Only Obelisks Designer Focus: Jorge Elias
Posted February 24, 2016 |
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I have loved discovering the Brazilian designer Jorge Elias. I first saw his work in Architectural Digest and now follow him on Instagram. He often uses obelisks!
We can start with a wonderful grouping of rock crystal obelisks. Much of the rock crystal comes from Brazil, so it makes sense that it might be a go-to material for the obelisks Elias uses in his designs. Besides, they work so well in any style décor.
This is such a great example of how rock crystal can pop in a room. This study is full of wood and is dark and moody – but the pair of rock crystal obelisks on the desk catch the light and stand out like a beacon!
Elias is not just using rock crystal for his obelisks. Here he uses to great effect a pair of green marble obelisks to flank the antique mirror and the contemporary sculpture. The obelisks act as another frame to the display, and add height to the console table’s tableau.
What a great way to enter a home through an entrance flanked by a pair of monumental stone obelisks. They add such grandeur so simply.
Jorge Elias clearly loves rock crystal obelisks. There is so much to like about them! They work perfectly with other decorative objects, making sculpture look better, or drawing the eye to a tableau gathered on a console table. I like them mixed with other obelisks. There is such wonderful contrast of materials and the ability to catch light. This mix of a pair of tall rock crystal obelisks and a smaller single brings out the detail in the handsome marble and brass tall obelisks. The marble has such wonderful veining with a color that enhances the brass bases.
If you look at the designs of Jorge Elias you will begin to notice how his use of obelisks enhances the other decorations around them. This vase of flowers just wouldn’t look as special if it didn’t have this pair of marble obelisks framing it!