B. Pila Design Creative Director Gabriela Noelle and New York-based photographer Javier Gomez collaborated on a series of limited-edition acrylic end tables featuring images from the photographer’s Floral Fractalis series.
Javier Gomez and B. Pila Design Mandala Tables
Creative Director Gabriela Noelle of B. Pila Design collaborated with New York-based photographer, Javier Gomez, to design a collection of limited edition end tables that combine their love of color and the intrinsic patters found within nature.
“This collaboration is about celebrating nature through soulful interpretations.” – Javier Gomez
The Mandala tables are created by printing the photographer’s Flora Fractal images on duraclear film and mounting the image between sheets of acrylic.
“Our inspirations and philosophies are uncannily aligned, applied in different, yet such complementary mediums,” says Principal Bea Pila of the partnership. “It was incredible to embark on this creative process with Javier to add a cultural quality to our furnishings and a usability to his photographic art.”
Four pieces from Noelle’s Flower Child line were curated to display works from Gomez’s Flora Fractalis series.
Envisioned during a trip to the Kingdom of Buthan in the Himalayas, Gomez arranged bouquets of orchids, branches and other botanicals then sliced the photographs in repetition to form his interpretation of the sacred mandala symbol. Mandala Tables encapsulate twelve of these series’ pieces via acrylic table tops anchored in an X-shaped base.
Noelle also applied additional designs to her swings, including single-seat, bench, and circular options.
“I instantly connected to the soulful interpretations and clean inventiveness of Bea and Gabi,” says Gomez. “Our mutual love of acrylic was further prognosis that we work together to ‘frame’ two of my favorite series in a new way.”
“These pieces are all about celebrating the vibrancy of nature,” says Noelle of the Floral Fractalis fusion. “The kaleidoscope-like arrangements and bold color combinations add a sophisticated whimsy and wonder directly in line with Flower Child’s philosophy of reconnecting to our inner youthfulness.”
Prices range $475 – $13,000 and can be viewed at the B. Pila Design retail showroom, Wynwood Lab, and Javier Gomez Home. Additional releases from the artist/designer trio can be expected throughout the year. For more information, visit www.bpilabespoke.com
More about Gabriela Noelle: Gabriela Noelle strives to see the world through a child’s eyes, as if for the first time, in awe of all its beauty and greatness. Her work conjures the curious and playful essence of our inner youth, though through upscale versions for the now sophisticated adult. Noelle is most known for her use of acrylic, where she plays with layering for ever-changing effects in color and light, as well as uses it as a sleek foundation to her more organic works interweaving leather, feathers, geodes, and crystals. For more information, visit http://www.gabrielanoelle.com/
More about Javier Gomez: Javier Gomez is an artist and photographer based in New York that has become known for photographing urban architecture and organic objects in a surreal and abstract way. His work is sought after by notable collectors and clientele, including Hilary Swank, Bill Clinton, Pelé, Dr. Phil, Colin Cowie, as well as renowned brands such as BVLGARI, FENDI Casa, ISETAN, among others. Most recently some of those works have been taken out of the frame and into Home decor, JG home launched the fall of 2015 will carry Linens, furniture, rugs and lamps created by the artist with his unique and luxurious touch. For more information, visit www.javiergomezphotography.com.
More about B. Pila Design: Miami-based B. Pila Design elevates living by enhancing spaces with beauty, function and inspiration. A full-service team provides interior architecture, space planning, and design to clients across the United States, the Central and South Americas, and the Caribbean. Located in the eclectic design neighborhood of Coconut Grove, the studio is also home to Artistic Lifestyle, a retail showroom highlighting B. Pila collections, as well as other carefully curated furnishings and accessories of favorite designers representing all corners of the world. For more information, visit www.bpiladesign.com.
The Javier Gomez and B. Pila Design Mandala Tables were unveiled at the prestigious Maison & Objet Americas fair (held May 9-12 in Florida) and are currently featured in the Roche Bobois store in NYC.