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Art Nouveau Vitrine

Author: Виктория, March 19, 2018 в Uncategorized

Hinges are installed, time to show a vitrine.

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Art Nouveau Vitrine

Author: Виктория, March 12, 2018 в Uncategorized

I think this is one og the most challenging projects for me:

On the pic above the original item is on the right, on the left is a marquetry panel I was making (I had to change the layout and design of it later). The vitrine itself is pretty small (the width of the back panel is just 40mm, the thickness of the shelves is 1mm). I really like carved decoration and marquetry, of course. While I was modeling the vitrine I started reading quite an interesting article about Emile Galle, who was one of the most influlential artists in art nouveau movement. He was the one who invited Louis Majorelle to work for him (Majorelle was making brass and bronze furniture decorations, later he started making marquetry and furniture too).
I was disappointed and inspired at the same time while reading about Galle’s company. First of all, he was really good at organizing furniture and ceramics/glass manufacture process, his father was actually running pottery making business. Later Emile started producing furniture, he commissioned marquetry design and carving to the other artists, as well as metalwork. Only later he started making marquetry himself. Anyway, that was my disappointment, somehow I thought that he was producing it all by himself, but it turned out to be a dream team of artists. It’s pretty amazing, of course, but it was a surprise for me:)

Almost everything is ready for assembling the vitrine, I only need to make knife hinges for a door. For now, several photos of the process.

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Site update and some other news.

Author: Виктория, March 11, 2018 в Uncategorized

It’s been a while since my last post (besides, I was writing a lot in Russian only and was too lazy to translate the posts – you’d have to switch to Russian version and use Google translate or something to read all of it).
My life moved mostly to Instagram, more and more miniaturists migrate there (thank God, it’s not Vero!), so it seemed fun.
Besides, there were some things I didn’t like on my site, like a Gallery page, now it’s called Portfolio and it’s much more user-friendly now.
I also put the links to all my social media at the top of my site, and the name of the site changed too, by the way!
Anyways, I did a lot of work since Miniature Masterworks, still have a long list of commissions, and I shared a lot of pics on Instagram about it.
But it felt a bit sad to leave my diary as it was, I’ve been writing it since 2009 and there are more than 650 posts in both Russian and English, crazy, right?
So I decided to update a design a bit and start writing again.
I also started translating the old posts into English ( I need to translate about 200 of them! Ugh…)
Among other news – I have lots of commissions, here’s one of the latest – two Gustavian chairs. Very challenging process, but I loved every minute of it and learned a lot! Hope you’ll like it!

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New project, tuscan table with marquetry top

Author: Виктория, November 3, 2015 в Uncategorized

Almost in panic! Christmas festival is only one month away. And I only have time for one more item, this time it will be tuscan table. Lots of work here – carved legs with lots of details, turned parts, marquetry top, drawers… This table is kinda huge for me, legs are 7mm thick, quite unusual for me.

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Rococo revival settee

Author: Виктория, October 3, 2014 в Uncategorized

After almost three fantastic weeks on holiday I managed to get back to work and finish this rococo revival settee. I didn’t expect that upholstery would take so much time, but you’ll never know.

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Rococo Settee – WIP

Author: Виктория, August 19, 2014 в Uncategorized

Rococo Settee - WIP

Well, it’s almost done. Now I need to make an uphosltery. I covered the settee with paper so that it wouldn’t distract from the carving. Uphosltering should be fun – it’s very complicated form to me, but I’ll just have to do it. Carving itself was fun, though it was tricky sometimes to get all the parts together seamlessly.
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Carving, lots of it!

Author: Виктория, August 8, 2014 в Uncategorized

Wow, I thought it would be much more difficult to make it work! This settee is quite a challenge. The back is very interesting, so I had to figure out the workflow for it. Despite using 3d software I still needed to rely on my own measuring skills.

Now the fun part began – carving, lots and lots of it! I “finished” 2 parts, another 2 on the way. I hope that the next week will be all about upholstery, fingers crossed!

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Victorian Settee

Author: Виктория, July 29, 2014 в Commissions, Commissions, Commissions, Commissions, Commissions, Commissions, Commissions

It’s good to be back after such a long break!

It’s another commission for me. Quite complicated piece of furniture, but I hope to get through it. I’ll be using pear wood again, not steamed but I’d say “smoked” pear, it had a beautiful chocolate brown color. Btw, not cheap at all, but I like it even more than steamed one.

I started from the lower part of the settee, main frame and cabriole legs, lots of carving there!

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Art Nouveau Side Cabinets.

Author: Виктория, April 10, 2014 в WIP, WIP, WIP, WIP, WIP

Well, it’s finally time to make side cabinets for my art nouveau sofa. 🙂 Here it is:

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I don’t even remember why I didn’t make them, I started making carved panels, they are somewhere, in one of five huge boxes with scrap wood, hehe. I won’t waste my time on looking for them. It’s much easier to make new ones. Besides I had a very rough sketch in Google Sketchup, so I made a new one in Rhino. So far so good, I found quite good mahogany strips, though I still need to make lots of veneer, 2mm.

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Art nouveau Bed

Author: Виктория, March 27, 2014 в Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture

Art nouveau bed is finished. I really like the result. It looks quite old, just what I wanted to achieve with staining pearwood.

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