New Bella for Summer 2016 (Part 3)
We’re very proud to bring you six new collections ranging from tiny cross-stitch cuties to hand-painted artistry with a few very useful and sellable stops in between. We’ve also added some new products to a couple of existing lines. Here’s part three of our four part introductory posts.
The Stanley Works company has been cranking out quality hand tools since 1847, so chances are you’ve all worked with a Stanley at one time or another. They’ve been there for you when you needed to change your oil, level a picture or open all those cardboard boxes. These trusted tools end up hanging around workshops for a long time gathering texture and patinas that have inspired our four hand-finished tones. From the garage grey of artfully caked grease on a cement floor, the unique teal of oxidized rust and abstract tone of raw rusted corton steel; Stanley finds art amidst the grunge of a mechanic’s workshop.
Made in Italy on finger-joined pine, Stanley comes in an exaggerated deep cap, a steep modern angle and a textured floater profile. Stanley frames are perfectly “tooled” to frame memorabilia from Route 66 but can also be sophisticated enough to travel Fifth Avenue or Rodeo Drive.
"My paintings' surfaces are expansive and push outward in all directions; or their surfaces contract and rush inward in all directions. Between these two poles, you can find everything I want to say.” – Mark Rothko
Labeled by the modern art world as a great abstractionist and colorist, Mark Rothko considered his “multiform” paintings to be expressions of basic human emotions. Bella has given homage to Rothko’s color-blending style with this new collection. Each individual stick of our Rothko is entirely hand-painted by a female artist in a small studio in Italy on finger-joined pine. The two angled profiles catch the light to best show off the variation in the blended monochromatic color schemes. Our Rothko’s look great on all modern art and photography, mid-century collectibles and children’s masterpieces.