erotic sculptures made from tuscan marble used once by michaelangelo
dec 30, 2012
erotic sculptures made from tuscan marble used once by michaelangelo


erotic sculptures made from tuscan marble used once by michaelangelo
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discovered by michaelangelo and excavated by the medici family in the 16th century, the quarries near serravezza in italy
have provided american designer betony vernon with exotic marble to complete erotic sculptures for KAMA: sex & design.
using a scalpel to craft her work, the artist ultimately conceives ‘origin chair’, a monumental 2.8 meter tall seating object - 
presented as a celebration of man, woman, and the sexual union.

 

the exhibition, which investigates the relationship between eros & design and how sexuality incorporates itself into the
medium of knowledge is held at the trienniale di milano until march 10, 2013 alongside eight other international designers –
andrea branzi, nacho carbonell, niggle coates, matali crasset, lapo lain, nendo and italo rota.

 

 

betony vernon working on her piece
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betany working on the ‘origin chair’
image courtesy henraux SpA 

 

 

marble cut and ready
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view of the henraux quarry
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slabs of marble at the henraux quarry near serravezza
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betony vernon is one of the international designers invited to participate in the KAMA-sex and design exhibition with  site-specific installations at the
milan triennale design museum. the show is open to the public from until march 10th, 2013.

 

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