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.