For its inaugural show of 2012 gallery kreo presents “Tandem” - A free association of furniture and objects.
This is not a rhetorical demonstration, but a play of association, pairs: either literal, conceptual or empirical, which shines a new light on existing works.
Nine couples or “tandem” formed by affinity, analogy, or chosen for their apparent contradiction - all sharing a radical approach to design.
From the gallery:
The "Bandeau Mural" by Martin Van Severen and the "Cork" bench by Martin Szekely
A formal complicity. Two parallelepipeds open and close, both support and contain: a books- helf/console and a bench/storage
But the two pieces are produced in contradicting materials: one in aluminum, an industrial composite and the other in cork of natural essence.
The "Frozen Cabinet" by Wieki Somers and the "Whippett Bench" by RADI designers
Frozen images, in the literal and imagined sense. The Frozen Cabinet, is caught in ice.
The Whippett like an extruded image,
The "Back Pack Sofa" by Hella Jongerius and the "Roches" by Erwan et Ronan Bouroullec
A dream, or an invitation to travel.
The sofa composed of intricate and eclectic elements: yoga mat, embroidered cushions, storage box, stool....
Bookshelves that spring from the wall...inspired by a trip in Corsica, memories of rocks and beaches.
"T2" by Martin Szekely and the carpet "PC2" by Pierre Charpin
Where verticality and horizontality conflict.
One being the shadow of the other.
A bookshelf in 4G aluminum, known to be used in aeronautical engineering, with an extre- mely thin structure (5mm).
A carpet, from which colors unfold, as though stretched to their limits.
The "Cow Bench" by Julia Lohmann and the "Hanger" by Naoto Fukasawa
Paradox, confrontation of complexity and simplicity.
An atypical bench, in the shape of a sleeping cow, covered in a skin bearing the trace of its existence. The piece also has a name « Erica » and a passport!
A coat hanger reduced to its utmost simple expression: nails to a wall, in the manner of on site installation.