The Graffiti Newspapers Barstool in the ÆTHR collection.
HIGH POINT – Nathan Anthony Furniture, a custom upholstery manufacturer, has minted NFTs (non-fungible tokens) for its new cryptocurrency inspired ÆTHR furniture collection, which debuted at this week’s High Point Market in its Interhall showroom. space IH-602.
At the intersection of design, art and technology, Creative Director and founder of Nathan Anthony Tina Nicole, designed the new ÆTHR collection in collaboration with multimedia artist, Sahara Novotna. The new collection includes dining chairs, counter stools, barstools and accent tables, each showcasing a signature resin artwork, handmade by Novotna herself. Produced to order in Los Angeles, the crypto collection is sold exclusively through Nathan Anthony Furniture.
For ÆTHR, each chair and barstool features Italian wool boucle, and Novotna incorporated 24K gold bitcoin, shredded $100 bills from the U.S. mint and hand applied gold leaf, graffiti paint and resin to the wood panels.
In addition, the art-meets-furniture designs will be sold as NFTs through the OpenSea marketplace, a popular NFT marketplace that provides users an easy way to transfer, search for, view and purchase NFTs.
“You can make dreams come true in the Metaverse,” said Novotna. “It is not too early to be getting involved with it, and soon enough we will all be living our daily lives through it.”
Novotna will also be participating in a two-day live art installation in Nathan Anthony’s showroom, April 2-3, from 1-3 p.m. each day.