daphna laurens: cirkel at galerie gosserez daphna laurens: cirkel at galerie gosserez
dec 01, 2011

daphna laurens: cirkel at galerie gosserez

daphna laurens: cirkel gallery gosserez, paris now until january 14, 2012

‘coffee table’ by daphna laurens all images by mike roelofs

galerie gosserez presents the exhibition ‘cirkel’ by dutch designers daphna isaacs burggraaf and laurens manders of daphna laurens. each piece within the installation draws its form from the circle and curve. the humorous, anthropomorphic series is comprised of a mirror, floor lamp, wall lamp and coffee table. the works are the result of a manipulation of shape, resulting in a fantastical circular series. the two designers created the collection around basic geometry and lines; each domestic item may also double as an artistic work.

the ‘coffee table’ of the series was first conceived as a circular surface. the duo then added a cone to the work in order to provide added storage device.

the work was formed by ‘composing, cutting and twisting the surface, adding or removing lines, applying materials and colour…’ -daphna laurens

‘animal mirror set’

each mirror results from a philosophical foundation. the table top mirrors resemble an elephant, owl and mole, seeming to grow from the surface in which they are placed. 

‘mole mirror’

‘owl mirror’

‘elephant mirror’

left: ‘wall light 1’ right: ‘wall light 2’

the ‘wall light 1’ and ‘wall light 2’ were created to serve as both a piece of art and a functional lamp. the curved bases of each lamp hold to the wall while the extending wooden piece serves as a shelf. 

contextual view of the ‘wall light 1’ with simplistic shelf

left: the ‘leaning lamp’ wide view right: detailed view of the leaning lamp

the tilted nature of the ‘leaning floor lamp’ creates a necessity for a nearby wall to rest its circular head upon. 

  • i love them…..fun, functional and unique

    henry says:
  • yes they’re nice, i won’t have them in my flat but i really love them.

    Winn says:

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