If you follow any sort of pop culture-related topics, surely you’re aware that hip hop mogul and overall iconic artist, Drake, has recently revealed the inside of his luxurious mansion, a design project by the top interior designer Ferris Rafauli. For these over the top interiors, Ferris Rafauli used a plethora of luxury brands, but perhaps the most unique detail throughout the private home is the ode to old craftsmanship and the exquisite collection of collectable design pieces.
Design Limited Edition examined the house with the design guided sense that distinguishes us and discovered all the collectable design pieces Ferris Rafauli used in his unique project.
Brian Donnelly, the ex-Disney illustrator better known as KAWS, created his first vinyl toy in 1999: an eight-inch “Companion” whose round belly, noodly limbs, and white gloves immediately reminded viewers of the cartoons made famous by his former workplace. The limited-edition toy, produced in collaboration with the Japanese brand Bounty Hunter, reflected KAWS’s desire to make his collectable design more accessible to the public. When first released, these sculptures often sell out in just seconds. When the Museum of Modern Art promoted KAWS’s toys in its design store, collector demand was so high that the museum’s website crashed multiple times.
Each Erwan Boulloud creation represents the snapshot of history in ongoing evolution bearing the imprint of a perceptible movement. Works succeed each other, creating lines, junctions, crossings, disappearances and mutations. His creations are unique collectable design pieces or limited numbered series.
The functionality and use of handcrafted tools in the execution of the industrial design are trademarks of Fasanello furniture. His work combines the unmistakable Brazilian aesthetics and a distanced sophistication. The artist demonstrates unmatched ability to harmonize contrasts while seeking his technical knowledge of the materials to extract the best results from them. Nowadays, when modern design tends to quickly become obsolete, Ricardo Fasanello remains consistent and present, resisting the passage of time.
Probably the most talked-about collectable design piece on this Ferris Rafauli project is a bespoke concert grand piano by the venerable Austrian piano maker Bösendorfer designed in collaboration with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Drake’s extravagant Bösendorfer Concert Grand 280VC comes with Disklavier Enspire Technologie which plays music from the extensive Bösendorfer Library and in addition also records, edits and plays back the just recorded music.
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