The futuristic Hex Chair is the limited edition piece by British-born, Hong Kong-based Michael Young. It’s made from die cast aluminum in a complex, lost wax gravity injection process performed by Chinese engineers and will be displayed at Design Miami from November 30th to December 4th by Swedish gallery Modernity.
During this yearâ€™s Design Miami/Basel, Nucleo presented their latest collection called Presenze, with these “caramelized” chairs being part of it. The 5×5 cubes are casted in epoxy resin and are assembled by hand.
From the designers:
“The Presenze collection is a testimony of past lives, the evolution of obsolete objects. The glories of the nineteenth-century baroque structures has been re-designed into minimalistic shapes, given a strong characteristic from its material, resin.
A game of presence and absence, of lightness and weight, challenging the law of gravity. The balance is made even more precarious by the milkiness of the resin, permeable to light. Itâ€™s a fascination for the transition, from liquid to solid, from past to presence.”
Found via design-milk.com
Design Miami 08: here are some photos of the HSBC Private Bank lounge designed by Humberto and Fernando Campana for Design Miami earlier this month.
Julia Krantz at R 20th Century
Design Miami 08: New York gallery R 20th Century exhibited furniture by Brazil-based designer Julia Krantz at Design Miami last week.
At Design Miami next week, Dutch designers Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets of Studio Job will exhibit a collection of furniture decorated with marquetry at New York gallery Moss.