Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2009
On the heels of an article in Interior Design magazine entitled "Furniture Talent," Philip Nimmo has been commissioned by Saks Fifth Avenue to produce an artistic center table that the Los Angeles Times likened to "a sculptural piece that echoes Alexander Calder." Nimmo also recently completed eight Giacometti-style floor lamps for the newly remodeled Crowne Plaza in Manhattan.
Philip Nimmo is a tour de force in the world of iron, with highly sought after collections of fire screens, lighting, furniture, hardware and ornamental ironwork and a star-studded roster of clients for his interior design services that includes Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jim Carrey, Jaclyn Smith, Oscar award-winning musician Randy Newman and the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach.
In seven years Nimmo's Ironworks line has catapulted from a half dozen fire screens to a full body of work that can be seen in a variety of high-end residential environments, and it is finding its way into commercial settings and hotels from the United States to Dubai. His travels, his endless browsing of books and publications, and his own collecting of paintings, sculpture and other works of art have served as a well of inspiration. Each Ironworks piece can be customized by size and finish and is available in a range of materials. Ironworks pieces are one of a kind, not only for the patterns that Nimmo creates, but also the inventive use of unique materials, such as horn, mica, glass, acrylic, and semi-precious stones.
While his Ironworks collection flourishes, Nimmo continues his career as an interior designer, working with movie industry powerhouses as well as business magnates, such as Stephen Cloobeck of Diamond Resorts International. Nimmo has completed numerous projects ranging from beachfront Malibu and Laguna Beach properties to Bel Air mansions.
Nimmo's work has garnered national attention, with articles in Interior Design, Elle Decor, Traditional Home, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Robb Report, Western Interiors & Design and C magazine, and he has spoken about his craft at illustrated presentations in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The influences seen in his iron designs are varied and reflect his travels, reading and eye for great design. Interior Design noted, "While his work evokes a blend of Piet Mondrian and Alberto Giacometti with its chunky forms and regimented geometrics, it was vintage bangles and pendants that inspired the Ramona fire screen … and the Bauhaus-esque Quadro takes a different turn."
Nimmo, who studied business at the University of Southern California, began his interior design business in 1992. With clients collecting blue chip contemporary artworks by Picasso, de Kooning, Kandinsky and many other painters of the 20th century, Nimmo has had the chance to work with prized canvases and create stunning interiors. One of Nimmo's talents is his ability to create interiors that are comfortable, beautiful and functional, yet display a level of panache so that "power clients can demonstrate who they are," he says. "Their living space, their office at home, is a status symbol, more important than the cars they drive."
The offices of Philip Nimmo Ironworks are located in an open loft space off of the upscale Melrose Place, rubbing shoulders with Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera. Nimmo utilizes his atelier for gatherings, dinners and art shows.
For further information regarding Philip Nimmo & Company please visit http://www.philipnimmodesign.com.
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