Diane Paparo Studio - Frusterio Design

Check out the Diane Paparo Studio website www.dpstudiousa.com and you will be in for a treat. With her “contemporary twist on classic aesthetics,” a piece from the Diane Paparo collection will never be ordinary. I spent a great deal of time perusing her website after I mentioned her Tt & Viv Ottomans in a past post (check out that article HERE). The uniqueness of these great items inspired me to find out what else Diane is offering. I was in for a surprise. Not only does she have some wonderful furniture pieces, but she has the most surprising and unexpected array of linens that I have seen. With their fun pops of color and non-repeating, asymmetric patterns, they are sure to be the highlight of any bedroom suite. She also offers a great collection of fun and stylish rugs.

But don’t let my assesment be the measure. Let me share what design community is saying about Diane Paparo Studio.

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Two Unique Tables by Diane Paparo Studio Depict Two Ends of Their Product Spectrum

Sculptural Artistry Unifies the Otto and Cascade Tables – One is Environmentally Modern and the Other Offers Traditional Versatility

New York, N.Y., December 2, 2008 – Former artist turned interior designer, Diane Paparo, launched the product arm of her interior design firm at ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) this past May.  Dp studio is enjoying a growing reputation for luxury products with a contemporary twist on classic aesthetics.  Both the Otto Table and the Cascade Tables, though very different, are representative of Paparo’s eye for thoughtful functionality.

The Otto Table is an 18” high oval shape with triangular legs.  When flipped, it converts from upholstered ottoman to table with ribbon mahogany inset.  Upholstered top can be customized with any fabric.  Otto Table is also available as a non-flip high-top table.

The Cascade Table is constructed of curly maple, recycled or scavenged from naturally fallen trees.  This console table features both natural and finished edges, with one ultra-clear glass leg.  Each piece will be uniquely different dependant upon the character of the individual wood slab.

Dps includes three home furnishing lines:  custom furniture, rugs and linens.  View all products at www.dpstudiousa.com.

Diane Paparo’s Cutting-Edge Bed and Bath Linens
Push the Custom Envelope for Casa Del Bianco

Asymmetric Cross-Stick Caelum Pattern is Representative
of Paparo’s Ultra Contemporary Styling

New York, N.Y., August 20, 2008 – Casa Del Bianco vamps up their couture linen offerings with a full line of sheets and towels designed by Diane Paparo.  With five Paparo patterns currently licensed for sale (the sixth will be available January 2009), the very contemporary, Caelum design is as unusual as linen design gets.   The design is a random placement of “stick-like” lines in a pattern that never repeats on each piece or from one ensemble piece to the other, but all come together to form a magnificent whole.

Diane Paparo’s penchant for conceiving bedding and towel patterns – not as a finishing touch, but as an integral part of her projects is the cornerstone of her linen collection.  Given Casa Del Bianco’s unique partnership with the mill in Italy, they alone have the capability to satisfy her design requests (particularly the difficult non-repeat patterns) and were a natural choice for manufacturing and licensing Paparo’s creations.  The partnership stretches linens and customization to the max.

Both the Caleum bedding and towel sets are available in 12 colorways, varying from primary to subtle combinations, though custom requests are available.  Caelum bedding is manufactured with custom thread count for fitted and top sheet. Towel options include everything from wash cloths to floor mats.  All towels are embellished with piping to match the terry and embroidery, with an atypical square bath sheet.

Diane Paparo Studio Generates Excitement with Three New Home Furnishings Lines
Unexpected Artistry & Use of Mixed Materials Unite all Three
New York, NY (June 17, 2008)  Diane Paparo officially debuted her custom rug, furniture and bedding collections at the prestigious 2008 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).
Schooled as an artist and trained as an interior designer, Diane Paparo creates home furnishings that are functional sculptures defined by extraordinary detail, craftsmanship and mixed materials.  Every product manufactured through Diane Paparo Studio (DPS) reflects the designer’s artistic vision and passion for innovation.  Paparo cleverly works in geometric relationships and unusual color accents, infusing an element of surprise into each piece.  Though markedly modern in feel and material, each of the three lines – hand-knotted and tufted rugs, luxury Italian linens and bespoke furniture – is designed to be passed down for generations.
Dedicated to producing timeless design with minimal environmental impact, Diane and her company employ an embedded, second-nature approach towards sustainability through their exacting choice of sources and suppliers.  Their mission is to provide customers with beautiful, high quality design without compromising the health and future of our planet.
All three collections may be viewed by visiting  HYPERLINK “http://www.dpstudiousa.com” www.dpstudiousa.com.  Products may be purchased through DPS with the exception of the linen collection which is sold exclusively through Casa Del Bianco (HYPERLINK “http://www.casadelbianco.com“www.casadelbianco.com).
DPS Furniture
The DPS furniture collection is completely American made.  Pieces include seating (chairs, benches, chaises, ottomans), casegoods (armoires, entertainment units, cabinets) and tables.  A pairing of exotic zebra wood and ink blue upholstery is punctuated with unexpected accents of silver inlay in the Tt & Viv Triangle Ottoman.  The Concave Armoire is offered in several lacquer colors of Aniline-dyed sycamore that combines with white satin lacquer paneled doors.
DPS Rugs
DPS manufactures hand-knotted and hand-tufted rugs that can be ordered in a variety of sizes.  Diane applies the same sculptural design approach by incorporating multi-level tufting, multi-color arrays in multiple materials.  Notable is the hand-tufted Lotus rug design in wool, constructed in 3 levels.  Lotus has a bold, asymmetric floral pattern in cut pile that sits higher in the foreground and is juxtaposed against an irregular, looped honeycomb in the background.  Available in 4 colorways.
DPS Linens
The DPS custom linen collection starts with a foundation of the finest Egyptian cottons, woven and finished in Italy for her bedding and towels.  The line is embellished with coordinated, yet asymmetric, embroidery patterns that form a unified composition on the made bed or when arranged in the bath.

Diane Paparo Studio Backgrounder

DPS collections are founded on the principles of classic design married to luxury materials, intricate detailing and high functionality. The studio produces home furnishings that appeal to those who possess the eye of a collector and a taste for fine living.  Because each piece is made-to-order, each piece has the aura of an original, a one-of-a-kind.  Like art, each shares the elements of good design.
Painterly Composition:  Paparo achieves an asymmetry that’s always in balance.  Elements that first seem asymmetrical come into perfect balance as a composition.  Her quest for the perfect composition often pushes the limits of available technology evidenced in her unique decorative embroidery techniques for her couture linens.
Structural Continuity: Paparo doesn’t really “build” her furnishings in a traditional way.  She shapes them.  Underneath it all, instead of a grid, there is always something sinuous, sculptural.  Her furniture’s flat surfaces are often slightly curved.  Her damask linen patterns advance and recede in eddying swirls.  Wall treatments are fluid.  Her rugs are works of deftly layered patterns, textures and color.
Material Interest:  Admired for her ability to mix diverse elements in beautiful ways in her interior design work, Paparo’s home furnishings offer the same rich mixture of material – from stainless steel with exotic woods to nubby wools laced with supple silks. The designer has a way of making complex combinations artfully simple.
About Diane Paparo
Having received an Associate of Arts degree in Fine Arts, Summa Cum Laude, from Keystone College (where she currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees) and a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, Cum Laude, from Syracuse University, Paparo established her New York City-based design firm in 1982.  Diane Paparo sits on the Board of the Everhart Museum in Scranton, PA and is a member of the Woman’s Business Enterprise National Council.  Interior design projects have appeared in numerous magazines and hard cover books.  Diane Paparo is an Allied Member of ASID.   Diane Paparo Associates can be accessed on the internet at  HYPERLINK “http://www.paparo.com” www.paparo.com.

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