a miniature world, inhabited by stylish ants

dusting : fortuny ants

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.

ant world

ant world

ant world

ant world

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.

tiny things

They even have ancestors.

ant ancestors

ant shoot

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.

interior design magazine


ann wood : fortuny ants

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