transplastic – exhibition of recent work by the campana brothers

recent work by the campana brothers 5 june – 10 august 2007 albion gallery, london the transplastic series tells a fictional story: in a world made of plastic and synthetic matter, a fertile ground is laid for transgenic creations. natural fibres recover the plastic as in an immunological response: nature grows from the plastic and overpowers it. this collection encapsulates many concepts explored throughout the campana’s trajectory; revisiting material clashes with a more mature approach. it refers back to the premise, used in 2000 with the ‘shark chair’, to challenge contrasts: of nature and plastic, cold and warm, textured and smooth surfaces. at the end of 2005, the preceding years of research evolved in an organic fashion by transforming into a collection of 31 prototypes that are to be displayed for the first time at albion gallery in london.

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Rian Stool by SemiGood

Seattle based Semigood Design pointed us to their danish inspired cantilever Rian Stool, which is as understated and quirky as their name. Producing custom made pieces for almost a decade, Semigood are committed to sustainability, crafting their furniture from wood considered to be the most abundant hardwood in the States and sourced from FSC certified forests in the Mid-West and North East.

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Chaise by Harri Koskinen

Chaise by Harri Koskinen

Harri Koskinen's latest project is a chaise longue made from splint, a thin strip of natural untreated wood used by Finnish masters for centuries to make different-size baskets and containers for carrying and storing things. The material is identified with summers spent in Finland picking berries, mushrooms and shopping at local good markets. The chaise is part of a current exhibition Fennofolk – New Nordic Oddity, at the Design Museum in Helsinki. The exhibition features 80 Finnish artists and designers were invited to analyze Finnish culture from a fresh perspective. Fennofolk – New Nordic Oddity June 11 – September 28, 2008 Design Museum Korkeavuorenkatu 23 Helsinki, Finland

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Marc Newson Wicker Chair at Christie's NYC

Marc Newson Wicker Chair
Marc Newson Wicker Chair
Photo thanks to Christie’s

Finally the fourth and last Newson chair that is for sale at Christie’s: A wicker chair.


Lot Number 0114 Sale Number 1950
Lot Title MARC NEWSON (b. 1963)
Estimate 12,000 – 18,000 U.S. dollars
Lot Description MARC NEWSON (b. 1963)
A Wicker and Steel Chair, 1990
for Idée
30 in. (76.2 cm.) high

Update: It fetched $11,250

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