Momentum collection by Fredrikson Stallard features a series of pieces including these two sofa designs named Species 1 and Species 2. Species, made out of polyurethane, glass fibre and polyester, is a study in evolution. The pieces are amorphous structures, elements of sculpted mass, chaotic energy, finished in shades of red and purple.
Using pieces of discarded junk, Katie Thompson recreates a unique, recycled range of furniture, each piece infused with its own previous character but with a new function. By blending South African craftsmanship, with high end finishes, Thompson creates an original end product with a new integrity that epitomizes the very best of South African design.
Korean sculptor Lila Jang has created surreal versions of 18th-century French furniture. Tables, chairs, desks, and stools are transformed from ordinary to extraordinary. Living in a tiny Parisian apartment, Jang found joy in escaping monotony by bending furniture into shape so these could fit into the tiny space.
Says Jang, “My work represents who and where we are as human beings: in the midpoint of that constant struggle between reality and the ideal.”
The collection, titled “rough sketch products” was created by art student Daigo Fukawa for his Senior thesis at Tokyo University. Chairs, sofas and stools, seem like messy doodles and sketches magically popped up off the paper but they are actually formed out of arranged wire.
Aby & Gael II
Michel Haillard‘s pieces are creations of barogue design, both exotic and paradoxical. Haillard combines the naturalness of his raw materials, horns or teeth of various origins, leopard, crocodile, and zebra skins having already delighted several generations of hunters, with an unfettered imagination and an obvious nostalgia for pomp and irony.