While working with Architectural Digest, we wanted show that antiques are meant to do more than just look nice in a home. Below is our conversation with Architectural Digest:
“I collaborated with photographer Carlos Eric Lopez, who wanted to create a set with the mood of David Fincher's movie Fight Club,” says Lee Stanton, the shop owner. “We came up with the color palette and furnishings that would work best to express a metaphoric story that, rather than expressing the struggle between two major characters, expressed the struggle between ourselves and the environment we live in.”
Antiques actually fit right into the EMA’s mission to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the environment. “In addition to beauty and character, antiques offer a quality, long-lasting, sustainable alternative to disposable pieces today,” Stanton explains. He counts many celebrities as clients, who come to him in search of pieces rich in history. “It is rewarding to help them as they seek beauty in their personal spaces with a vision for beauty on a grander scale in the world,” he says. Read on to see some of the event’s biggest names posing with Stanton’s gorgeous antiques, all of which are for sale at his store.
“The globe was so appropriate for Jaden Smith,” Stanton says. “Since the world is made up of 70 percent water, the globe illustrates Jaden's world and his fight for it today.”