New York City’s stone neck designs have been popping up in fashion houses for years, but it was the stone-necked look that made a name for itself when it first came to the spotlight last year.
“There was a certain type of architecture that was built around stone neck,” said Lisa Egan, curator at the Museum of Modern Art’s Fine Arts and Design division, in an interview.
“It was the look of the early 19th century, it was designed around the idea of a stone-skinned person who was not supposed to walk and not to be a part of the world.”
The design trend has grown to include more contemporary elements in the past few years, with designers such as Marc Jacobs and John Varvatos rethinking the stone design with a minimalist aesthetic.
Egan said the stone neck is still the most popular piece in her collections.
“There’s a lot of people out there who are into this kind of architecture,” she said.
“People love it for the way it looks, and it’s very much a contemporary style, and there are a lot more stone neckers in the city right now.”
Egan’s work is mostly contemporary, but she said she has found pieces that are also from the past, which could explain why some of the designs she has created are now being worn.
She said that in New York, people are looking for something that is timeless, like a piece that can stand the test of time.
If you have an object that you have owned for 10 years, and you go to the museum and see a piece of art that’s like, ‘Oh, that was this many years ago,’ you’re not going to have any sense of what that piece means, she said, adding that her work can also tell a story.
“I try to capture those moments where people are like, oh my god, that’s so cool, but then I go and see an old piece that is still here and you’re like, wow, that is so much more.”
Stone neck designs can range from a simple, simple piece that looks like a small-batch glass vase to a big-ticket piece that’s a work of art.
“In a lot the styles that I’m trying to do, I think that they are very contemporary,” Egan said.
“It’s not a look that you see on a lot in New Orleans or in the Caribbean, but people are really into this.
I don’t think you see that as a trend, but there’s a certain vibe that’s been created by the people who are designing these pieces.”
Stone necks have been seen in a number of fashion houses over the past two decades, but they haven’t been seen often in the public eye, until now.
Egan, who was a designer for about three years before she took over the role, said that the stone necks have had an impact on the way people dress.
People are more comfortable with it now, she explained, and people are going, ‘I’m going to wear this, I’m going do this, and I’m not going be embarrassed.’
“They’re doing it because they feel comfortable, and that’s the beauty of it,” she added.
For Egan and her staff, the focus of their work has always been to bring people into the world and be able to connect them to art, and to make it a little more accessible.
“When we first started, the first thing we did was we didn’t have a lot on the floor, and then we started working on the space, and we went from little pieces of furniture to full-size furniture,” she explained.
“We’ve had people come in from New York who were just wanting to see us, but were like, I want to be able, to have this, to be in the space.”
The biggest thing that we did is make it accessible.
People who are coming in for the first time, they’re not necessarily interested in the look that’s on the piece.
“Egan hopes to continue to bring this kind, timeless design to the public in the future.
While it’s been hard for her to find new projects that are as good as the ones she has, Egan is looking forward to seeing how the stone designs evolve over time.”
This is a really interesting time right now in the art world, because we’re seeing some of these pieces that were designed in the ’60s or ’70s come out, like Damien Hirst, and they’re all very different from each other, but I think they are kind of connected in the sense that they’re connected in their styles,” she joked.
There’s an element of nostalgia that comes with the stone style, but Egan also hopes to find a way to appeal to the younger generations of people who may not be familiar with the history of stone neck.”What we