There is an unrivaled strength of expression in a space with high contrast, an elegance through subtlety of shadow, that one can only achieve in black and white. The transition from sleek black lacquer to bright white stone is invigorating, and the impact of pattern in monochrome is essential.
Here are a few of our favorite black and white images!
Shomei Tomatsu (b. 1930), Prostitute, 1958, Gelatin silver print.
Women in Paris vanity table, designed by Matteo Cibic for Scarlet Splendour. Made in India from teak and plywood with hand-inlaid resin.
Image Courtesy of Artemest
Tim Walker (b. 1970), Fei Fei Sun & Xiao Wen Ju, December 2014.
Image Courtesy of Vogue (China).
Piero Fornasetti & Gio Ponti (b. 1913-1988), Untitled, 1950, Hand-painted secretary, 89” X 38”
Jean Dunand (b. 1877-1942), Deco Ovoid Lacquered Vase, 1925, brass and lacquer, 8″H
Image Courtesy of 1stdibs.com
Mark Grotjahn (b. 1968), Black and White Butterfly 330, 2004, colored pencil on paper, 17″ X 14″
Image Courtesy of Phillips
Solange, Rectangular Black and White Hypnotic Rug, 100% Wool. Made to order.
Image Courtesy of Solange