Like most sculptures in the South + English collection, Isola is based on an antique find presently residing in S+E co-founders’ (Palmer Smith and David Ebbetts) own home. Entirely made-over, the original piece was cast in bronze. The sense of form and motion captured in S+E’s makeover is also decidedly fresh. S+E opted for their prized Sculptor White finish and placed Isola on a Lucite base.
South + English (Palmer Smith and David Ebbetts, respectively) are avid art collectors and count sculpture among their most prized possessions. In fact, South told Luxe Magazine, “If the house were on fire, art would be the first thing out.” S+E has lovingly created a collection of sculpture inspired by their world travels. Nearly every piece in the collection has an inspirational antecedent, and the original lives in one of S+E’s residences.