A well made piece of furniture is functional for the purpose it serves. But can furniture be considered a work of art as well as a functional household item? OF COURSE IT CAN!! Take Chippendale furniture or the craftsman furniture as an example. Both of these styles are extremely collectible. They are collectible not only for their functionality, not only because they are solid and made to withhold the test of time, but because they are beautiful to look at. Details from dovetail joints to the finish; the grain of the wood and complex or simple structures are all details which make a functional household item into a piece of art.
Whether looking at his wall art paintings or his amazing modern home furnishings, Edgar Lamas is one of those craftsmen who takes a simple idea from functionality and transforms it into a stunning artistic statement.
Edgar’s works can span the range from brilliant sparkling Kandinsky style graphical multimedia paintings to colorful abstract pieces embellished with his unique hand metal work. In the area of design, it may be a decorative pedestal or a bar; a cabinet or a bookshelf. Either way, the work will always be a culmination of art, design and exceptional craftsmanship. Edgar Lamas has an extraordinary gift in bringing all these elements together into a bold artistic statement.
Edgar Lamas combines exotic woods with metal work (typically stainless steel), automotive grade paints, hand etching, and sometimes adds Swarovski crystals to his creations. I say creations because it’s almost insulting to call his work just art, furniture or cabinetry because it’s so much more.
Each of Edgar Lamas’ creations combine functionality with elegance. Engineering with design. It is art. It is furniture. It is creativity. It is a piece of beauty.
Edgar’s work is very limited in availability due to the high demand and extensive labor intensive nature of his work. Edgar’s works can therefore can be found exclusively at Hallmark Gallery in La Jolla, California.