Thursday, February 28, 2008

Robert Kuo at Gump's

Gump's is the legendary San Francisco destination for luxury gifts, jewelry and home decor. Basically, it's where happy people shop. And yes, I mean "happy" in the monetary sense. And it also happens to be where I am currently employed as a graphic designer. Beyond all of the over-priced gifts, furniture, china and crystal, Gump's offers a wide assortment of unique pieces from artisans and designers around the world. One of my favorite collections at Gump's is by the artist Robert Kuo. This evening Robert Kuo will be presenting his 2008 collection of decorative objects and furniture (I love when we get to have cocktail parties! Definite perk to working here!). Robert Kuo's pieces blend ancient techniques with a modern sensibility. He uses a wide range of materials such as copper, crystal, colored lacquer, bronze and more. But my favorite pieces are the over-sized lacquer fruits and vegetables (featured above). Unfortunately, photographs don't do his work any justice, but if you happen to be in San Francisco this evening swing by Gump's for a truly magnificent show. And a maybe a glass or two of wine...

1 comment:

ASM said...

well that sounds fun...i'm there!