Every now and then, I’m struck by something different when doing an everyday activity. I discovered PIE Studio through one of my Linkedin groups’ discussions, where we were all introducing ourselves. I clicked on the link and was pleasantly taken by surprise. It happened to be Earth Day, so the index to PIE’s (Product Import Export) site was very appropriate and I thought clever, and even humorous.
This persuaded me to peruse their site. I was intrigued by what I found. Some of their furniture made from waterhyacynth, rattan, lian, bamboo, synthetic, aluminum, steel and even vinyl got my attention. Bannavis Andrew Sribyatta is the brainchild behind the designs. He’s based in Miami. With extensive experience in design and the credentials. His philosophy is “to explore the ultimate concept of “Living Space” in relation to the complexity of nature.”
They’ve even done projects for Nobu in Los Angeles and their designs are in the Cooper Hewitt Museum — all one of a kind and signed pieces. Very cool, custom and artistic.
So cool that I did an interactive styleboard with their products and Casart coverings backgrounds to post on Slipcovers for you Walls blog.
Here’s one, pairing our faux Satinwood wallcovering with two different styles of PIE chairs and mixing natural textures with contemporary styling.
NOTICE & DISCLAIMER: I wanted to insert several pictures above for this post but for some reason the image uploader no longer displayed the photos, so without being able to troubleshoot the cause, I upgraded my WordPress. I had to do this manually, because there was not an automatic upgrade for outdated versions. This took 6 hours!! Surprisingly, the site survived and looks fine, but I can no longer write posts in visual mode, which allows me to edit without having to use HTML code, which I do not understand. I’m trying to resolve the issue through the Wordress forum but it may take a while. Please bear with me as this is all the more frustrating for me.