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Sean Martorana
Embellished Ikea LEIFARNE | Chairs by Sean Martorana
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Embellished Ikea LEIFARNE - Chairs

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When I was asked to collaborate with Herman Miller by embellishing an Eames Shell Armchair, I wanted to test and practice on a piece that was similar in material. The coworking community I belong to, Indy Hall in Philadelphia, had a bunch of these stacked up. They gladly donated one of their chairs for me to work on.

The paint took perfectly with the very first brush strokes and I fell into a beautiful flow.

As I was painting this, I was thinking about how many different iterations of the molded plastic shell chair there is out there. And this one of Ikea's great versions.

When design has great impact the idea can travel beyond generations with great designers using the original as inspiration for iterations to be reinterpreted for lifetimes.


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Sean Martorana
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Sean Martorana captures nature’s imperfect beauty, delivering sophisticated interior designs that stimulate the senses.

Art & Design for Interiors / Wall Hanging Treatment / Wallpaper / Textile Floral Prints / Pillows
Sean Martorana’s artwork and designs transform familiar subjects into conceptual representations, coursing with the energy and emotion that lies beneath the surface of everything he sees. By deconstructing the physical existence of figures, florals, and fauna, he reveals the power and spirit that connects all things and beings.
With a base in drawing, painting, and design, the possible applications of Sean’s work are myriad, as he continually experiments with new subjects and mediums in his bold, iconic style. Sean’s work graces two-dimensional surfaces, hand-painted murals, fashion collaborations, large-scale multi-media installations and interior surface designs with his textile collections. His work has been shown in galleries, restaurants, hotels, on the street, and in homes.
What motivates Sean to keep moving forward is knowing the powerful effect that art and design can have on people. He continues to spread his artistic energy through personal pieces, commissions, and collaborations with artists in various creative fields.