Flattened Thonet by Pablo Reinoso
The Huge Sudeley Bench by Pablo Reinoso, especially commissioned for this amazing exhibition.
From the catalog:
As impressive in scale and ambition as its name suggests, Huge Sudeley Bench was commissioned especially for the Sotheby’s at Sudeley Castle exhibition. It represents the first time that Reinoso has worked on this monumental scale, overseeing a team of foundry technicians who employed hydraulic machinery to manipulate lengths of steel girder into exuberant and free flowing forms. Reinoso refers to this process as ‘breathing sculpture’, referencing the manner in which Calder adapted his mobiles while at the same time acknowledging its architectural properties. Commenting on his early training as a sculptor, Reinoso has stated his will to go beyond prescribed boundaries, ‘boundaries you need to know but you don’t need to respect’. Huge Sudeley Bench was created in three individual sections and treated with black autobody paint, a decision made to ensure that future generations could refresh its surfaces and appreciate the work in the pristine state it first left the foundry. It also sees the introduction of Reinoso’s new artist’s monogram which he intends to apply to all his future creations.
Sotheby’s has teamed up with London Based carpenters workshop gallery and organized an outdoor sales exposition in the magnificent garden of Sudeley Castle in the Cotswolds (UK). Many chairs and benches are featured until August 1, 2010.
Sotheby’s has teamed up with London Based carpenters workshop gallery and organized an outdoor sales exposition in the magnificent garden of Sudeley Castle in the Cotswolds (UK). Many chairs and benches are featured until August 1, 2010. Stay tuned!
Pablo Reinoso’s Spaghetti Corten is used for one of the exhibition’s banners.
Born in 1955 in Buenos Aires, Pablo Reinoso has lived and worked in Paris since the late 1970s, establishing a successful career as a Product Designer with a broad repertoire that includes furniture, lighting and jewellery design. His portfolio features numerous design projects for the packaging of luxury consumer goods, including perfume, cosmetics, wines and spirits. Reinoso’s commercial practice has developed in harmony with his artistic Å“uvre;. he began producing innovative and playful furniture designs in the 90s and has since become renowned for his dramatic re-interpretations of ubiquitous and often overlooked objects. The breathtakingly eloquent Spaghetti series focuses on the humble public bench, transforming its rigidly parallel wooden slats into a network of meandering tendrils. Spaghetti Corten., exhibited for the first time at Sudeley, is a new variation on this iconic theme with adjoining sections of teak and Cor-Ten steel. In this work organic and fabricated materials exist in a symbiotic relationship, inviting contrasts between their variable textures and surface patination.
Not published about Argentinean designer Pablo Reinoso for a very long long time. Again a designer with much to much flash in his site in my humble opinion. It took me some time to peel this photo from its multiple layer flash file, but I succeeded.
Spaghetti Bench by Pablo Reinoso