Set Piece

In 2007 the studio was commissioned by the London based gallery 20ltd to create an exclusive piece of furniture in a limited edition. The result was a deconstruction of my own preferences. On first inspection it looks like a perfectly functional easy chair, impeccably handcrafted in white leather. But look a little further and its true excitement and originality is revealed.

On the one hand, “Set Piece” is minimalism taken to an ironic extreme; and on the other, it’s a study in construction, a revelation of what lies behind the polished exterior — reminiscent of a glimpse in the wings of a theatre or a movie set. Which is more beautiful, the finished “superficial” performance or the “honest” craft and engineering that permits the illusion?

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