Walking into the new solo show of David Wiseman at R & Company Gallery, entitled ‘Wilderness and Ornament,’ is like walking into an intricate wonderland full of opulence and fantasy. The 33-year old Los-Angeles-based designer has made his name with reviving the very essence of the traditional decorative arts, working with porcelain, silver, brass, and bronze in a way nobody has worked before. A graduate from RISD, Wiseman is occupied with creating objects, architectural elements, and such installations as the one he did for the Christian Dior boutique on West 57th Street in New York. His is the world of nature, where bronze branches evolved into chandeliers, porcelain buds hiding in ceiling fixtures, and fragile quatrefoils are woven into textiles. Ornamentation is his main tool in creating this complete environment at R & Company’s space, and in reviving some of the most intriguing chapters in the history of decorative arts.