 700 lbs of Selenite wands she hand fitted together to make that one of a kind head board. Can you imagine??? It totally blew me away.
Besides lighting design, Aviva’s signature is pressing real objects into fabric. Sea fans, corals, minerals, lemon leaves, and crystals are among the many objects she uses. Aviva’s fabrics celebrate nature’s imperfections and things like bug bites on the plants become a cherished component of the final product.
Minerals and crystals are pressed into the pillow fabrics below.
Each pillow is unique and a work of both art and science.
Aviva has a lot going on and just recently introduced a line of outdoor pillows using her same signature process of pressing objects into fabric.
I am totally smitten with her and if you want to see more of her work you can check out her website Here.
Of course one of my first questions was “how do you do this?” but her lips are sealed and I can understand why.
What do you think? Aren’t her designs amazing?