Modern simplicity if found throughout the works of Fort Standard. There is simplicity not only in the materials used but also in the shapes and construction. Form does meet function as the forms are exact and minimal while the functions are clear. Brass, stone, wood and marble are beautiful in their own natural state and Fort Standard utilizes that beauty wonderfully.
Today I took a look through WRIGHT’S upcoming Scandinavian Design auction. Yes, I know this is sort of a cop-out post because most of us dream about these pieces. I like that WRIGHT has some different angles in there photography. The auction is 20 November 2014 Noon. Here are some of my favorites.
FINN JUHL,rare settee, model NV-45
Designmuseum Danmark marks the 100-year anniversary of Hans Wegner with Just One Good Chair, opening on the 3rd of April 2014. I would love to see this exhibition but it is a little far away. “If only you could design just one good chair in your life . . . But you simply cannot.” Hans J. Wegner, 1952. He designed so many iconic chairs, all of this from one mind.
Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) was one of history’s most prolific designers. In 1949 he created the design that the Americans called ‘The Chair’. The perfect chair – but he continued designing new ones nonetheless, producing a total of over 500. He was referred to as ‘The King of Chairs’ – or just the ‘Chair Maker’. His furniture paved the way for Danish Design’s international breakthrough in the years after World War II, and he was to become a leading figure in Organic Modernism.
I am quite fascinated by these cracked resin and wood side tables by Andrianna Shamaris. I know they have a feel of glam but there is something natural and unnatural about them. The wood and cracked resin, which looks like crystal, feels like natural elements from the earth while the geometric precision cut shapes feel unnatural. Make sure you visit her site as she has an amazing body of work. These pieces are truly sculpture.
I have always loved the work of Paul McCobb. The only pieces I have owned of his were a set of four shovel chairs but sadly those are gone. While trolling Flickr I came across some stunning groupings of Paul’s work. Reform Gallery looks to have put together this amazing collection. There is something elegant and refined about the materials and design found in McCobb’s work. Thanks Jonathan for letting me share your photos!
KAPITAL, Italian marble and stone sculptures by Oeuffice design studio. I am going to call these amazing geometric puzzle like pieces of art, sculpture. I don’t know if they are stools or serve any other function than to just be amazing. The different textures and patterns found in the marble and stone paired with interlocking geometric parts create simple but intricate pieces.