Saturday, 12 February 2011

Taxidermy too far


Taxidermy still seems to be high on the trend barometer.  Many of the stands I saw at Maison et Objet featured taxidermy as part of their decorative displays, but there were more specialists there than I felt comfortable with.  Indeed it didn’t just stop at the stuffing of animals, I saw A LOT of fur. It decorated armchairs and sofas both casually as throws and as decorative detailing. I even saw fur rugs. For many fur isn’t a big deal but I’d love to believe they were all really good faux fur but that just wasn’t the case. Not surprisingly these stands weren’t too happy about me taking pictures.

I understand that taxidermy isn't new and is ingrained with many cultures and has been for centuries. 

It's just not my cup of tea.




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