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ART + DECORATION M aking its debut at Design Miami, t h e S w e l l Wave Shelf is the fi rst piece in Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades collection designed by an American designer. The shelves — made of undulating, smoothly polished oak — appear to fl oat; initially designed to hang from the ceiling, it now includes a freestanding shelving unit. Designer Andrew Kudless uses a system of aluminum rods, hidden beneath leather straps, to create the illusion of weightlessness. It's an elegant solution — and a beautifully made piece of furniture. Currently based in San Francisco, Kudless recently accepted a position at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design and will be moving to Houston for the start of the new semester. Steven Hempel D esigner Ray Booth, a partner in McAlpine, has an architectural approach to interiors that has garnered him recognition in such top magazines as Elle Decor, Veranda, and Architectural Digest. A frequent judge for the PaperCity Design Awards, he's planting even deeper roots in Texas with a new collection for Dallas-based Art eriors. The Ray Booth Collection for Arteriors showcases his love of ancient and modern forms and incorporates a passion for pairing artisan materials such as ceramic, wood, steel, iron, and stone. The 44-piece group includes eight lighting designs that feature an aged-bronze fi nish, a classically inspired bronze- metal Amphora vase and mixed- media Mod Short vases that combines sculptural ceramic a n d o a k f o r m s . Furniture options keep it simple with the highly architectural Tuck bench and ottoman in steel, wood, and linen. Ray Booth Collection for Arteriors, $275 to $4,040, at Arteriors, 1413 Dragon St., Rebecca Sherman FORM AND FUNCTION NEW WAVE I talian architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) might not be a household name, but her infl uence in the world of architecture, design, and publishing has been felt for decades. One of the few women in a fi eld dominated by men, she worked with architect and designer Gio Ponti in the early 1940s in Milan, where she was also deputy editor of Ponti's magazine, Domus. Bardi opened her own architecture fi rm in 1942, at age 28, but relocated to South America after her studio was destroyed by bombs during WWII. It was in Brazil that Bardi's creative genius took root: She and her journalist husband, Pietro Maria Bardi, co-founded the infl uential art magazine Habitat, and in 1951, she designed and built her own home there, Casa de Vidro (Glass House), celebrated for its early use of concrete and glass. The house is now a museum and institute of study. In 1957, Bo Bardi established and began designing the São Paulo Museum of Art, which she later ran. She also designed cutting-edge furniture. Her most famous contribution is the 1951 Bowl chair, an adjustable semispherical form resting on a metallic ring and four legs — but the design was never introduced to the public. Bo Bardi's brilliance in art and design wasn't publicly recognized until after her death in 1992, when she was described by British architecture critic Rowan Moore as "the most underrated architect of the 20th century." Working closely with Bo Bardi's foundation, Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi, the Italian design fi rm Arper has reissued the Bowl chair in a limited edition of 500, including a black-leather edition and a fabric version in seven colors. Lina Bo Bardi Bowl chair by Arper, at Scott & Cooner. Rebecca Sherman INFLUENCE WOMAN OF Andrew Kudless Swell Wave Shelf, for Louis Vuitton Objets Nomade, here and below Ray Booth Lino Bo Bardi limited- edition Bowl chair Ray Booth Collection for Arteriors Ray Booth Mod vases, $405 to $535

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