Plinths are of course not novel in exhibiting decorative arts; museums, galleries and stately spaces have long used these as platforms for displaying busts, antiques and sculptures.
However, in recent months, more and more plinths are cropping up everywhere: from the homes of designers and creatives, to interior staging for mainstream retailers such as CB2 and Restoration Hardware.
Why has the plinth in the domestic setting, become ubiquitous of late?
Perhaps it is a minimalist answer to showcasing the on-trend sculptures and studio ceramics that are making an appearance in so many aesthetes’ homes?
Or perhaps we are all just missing gallery and museum visits during Covid-19 lockdown? Whatever the case, the plinth is, after all, an unimposing way to get your decorative arts, even floral arrangements, front and center.
Below we’ve shared some inspiring interiors that use plinths at home.
A fluted black marble plinth in the living room of one of Anthology Studio’s designs
The library of the Silva residence features a custom plinth to display a natural sculpture: a floral arrangement. Also featured in the space are a Michael Anastassiades pendant lamp, a coffee table and daybed of Machada and Muñoz’s own design and a sculptural wooden chair by Anacleto Spazzapan. The work above the fireplace is by Antonio Saura. Image Courtesy of Introspective Magazine, 1st Dibs.
Another art-filled room by Muñoz in Pedraza, Spain. A simple plinth here sits next to the fireplace and features a sculpture encased in an acrylic display.
A tall plinth is used in this living room designed by Alyssa Kapito. Image Courtesy of Architectural Digest.
A cube-like plinth displays an abstract piece in this living room. Image Courtesy of Dan Arnold via Kelly Behun Studio.
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