Meet the Beaumonts, fifth avenue’s most stylish anthropods.
To celebrate Fortuny’s 2016 Micromondo collection (which means micro–world in Italian) I created a miniature world of cosmopolitan, domestic bliss inhabited by sophisticated ants with a taste for midcentury furniture and modern art. They also really love christmas – that’s part 2.
The ants are 6 inches tall and made from the Micromondo collection. I made furniture, drapery etc. – everything a fully appointed ant penthouse needs – from the new wools, velvets and linens as well as many of the classic patterns – the blue and bronze above is one of my favorites. I also made ant art – I got super into the art making – and family portraits – lots of tiny details.
The apron is the corner of an antique handkerchief and the duster is a golf tee with shredded silk for feathers.
They even have ancestors.
More of this please! I so enjoyed making it and always love collaborating with the super creative Fortuny team – creative director – Mickey Riad photographed the little scenes beautifully.
You can find the ants in the Interior Design Fall Market issue. And, if you happen to be in Manhattan, on the 16th floor of the D&D building – in Fortuny’s holiday window.