John O'Hara: Decks
Over a year in the making, Decks is a mixed media series combining O'Hara's favorite medium, encaustic wax, as the backdrop and base for art-edition skate decks. The skate decks, screen-printed with contemporary art by Warhol, Basquiat, Haring, and more, are float mounted onto board. With a nod to pop art and street art, each board is painted to complement the decks that sit atop.
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: Hans Wegner Lounge and Ottoman in California Sheepskin.
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 Best-Selling Vinyl Paintings | What's your favorite song?
O'Hara's Vinyl paintings are the coolest piece of art you could hang on your wall. It's our best-selling art and no wonder! We love the way the texture of the encaustic creates a fluid motion almost as if the record was spinning on the wall. It's not only aesthetically cool and great looking but emotional. Songs are so personal making a John O'Hara vinyl painting the greatest gift you could give someone you love. Rock on!
About the Brand
Forsyth, founded by sisters Maggie and Annie Genovese and artist John O’Hara, is a Saint Louis based gallery and retail studio presenting design, contemporary art, and a curated collection of luxury lifestyle goods from around the world.
New In | Checkerboard Rugs
The Forsyth search for the coolest checkerboard rug is over. Our beautiful wool and jute checkerboard rugs are expertly handwoven in Jaipur, India. The checkerboard pattern and neutral off black & natural coloring are chic and sophisticated with a hint of bohemian cool. The flat weave is perfect for layering or on its own. Available in a a variety of sizes and colors.
Introducing Works by Warhol, Motherwell, Lichtenstein, and more
Discover our collection of important contemporary art.
Upcycled Womb Chairs
It is our passion to bring new life to old pieces. We like to consider what we do a form of recycling, but of course, in a most luxurious manner. We restore iconic designs of the past to be loved and enjoyed for generations. Our upcycled Womb Chairs are some of our most popular designs. “Eero Saarinen designed the groundbreaking Womb Chair at Florence Knoll's request for ‘a chair that was like a basket full of pillows - something she could really curl up in.’ This mid-century classic supports countless positions and offers a comforting oasis of calm hence the name.” —Knoll.
The Womb Chair is a design icon with comfort at its core. We take that to the next level. After undergoing a complete restoration from the frame out, each seat and back cushion gets 100% feather fill for that perfect sink-into, enveloping feeling. With beautiful finishes like sheepskin, boucle, and cowhide, our bespoke Womb Chairs are worth designing a room around.
New Work by Matt Eddmenson
Artist Matt Eddmenson draws from a range of influences and sources for his practice, including Cowboy Comics, Pop Art, and the work of Cy Twombly. His works are gatherings and reconfigurations of American imagery and iconography, commonly featuring cowboys, skulls, and rodeo horses. He also incorporates images from the golden age of comics and tattoo culture.
Introducing Fourth Street, Luxury Home Objects
Fourth Street is a New Zealand-based home collection founded by Rukaiya Daud. We love Fourth Street's beautiful objects and home accessories and how they convey a true sense of artistry and craftsmanship with an emphasis on material and form.
Introducing Saved NY Cashmere Blankets
We first met Sean McNanney, founder of Saved NY, at the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York a few years ago. His luxurious cashmere throws, handmade in Mongolia, have been on our mind ever since. We are so thrilled to finally offer a curated collection of the beautiful blankets on Forsyth. Seriously, any one of these will become your new favorite. They are works of art and just the softest, coziest cashmere ever.
New Work by 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 had a solo exhibition as part of London Craft Week at celebrated fashion label Roksanda's flagship store in Mayfair. And in July 2021, Emily was featured in British Vogue. Forsyth is thrilled to be the first US gallery to represent Emily's beautiful work.
Introducing Gropius Lamps
We are happy to introduce Gropius Lamps, the Madrid-based lighting studio, to our growing collection of things we love. Beautifully handmade with fabric shades and lacquered wood bases, these fun and colorful lamps will make your room sing.
New Work by 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.
Introducing Campbell-Rey Glassware
We have long been fans of Campbell-Rey, the London based design studio and creative consultancy founded by Duncan Campbell and Charlotte Rey in 2014. The incredible duo wear many hats in the creative world from designing stunning interiors to working with high end clients like Bulgari and Bentley to curating a Christie's sale. When they began their obvious dive into project design, we wanted to jump on board. Their beautiful tabletop collection featuring glassware handmade in Venice is colorful, modern, fun, and playful. Right up our alley.
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.