christopher stuart derives constructs + glitches collection from software errors
 
christopher stuart derives constructs + glitches collection from software errors christopher stuart derives constructs + glitches collection from software errors
may 18, 2016

christopher stuart derives constructs + glitches collection from software errors

christopher stuart derives constructs + glitches collection from software errors
all images by lauren coleman

 

 

 

creating narratives around physical processes, american designer christopher stuart’s ‘constructs and glitches’ collection explores both the deliberate and unintentional distortion of functional and sculptural forms. presented during new york design week 2016 at the future perfect, the series comprises two disparate parts: constructs, furniture-inspired pieces of manually distorted geometry; and glitches, computer-distorted objects that derive their forms from errors produced by CAD software. described by stuart as ‘sculpture at furniture scale,’ the units emphasize a conceptual and aesthetic tension.

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the collection of ‘glitches’ shows the unintentional distortion of furniture forms

 

 

 

the series of ‘glitches’ exhibits the unintentional distortion of furniture forms. drawing on elements from minimalism, conceptualism and constructivism, the pieces’ inherent design contradictions embrace freak anomalies, appearing simultaneously organic and geometric. objects include a desk in blackened steel, and a sculptural winged side table.

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detial of ‘glitch 1’ — solid polished bronze | 69″ L x 22″ W x 30 1/4″ H | (base) 22″ W x 22″ L

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the solid polished bronze surface reflects elements from the surrounding environment

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software distortions are realized as sculptural objects

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the ‘glitch’ series draws on elements from minimalism, conceptualism and constructivism

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the pieces’ inherent design contradictions embrace freak anomalies

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‘glitch 2’ — blackened steel and glass | 68″ L x 32″ W x 29 1/2″ H | (base) 60″ L x 24″ W

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‘glitch 2’ desk in blackened steel and glass

 

 

 

the two benches and two coffee tables that comprise the series ‘constructs’ disassembles familiar furniture archetypes. objects such as the ‘zig zag bench’ in mirror polished stainless steel rearranges the typical seating configuration to create an imbalance. depending on which angle from which it is viewed, the bench transforms from highly functional to sculptural and almost incongruous.

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‘chamfer table 2’ — aluminum | 46 1/2″ W x 46 1/2″ L x 12″ H

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‘chamfer table 2’ is part of the series of ‘constructs’

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the collection deconstructs familiar furniture archetypes

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‘zig zag bench’ — mirror polished stainless steel | 65 3/4″ L x 47 3/4″ W x 36″ H | 18″ D x 18″ H (seat depth/height)

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‘chamfer table 1’ — brass | 46 1/2″ L x 46 1/2″ W x 14″ H

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detail of ‘chamfer table 1’ in brass

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installation view at the future perfect, new york

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