Catching the next wave

17:14 05 March in News, Thoughts

'Wave' wallpaper by Katie Ridder

‘Wave’ wallpaper by Katie Ridder

 

Over the past six months, A-Gent of Style started noticing around him the ancient Asian pattern of the wave and also fish scales. Suddenly, these two scalloped designs seem to appear everywhere before him and A-Gent soon realised they were ubiquitous – in shops or restaurants,  in the streets, in fashion, design and home magazines, online of course and many other appearances. What turned into a game of ‘spot-the-pretty-fish-scales-pattern’ almost ended up in an obsession and even hallucinations.

This is a compilation of all the images and photographs A-Gent of Style has accumulated featuring waves and fish scales in all their various shapes and representations.

Now, you too might start noticing them everywhere…..Will you catch the bug!?

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard in Jean-Paul Gaultier, Oscars, 2008

 

Jarrod Lim Koi Chair

Jarrod Lim’s ‘Koi’ Chair

 

'Pot Pourri' Wallpaper by Neisha Crossland

‘Pot Pourri’ wallpaper by Neisha Crosland

Le 1947 restaurant by Yannick Alléno, Le Cheval Blanc, Courchevel

Le 1947 restaurant by Yannick Alléno, Le Cheval Blanc, Courchevel

Owl lantern by Soane

‘Owl’ lantern by Soane

 

Korla’s Grand Kyoto Koi

Korla’s ‘Grand Kyoto Koi’

 

Mountains tile by Ann Sacks

 

Ashanti by Fortuny

 

Piccadilly Circus tube station, Glasshouse Street exit

Gate at Piccadilly Circus tube station, Glasshouse Street exit

 

'Easton' fabric by Dvid Hicks, 1968

‘Easton’ fabric by David Hicks, 1968

 

Danish cabinet by Julian Chichester (as seen at Decorex 2013)

Danish cabinet by Julian Chichester (as seen at Decorex 2013)

 

'Fish Scales' shower curtain by Jonathan Adler

 

'Caducee' clock by Jean Dunand, 1913 , estimate €100,000-120,000 at Felix Marcilhac auction, Sotheby's http://bit.ly/1dvv2Hl

‘Caducee’ clock by Jean Dunand, 1913 , estimate €100,000-120,000 at Felix Marcilhac auction, Sotheby’s, 11-12 March 2014 http://bit.ly/1dvv2Hl

 

Fiona Campbell-Walter in Dior, 1955

 

 

Koi Dining Table

 

Nippon wallpaper by Mimou

 

 

Cole & Son feather fan wallpaper

 

'Acid Drops' hand-blown glass lights by Curiosa&Curiosa

 

 

Gaston Blood Orange wastebasket

 

By Atelier XJC

 

'Chou Chou' wallpaper by Sister Parish

 

Haveli Pollen tile by Neisha Crosland

 

By India Mahdavi

 

Kyle Bunting Cow Hide Rug

 

Tate Britain by Caruso St. John

 

Diane Von Furstenberg S/S14

 

Piccolino Mosaic Fishscale tile by Ann Sacks

 

The Musket Room by Alexander Waterworth Interiors

'Mountains' linen by Galbraith & Paul

Grille behind a till at House & Fraser, London

 

Loto Glace leather hide by Studio Art

 

Arch in Midnight by Clay McLaurin Studio

 

Mosaic floor at the Fitzwilliam Musuem, Cambridge

Silk screening

 

 

 

Dinner plate by Jonathan Adler

 

'Mermaid' mirror by Tse Tse

 

Penhaligon's at House & Fraser, London

 

Shagreen cabinet by Maitland Smith

 

Potomak Studio

 

Leather goods by Faure Le Page

 

The Mayfair Arts Club

 

Holland & Sherry new quilted fabric (as seen at Paris Deco Off 2013)

 

TL Furniture brass and marble table

 

Bed linen by Jonathan Adler

 

Ann Sacks tile

 

Wash Porcelain Lamp by Arturo

 

Cafe Pinson, Paris

 

'Demi' wallpaper by Harlequin

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 'Ecailles argent by Le Manach

‘Ecailles argent by Le Manach

le Manach's 'Ecailles' (as seen at Paris Deco Off 2014)

Le Manach’s ‘Ecailles’ (as seen at Paris Deco Off 2014)

Dinner setting by Miles Redd

Dinner setting by Miles Redd

Urban Outfitters rug

Urban Outfitters rug

Australian Aboriginal design

Australian Aboriginal design

Coordonne tiles

‘Coordonne’ tiles

Hartmann Risler et Cie (Rixheim), 1800

Hartmann Risler et Cie (Rixheim), 1800


Gents at The Zedel restuarant, London

Gents at The Zedel restaurant, London



Finally, a shelf at home with some of A-Gent of Style‘s favourite packaging.
Not strictly waves or fish scales, more of an (Art Deco) fan shape this time
but that’s another blog post!

Author: Interior Designer Fabrice Bana, founder and editor of A-Gent of Style




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