In the interior design world, we call the harmony between people and nature “organic.”
It all started in 1941, when the Museum of Modern Art in New York put on a legendary show entitled: “Organic Design in Home Furnishings.” This is when the world was first introduced to work of Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen.
Today, when you combine nature and art, you get Sekoya Originals by Luis Marquez.
Luis is a friend of mine and has created a truly unique place for himself in the art the world.
Originally from Colombia, he’s a thoughtful man who now works from his studio just outside of Austin, Texas.
He discovered his creative side after meeting other talented artists and designers. He’s developed his own niche by combining glass and iron into furniture, lighting, mirrors, and beautiful candlesticks so skillfully made you can hardly stop yourself from reaching out to touch them.
Luis loves creating with iron because of its long-lasting and non-toxic properties.
All his iron pieces are hand-forged and hand-bent in order to transform this hard metal into light and lyrical designs. Once he has created an ironwork, he seals it and applies black paint. His plentiful metal pieces are one-of-a-kind and truly stand the test of time.
He gets a twinkle in his eye when he discusses the unlimited possibilities of making dimensional-art pieces from a flat section of iron – it’s just lovely!
He also enjoys working with recycled glass, and his unique ability to combine the two mediums has made his beautiful tables recognizable in certain circles. His glass and iron console and foyer tables look organic but have an almost dressy feel.
His candlesticks will amaze you too! Their delicate look contradicts their very hefty weight.
And last but not least, his floor and table lamps are made with natural materials, while the shades are handmade paper are created by Luis’ wife, Loren.
When Luis isn’t traveling to art shows or working in his studio, his favorite pastime is reading a good book and spending time with his wife and son.
We ran into each other recently and it was great to catch up!
Luis is a truly talented artist and I’m forever proud to share his talents in the homes of my clients.