Erin Sullivan’s Hex Bookends Speak Volumes

  • Photo by Ross Cisneros
    Photo by Ross Cisneros
  • Arianne Nardo

No fewer than three Brooklyn ateliers collaborated with the New York designer Erin Sullivan to create her striking handmade Hex bookends ($1,500 each, sold individually). From metal shop to woodworking studio to lacquer specialist, the pieces welcome each phase of creation like a new season.

A single hexagonal cell in white lacquer offers refuge for a polished brass honeycomb interior—one of nature’s most sophisticated (and sweet) architectural achievements. Organic, elemental forms are signatures of Sullivan’s work, as the artist is known for her contemplative approach to designing pieces with deeper meanings.

“Through the use of sacred geometry in my work, I am interested in calling one’s attention to the study of the purity and perfection of nature, as well as referencing the sanctity of a temple,” she explains.

Her Erin Sullivan Objects collection encompasses furnishings, such as tables, bookshelves, and stools, as well as hardware and tabletop accessories. Influenced by travel and her experiences with indigenous cultures, Sullivan also offers a line of decorative malas—the sets of beads traditionally used in prayer or meditation—that can be hung on the wall, as spiritual and aesthetic statements. (esobjects.com)

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