Kelly Wearstler teamed up with Dutch art collective Rotganzen and presented a special edition of “Quelle Fête”, with five melting disco balls, inspired by the city of Los Angeles. This collaboration is the introduction of the expansion of her studio e-commerce, which from now on, will feature the work of artists, craftspeople, and other creatives, alongside her regular furniture and lighting collection.
The collection was announced on Intragramas feeds, with the top interior designer, Kelly Wearstler standing atop a stack of wood shipping crates, each tagger with a spray-painted logo that reads “Rotganzen for Kelly Wearstler”. Released on October 14, the collectible design pieces are now available in Kelly Wearstler’s online store.
Working with all these artisans, you learn – and that’s the beauty of being a creative – It’s infinite, and you just keep expanding your mind and horizons and falling in love with new things.Kelly Wearstler, at AD
Kelly Wearstler discover Roteganzen’s melting disco balls three years ago, on Instagram, and instantly fall in love. She quickly bought a piece for her home, and then regularly choose the collective’s work into her projects. The collectible piece stands in her entry vestibule, and during parties, the American designer moves the amazing piece into the home’s buzzier areas as a conversation piece.
I am constantly curating, sourcing work from, and collaborating with artists and craftspeople for many of my projects. It is truly my passion. It is these artisans and their work that make my projects shine.
I’m thrilled to have the platform, to be the megaphone, for these artists to be seen and for people to feel comfortable and confident in bringing these works of art into their homes. I’m so grateful to all these artists because they make my projects sing.Kelly Wearstler
New collaborations are planned to unveil on the online shop, opening this platform to new horizons, expanding its reach through exclusive collaborations.
Five mosaic works were created for this exclusive collection, with Rotganzen’s unique mirrored surfaces and melted forms. These notable pieces evoke the city of Los Angeles, Kelly Wearstler’s home. There’s the wall-hung LA Women, the Tiffany Queen, the overlapping Sunset People, and the Cracked Actor. Each one of these designs will be available in limited editions of 10, except the smaller one, called Tiny Dancer, which will have 150.
When we were asked to design an exclusive series for Kelly, we wanted to stay true to the concept of “Quelle Fête”, which is that they are a playful representation and a melancholic reminder of the great glamour clubs of the 1970s and 1980s. We also wanted an homage to LA, Kelly’s hometown, and the city that inspired so many musicians. So, we designed five pieces based on music about LA. The leading soundtrack while designing became the track that captures LA so perfectly: Buddy Collette’s “Santa Monica”.Rotganzen’s artists