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A Closer Look: Diego Giacometti

Design Lines Ltd. Alberto Giacometti Walking Man, Head, Standing Woman  sculptures    

You may have heard of the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti, one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century (above).  But you may not have heard of his younger brother, Diego. 

 

Design Lines Ltd. Diego Giacometti Table Trees Animals Owl Console

The works of the two brothers bear a striking resemblance to each other, but while Giacometti is known for his sculptures, Diego is regarded for his decorative furniture.   Diego used the same material as his brother – bronze – to create delicate, elegant and whimsical objects ranging from chandeliers to tables.  His fascination with animals is tied to the mythological and dream-like world he imagined as a child.

Design Lines Ltd. Diego Giacometti Chandelier Interior De La Torre Design

I especially love Diego’s light fixtures and chandeliers.   This one makes an incredible statement as the centerpiece of a room by De La Torre Design.  Can you imagine a piece by Giacometti in your space?

-Robert

image 1: New York Times, image 2: Fine Art Inc., image 3: De La Torre Design

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