Playing Favorites with John O'Hara | Chairish Exclusive
Chairish, the indispensable online marketplace for all things art and design, is featuring John O'Hara with an artist interview and showcase. We are thrilled to offer over 20 new works by John O'Hara exclusively on Chairish.
It is our passion to bring new life to vintage chairs. We restore iconic designs of the past to be loved and lived in today. Every piece that leaves our studio is distinctly one of a kind with both vintage character and a new look for modern living.
Shown Here: Kagan Style Armchairs Restored in Loro Piana Velvet.
Introducing Emily Buck
Based in London, British artist Emily Buck studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She majored in the ancient world which influenced her desire to rethink and create classical forms with a contemporary, sensual, and feminine aesthetic. Emily creates elegant and unique hand-built ceramic stoneware sculptures, embodying the Female. The works in this series are named and inspired by the Greek goddesses.
In October 2020, Emily has a solo exhibition as part of London Craft Week at celebrated fashion label Roksanda's flagship store in Mayfair. Forsyth is thrilled to be the first US gallery to represent Emily's beautiful work.
Bespoke Womb Chair and Ottoman in California Sheepskin
We have an incredible collection of vintage chairs and design icons waiting for a new life. Our up-cylced Womb Chairs, restored in beautiful California sheepskins, are some of our most popular designs.
John O'Hara Art
We are proud to be the exclusive gallery of John O’Hara (American, b. 1963). O'Hara is a self-taught artist from Saint Louis and is known for his large-scale decorative pieces. His medium of choice is encaustic—a mixture of pigments and beeswax and he allows the material to dictate color, line and texture. His work is included in both public and private collections around the world. Michael Kors selected O’Hara’s Tar series for his Milan, Paris, and New York showrooms and London flagship store designed by Pamela Meech. O’Hara’s Brands on Yellow is hanging in the lounge of Maison de Luz, the new luxury hotel by Atelier Ace and designed by AD 100 design firm Studio Shamshiri.
John O'Hara's Vinyl Series
What's your favorite song? O'Hara's Vinyl series are abstract representations of records. We love the way the texture of the encaustic creates a fluid motion almost as if the record was spinning on the wall. Songs and music are so intertwined with human emotion, memory, and life that these paintings make exceptional gifts for someone you love. Choose a song from his current collection or commission your favorite song.
Introducing Maggie Robertson
We fell in love with Maggie Robertson’s ceramics when we first saw them at a local art show. Each of her pieces is hand-built and hand-painted in classic blue and white, and each is one of a kind. The Country Gentleman collection, inspired by British linen tea towels and old English ceramic mugs, depict a picturesque pastoral world of English hunt scenes and countryside living. Cool, one-of-a-kind pieces that feel like beautiful heirlooms.
The Forsyth Editor's Desk
The design of our Editor’s Desk is based on an original copy editor's desk commonly used by newspaper and magazine editors. Back in the day, when copy editors at newspapers still worked with pencils and paper, copy desks were often horseshoe-shaped. Rank-and-file editors, also known as “rim men,” sat around the outside, while the editor sat in the “slot” or the center of the desk, so he could reach all the rim men to hand out stories. The unique shape allows for many design uses in your home – the perfect desk, a beautiful console or sofa table, a cool dining room buffet or bar. An instant classic.
The KULE x Forsyth Collection
Introducing a collection of timeless design icons restored by Forsyth with fabric designed by KULE. The collection includes an Eero Saarinen Womb Chair, Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe Brno chairs, and a George Nelson bench, all restored in custom fabric from a storied Italian mill.