Plaster was the prized medium of some of the early 20th century’s most revered designers, among them Jean Michel Frank, Serge Roche and Giacometti. Today, celebrated plaster artisan Stephen Antonson, crowned the master of plaster by Architectural Digest, reintroduces the age-old medium to the interior design trade in his collection of furnishings, lighting and accessories.
Working out of his Brooklyn, New York atelier, Antonson creates every piece by hand. He paints plaster onto his designs in layers with a brush, then meticulously sculpts and sands it repeatedly to achieve objects of surreal beauty. A classically trained sculptor and painter, the engaging designer taps into his broad knowledge of these disciplines to inform his work. He has recently added bronze to his offerings. Antonson welcomes collaboration; he has worked with dozens of clients to create original one-of-a-kind, custom pieces.