Saturday, 3 December 2016

Henry Swanzy

Bareppa Table by Henry Swanzy is immensely clever and stylish with five components it is very quick to assemble and is held together with tension. Henry Swanzy launched his studio in 2013, it is based in Falmouth after spending over 20 years creating bespoke furniture he now runs this design house making furniture using wood as its main component.

"My designs aspire to find elegance and beauty in both function and in material combinations. I love simple solutions that work in harmony with the materials. Every design goes through rigorous prototyping, with small modifications made with every developed version. Details are scrutinized and comfort and practicality assessed and tweaked until we reach what we feel is the perfect solution." Henry Swanzy

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Matthieu Marcola

Matthieu Marcola is a French artist and illustrator who sometimes takes two dimensional work into three dimensions creating sculptures and lamps from recycled wood. Mattieu's work is wonderfully inventive, creative and fun. 

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

George Peterson II

The aesthetic that George Peterson has is mind blowing. George started refashioning old skateboards and making them into almost tribal artifacts, beautiful reincarnations of the skateboards George himself loves to use. Here George has made an Maple platter and then painted it in this bold concentric design, and the base is just as beautiful as the top, visible, surface. George is a master of creating surface design and interest in wood effects that would be fantastic applied to furniture.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew's sculptures look as though they are created from found and salvaged materials, but they're not, they are new and all are carefully aged using a multitude of processes. Leonardo's works are like excavated layers of earth, they are assemblages that resemble archeological samples, time travel, sectional strata arranged to create contemplation and understanding.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Gerardo Feldstein

Gerardo Feldstein creates sculptures with exaggerated perspective and enlarged feet and hands, those body parts with which we connect with the world creating a scary hyper real expression of humanity. In the sculptures I have selected he has combined hands and feet with practical objects giving them a strained humanity of function.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Richard Dial II

In this series of chairs by Richard Dial, the titles all have the word comfort in them top to bottom:
'The Comfort Of The First Born' 1988
'The Comfort And Service My Daddy Brings To Our Household' 1988
'The Man Who Tried To Comfort Everybody' 1989, what a beautiful person Richard Dial must be to create such enigmatic charming furniture.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Richard Dial I

The Comfort of Moses and the Ten Commandments' by Richard Dial 1988 is a wonderful piece of folk art. I have never seen a chair that had so much character. Richard Dial was a machinist who went on to start a business designing and building wrought iron furniture and from this went on to create sculptural pieces.