- Art & Design
In the recently released spring edition of Imagicasa, you could already read about Belgian antique dealer Boris Devis of Goldwood by Boris' love for beautiful mid-century pieces. Some of those designs, from Pierre Jeanneret's beloved Office Cane Chairs to Mario Bellini's Camaleonda sofa, can now also be found in our online Imagicasa webshop. We are therefore only too happy to introduce them.
In the interview we did with Devis for our print magazine, he already explained what often attracts him in a design. Above all, his feelings play an important role in the selection. ‘If a piece has a real soul and uniqueness, you feel it and immediately get excited about it,’ he told us. He does not have a set style, though he does strive to keep the range fresh and innovative at all times. ‘Now, for example, I am a big fan of artisan design, pieces that artists make themselves in a studio. I love seeing the hand of the creative reflected in the work. It is interesting to see what a craftsman can do with a particular material. I also notice that the sustainable aspect of design is becoming increasingly important.’ Some of the pieces from Goldwood's range can now also be found in our online Imagicasa shop. A first design that could not be missing is an olive-green Camaleonda sofa by Mario Bellini from 1970. It is one of the pieces the design enthusiast specialises in. ‘I can clearly remember the first time I saw that sofa. It was rare to find them here. I have not really experienced that feeling later with other pieces,’ he said. Another impressive sofa is designer Hans Hopfer's 1974 Dromedaire Sectional Sofa for Roche Bobois. The model in Pierre Frey wool has a striking geometry and a natural tactility. Other designs that are part of the range are some timeless chairs by Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret from the 1950s. Mainly their simple shapes and strong materials stand out.
'I can clearly remember the first time I saw the Camaleonda sofa'
In the online shop, you will also find some beautiful tables. One is the Eros Round Marble Dining Table by Angelo Mangiarotti from the 1970s, a fine example of postmodern design. The architectural design has a sturdy, stable appearance. The Florence Knoll Burgundy Marble Dining Table from the 1960s, with a solid burgundy table top, also makes use of marble. It is supported by a steel base with four staggered legs. The same design is also available with a dark green marble table top.
The pieces mentioned above are just some of the unique designs that can quickly become a part of your interior. Boris Devis' love for vintage design can be felt immediately in his offerings and we are obviously happy to bring them to our readers. Photography by Michael Smits