chairs and fireworks by martí guixé
chairs and fireworks by martí guixé chairs and fireworks by martí guixé
oct 02, 2009

chairs and fireworks by martí guixé


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.

martí guixé portrait © designboom

  • Love the copper and plastic ones, but I’m not sure I get whatever he’s going for w/ the centaurus

    KG says:

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