benjamin graindorge: marbre poids plume + hiddenskin for ymer&malta
benjamin graindorge: marbre poids plume + hiddenskin for ymer&malta benjamin graindorge: marbre poids plume + hiddenskin for ymer&malta
apr 09, 2011
benjamin graindorge: marbre poids plume + hiddenskin for ymer&malta


benjamin graindorge: marbre poids plume + hiddenskin for ymer&malta
image courtesy of ymer&malta

 

 

 

designboom was recently at art paris 2011, where we had to opportunity to check out french designer benjamin graindorge’s latest work presented by ymer&malta.

 

‘hiddenskin’, a seating unit with an infinite number of possibilities, was presented for the first time at the fair. a play on form, material, contrast and priori aesthetics, the geometric objects alternate between open and closed volumes ranging in size and shape.


‘hiddenskin’
image courtesy of ymer&malta

 

 

designer benjamin graindorge says:

‘and then, you quickly realize that hiddenskin proposes a second, sensual and primitive perusal. by getting closer and touching it, an ultra-natural object is discovered; its wood, leather and hyper materiality is disconcerting, highlighting the materials. where only touch is capable of perceiving its reality.’


‘small living land’
image courtesy of ymer&malta

 

 

 

also on show was ‘marble poids plume‘, a series of marble pieces that designboom previously reported on. powerful and delicate in their design and execution, the collection features a range of objects, including small living land and ikebanamedulla designed by graindorge, cédric ragot, normal studio and A + A cooren.


‘ikebanamedulla’
image courtesy of ymer&malta


‘hiddenskin’ and ‘ikebanamedulla’ at art paris
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ymer&malta booth at art paris
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