Matte Stephens: Favorite Things
A few of my favorite things: Matte Stephens
These little wooden eggs designed by Alexander Girard. They just make me smile :D
This is of a detail from George Nelson's China shop Pattern on a vintage Boltabest tray. It was designed by Irving Harper I have had the pleasure of getting to spend time with him at his home in New York and learning a lot about design from him over the last few years. This tray always makes me think of him.
This photo sums up the last 15 years of my life. I love design although my paintings are not industrial design it has been a source of inspiration for me for as far back as I can remember. I think I just love the feeling something that is really well designed has.
The 1955/56 Herman Miller catalog. A wonderful book that was very illusive.
Our home Vivienne and I love being at home and working at home so having inspiring things to look at makes it fun. We have always liked the idea that modern doesn't have to be cold and uncomfortable. Actual we just really love knickknacks way too much.
I'm inspired by everything in my life from our cats and Vivienne to collecting movies and knickknacks. It has always been important to me to make paintings that feel like my life feels, happy... - Matte
(images: matte stephens)