fredrikson stallard presents fluido at madrid's machado-muñoz gallery fredrikson stallard presents fluido at madrid's machado-muñoz gallery
jul 02, 2016

fredrikson stallard presents fluido at madrid's machado-muñoz gallery

fredrikson stallard presents fluido at madrid’s machado-muñoz gallery

 

 

 

from now until july 15th 2016, madrid’s machado-muñoz gallery presents an exhibition of pieces by fredrikson stallard. ‘fluido’ sees a selection of work — from candle holders and mirrors, to tables and sofas — on display, highlighting the designers’ interest in the dialogue between emotional and physical objects.

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installation view of the exhibition ‘fluido’
photo © gonzalo machado, all images courtesy of machado-muñoz gallery

 

 

 

with a decidedly methodical approach, fredrikson stallard adopt the latest technologies to create strictly controlled pieces. the resulting work blends both experimental and construction processes, with little left up to chance.

 

objects included in the exhibition at machado-muñoz gallery — such as the ‘tokyo’ and ‘detroit’ tables — display an almost impulsive and raw quality, yet their construction and design has been precisely executed. sculptural works excavated from polyurethane — like the ‘pyrénées’ sofa or ‘species’ seats — maintain the physical characteristics of the creator, while maximizing the expressive potential of the medium. fredrikson stallard finally subvert these pieces by casting them in bronze — a material tension that forms a dialogue of contrasts.

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‘crush consequences’ candlestick holders 
photo © gonzalo machado

 

 

 

‘the two designers feel admiration and special attraction for art, particularly the freedom of action that it allows,’ writes designer ana domínguez siemens about fredrikson stallard. ‘however, although it may seem contradictory, if that is the case, this freedom is used to exercise a control leading them to define, exhaustively, each and every one of their details. there is something adventurous in their constant attraction to new techniques and materials, a kind of pleasure in the challenge it means to work in the face of the unknown. because these two designers are not the types to give up easily, their commitment to their designs is such that once they choose a path, they fight to the end to achieve their aims.’

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view of rubber’ red coffee table at machado-muñoz gallery
photo © gonzalo machado

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installation view of ‘metamorphosis’
photo © gonzalo machado

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‘pyrenees’ sofa in green

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‘tokyo’ table

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detail of ‘tokyo’ table

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‘metamorphosis’ mirror

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‘detroit’ silver table

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‘bergere’ high chair in white

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‘rubber’ side table in black

 

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