Work by Austrian designer Robert Stadler is on show at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London in an exhibition entitled Bifurcations.
Pools & Pouf!
2004, five leather elements, dimensions variable, edition of 8
The three-dimensional Pools & Pouf! consists of several different sized leather elements positioned on the floor and fixed to the wall. Resembling pools of tar, the forms seem to have sporadically reproduced on the gallery plane. The enigmatic pieces upholstered in black leather allude to the conventional Chesterfield sofa yet through its deconstruction directly question the tradition of furniture. Stadler contemplates the idea of furniture as a parasite to the home, both seemingly co-dependant upon each other.