Viewing ancient art is an awe-inspiring practical experience. But whilst this is usually reserved for viewing ruins in museums, Sebastian Errazuriz finds ways of incorporating these historic masterpieces into modern-day residing. The New York-centered designer generates exquisite furniture models inspired by classical artwork from historical Greece and the Roman empire, seamlessly melding the earlier with the current.
The ongoing collection is titled Antiquities and combines legendary figurative sculptures with tables, bookcases, espresso tables, and far more. Every of these special pieces capabilities representations of classical artwork when preserving a innovative and practical design. “I use technologies to ‘steal’ classical sculptures I have revered due to the fact childhood,” Errazuriz claims. “Claim their designs as raw product to create my new works. It really is an act of gluttony and lust to proper that which belongs to the sacred planet of the arts and use it freely in an exploration of its boundaries inside the realm of the functional and the mundane.”
In the scenario of the Frieze Console, for instance, Errazuriz 3D-scanned well known artwork held in museums before digitally manipulating them and re-casting the layout in marble. Whilst this piece resembles an historic relief from the exterior, it actually features as a doing the job console with 4 cupboard doors and six drawers. In the same way, the Antiquity Bookshelf characteristics an assortment of properly-known sculptures, like The Winged Victory of Samothrace and Laocoön and His Sons, designed into a minimalist construction of numerous cabinets.
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