martí guixé shows customized fireworks and 3 new chairs at helmrinderknecht,
a new contemporary design gallery in berlin mitte.
the inaugural exhibition coincides with
berlin’s international art fair, art forum berlin.
the catalan designer martí guixé was born in barcelona in 1964 and lives and works in
between barcelona and berlin.
fireworks in the shapes of flying cars and houses celebrate the domestication of space.
a view into the exhibition
hand-painted monobloc plastic chair
the monobloc plastic chair is a phenomenon, which has already attracted and
inspired many designers and artists and in fact contains many criteria of good design:
it is cheap, democratic, robust, reasonable in technical production and convenient.
but the classical monobloc chair has a very bad reputation. following his work
‘stop discrimination of cheap furniture’ from 2004, guixé moves a step ahead in the
defense of the monobloc chairs and postulates ‘respect cheap furniture’.
the ‘respect cheap furniture’ chair will be availabe in a limited editon of 50.
the hand-painted monoblock plastic chair comes with the statement: respect cheap furniture!
27 kg of copper
copper is a material which can be almost completely and endlessly recycled,
without a loss of quality. each object made of copper can potentially change form,
typology and context. it is not only a chair, but also represents possibilities of being
any other object and therefore ultimately remains just ’27 kg of copper’.
the copper chair is available in a limited edition of 8.
centaurus is perceived as a ‘real’ designer chair.
designer chairs are often associated with the reputation and the person of the designer,
guixé’s ‘centaurus’ chair brings chair and designer as close together as possible: here the
designer becomes an integral physical part of the chair; subject and object become one
and build a ‘designer chair.’ the ‘centaurus’ chair is available in a limited edition of 10.
centaurus – a wooden chair with a platform extending from its legs.
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