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duly noted: mattia bonetti.

duly noted: mattia bonetti.

If you want to elicit a collective swoon from the Luxe editorial staff, all you have to do is mention Mattia Bonetti. And luckily, the Paris-based artist’s exhibition of new works is on display now at designer Michael S. Smith’s recently opened, West Hollywood art furniture gallery, Duke & Duke. Bonetti’s pieces—like the Broken Pearl Necklace desk above, with its sumptuous string of gold-and-chrome-plated brass baubles—offer an effortlessly chic yet whimsical appeal. His ability to juxtapose materials while employing traditional techniques blurs the lines between contemporary art and design, resulting in sophisticated, sculptural works that are both beautiful and functional. If you’re in Southern California, be sure to stop by the gallery through September 7 to peruse an array of Bonetti’s pieces. We’ve already got our smelling salts handy.

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