Friday, 19 March 2010

Fairytale furniture: Studio Job, Frederickson Stallard, Tord Boontje, Sebastian Brajkovic, Niels van Eijk, Vincent Dubourg, Atelier van Leishout.

These are furniture pieces from an exhibition i saw about a year ago in the V&A; Telling Tales. As I mentioned before when I introduced pieces by fabulous designers represented by the David Gill Galleries I worked for as a part time assistant two years ago,  it has become apparent that more and more designers push the boundaries between art and design. It was interesting to see that there was a lot of furniture at this exhibition which I have seen before, at the gallery. Not only the final products as they were at the V&A, but the pieces in course of production. I have to say, contrary to what one might think, it is for most items a very difficult and long process,  a lot of experimentation on behalf of the artist/designer as well as the gallery representing him. Some items were going through a production of several years before they could create the first prototype.. As it often happens, the designer might have an amazing idea which looks amazing on paper and 3D, yet how to make it is a totally different question..

The first set of photos are pieces by Sebastian Brajkovic (represented by Carpenters Workshop). There is certainly a dark edge to his work of mutations, a bit of Chapman Brothers. The image following these is of a wardrobe made by Tord Boontje, a table by Vincent Dubourg, a seat by Atelier van Leishout and a table by Demakersvan/Jeroen Verhoeven.

Images from Dezeen.

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