Monday, June 16, 2008

Decorative Ironwork

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If you look closely at this wild ironwork fence you will notice its inspiration from natural forms of plants and blossoms. The flower finials seem to glow from within and are made of colorful glass or resin. It's a distinctive piece of work adorning the outdoor seating at Peet's Coffee & Tea on 34th and Fremont Ave. Unexpected design elements like this are to be expected in a neighborhood with a bent for artistic expression.

This just in: The artists that created this fence are Anna Sher & Rodman Miller.

12 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I left a long comment and lost it. I am in too much arthritic pain to re do it now. LOL

Jules said...

This is very attractive.

Nice to catch up with all your posts!!!

Bruce said...

WOW! That is truly a work of art!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful ironwork. I must learn to take photos like this. MB

Chuck Pefley said...

Kim, this railing is one of my favorites and I stop and marvel over it's art and design each time I go to Peet's for coffee. Great angle you've chosen, too.

Your Dutch Bike post is wonderful! I need to stop by there and check out that conference bike. Never knew it existed, and it looks like many other interesting designs are available there as well. Good to know there are alternatives to my scooter if gas keeps going up :)

Have a great week! ~Chuck

jadeejf said...

This is one of my favorite pieces of public art in my neighborhood! Thanks for sharing :)

Knoxville Girl said...

Very impressive - I think it's the addition of the glass that makes it unique.

Noah said...

Any idea who did this piece of art? Jim at Home & Garden Art on 85th and 11th NW has done great work like this for my back yard...

Maya said...

I love how the colorful bits are entwined in the ironwork!

Louis la Vache said...

Beautiful ironwork, not unlike the famous ironwork and signs by Hector Guimard adorning the Paris Métro.

Here's some trivia: Peet's was founded in 1966. When Starbucks opened their first store in 1986 - they bought their coffee from Peet's!

On a different topic, the opposite of Chuck Pefley's Vespa is this!"

("Louis" hopes this doesn't constitute 'comment spam'! That isn't his intent!)

Amy Ellis said...

I love this photo! I've never really noticed the detail on this railing until I saw this. Clearly a result of my stumbling into Peet's in serious need of caffeine!

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