This Love Note goes to —

— furniture designer Maria Pergay.

I first discovered Maria Pergay’s work through Suzanne Demish at Demish Danant a wonderful gallery owned by Suzanne in Greenwich Village not far from my home there. Completely in awe of Maria Pergay and her furniture designs in steel, so strong and yet so beautiful, I had to know more about her.

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Maria Pergay began her career in the mid 1950’s in France at a time when furniture design was dominated by men. Maria initially worked with a variety of materials but stainless steel furniture is what she has become most renowned for. She describes what was then a new material source “as precious as the most precious wood”. Her first collection included chairs (her ring chair being the most recognizable) as well as benches in the shape of waves. Stainless steel became her favorite material and she continued to use it for her designs throughout the 1970’s.

My husband and I are lucky enough to own a coffee table made by Maria. The table is round with two pie shaped wedges that when separated from the round become triangular stools complete with upholstered cushions. The design is simply brilliant!

THINGS I SEE X OUT IN THE WORLD

#strongbutbeautiful

Are you one of us?

 

Shelfist: noun [shel-fist]
 
def: one (such as you or us) who is obsessed with cool things on shelves.

Lots of amazing NEW at The Flat.

NEW PLACE, NEW SPACE X THE FLAT

#vintagemeetsbrandnew

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little shop of FAB - part 2

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Rip off the paper. Throw open the door. TODAY we open in our new space—

42 Railroad Place, Westport.

So much NEW for you. And for me.

TUESDAY 9.12.17 at 11 am.

See you there.

FAB-PLUS-PLUS X THE FLAT

#newseasonnewspace

little Shop of fab...

....IS GETTING BIGGER. IN EARLY SEPTEMBER, THE FLAT OPENS IN OUR NEW, EXPANDED SPACE AT 42 RAILROAD PLACE, WESTPORT, CT.

 ALWAYS look up. Cool front, new space. 

ALWAYS look up. Cool front, new space. 

WE'LL BE CLOSED FOR AUGUST — WHILE WE FIX UP THE NEW DIGS. IF YOU NEED ANYTHING AT THAT TIME, WE ARE JUST A PHONE CALL OR EMAIL AWAY hello@theflatwestport.com

 

MORE FABULOUSNESS X THE FLAT

#biggerisbetter

RIPPED FROM THE PAGES

WE LOVE PRINT + ARE BIG DESIGN MAGAZINE READERS. WHAT WE ARE NOTICING — WE'RE SEEING "OUR STYLE" EVERYWHERE

the truest LOVE letters

WE NEEDED A SIGN. BUT WE DIDN'T WANT ANY KIND OF ORDINARY SIGN. WE WANTED ONE WHERE WE COULD SAY WHAT WE FEEL. WHAT WE REALLY FEEL. AND CHANGE IT A LOT. WE KNEW WE MIGHT NEED A LOT OF LETTERS.

CREATION, INSPIRATION and CRAFT

A LOVE FOR FOUND OBJECTS - ONCE A PART OF A WHOLE, PERHAPS DISCARDED, BUT READY FOR A SECOND LIFE - INSPIRES BROOKLYN'S MARIE ROLDAN'S HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY DESIGNS —  SAINT MART NYC

A Swedish Idyll

HOLMQUIST, ONE OF THE FEW WOMEN DESIGNERS WORKING IN THE 1950'S WANTED TO CREATE DESIGNS FOR THE MODERN HOME WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT SHORT-LIVED TRENDS. HOW TIMELESS HER APPROACH HAS BEEN.

Modern Manners

BECAUSE WE THINK IT'S NICE TO BE NICE.