Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Speaking of Pop Art

Remember when Domino featured a makeover of Andy Warhol's famous Factory loft? Well not the actual loft, but they used it for inspiration for an industrial space. The tin foil walls, milk crates and paint cans were only the beginning of Warhol's utilitarian style.

Clockwise from top left: Party at the Factory in 1965 by Fred W. McDarrah; Warhol seated 1964 by Billy Name; Warhol on his couch by John Naar 1967; Edie Sedgwick in 1965 by Billy Name.

The Factory served as a workspace as well as party central for Warhol and his friends. Domino updated the sexy mod-minimalist style by keeping the the silver and white scheme with glossy lacquer floors, metallic silver walls and shiny cabinets. The kidney shaped sofa is an ode to Warhol's favorite lounging spot.
If you ever have the chance to visit Pittsburgh, be sure to check out the Warhol Museum. They have a vast collection of Warhol's as well as Basquiat and special exhibitions. It's been years since I have been there but it was very akin to what the Factory probably felt like.

1 comment:

maison21 said...

when i was a kid, i dreamed of living of living in loft that looked just like the factory. i also dreamed of being a cool heroin addict while living there. gotta reach for the stars, ya know?