jaime hayon and nienke klunder: american chateau - room one
 
jaime hayon and nienke klunder: american chateau - room one jaime hayon and nienke klunder: american chateau - room one
oct 08, 2009

jaime hayon and nienke klunder: american chateau - room one

jaime hayon and nienke klunder: american chateau – room one the rocking hot dog by n. klunder and j. hayon, 2009 fiberglas, aluminium, leather, maplewood, chromed metal 1500 x 370 x 730mm edition of 8 image © designboom

 

 

 

american chateau: room one by jaime hayon and nienke klunder spring projects, london on now until october 22nd, 2009

 

american chateau: room one is a new commission by jaime hayon and nienke klunder on show at spring projects in london. though they’ve been working together since 2003, this is their first public collaborative exhibition together.

the rocking hot dog which is ‘fun to ride’, is produced by a formula 1 manufacturer image © designboom

 

 

 

both sculptural and two-dimentional works are exhibited, drawing on iconic cultural exports of the USA (where nienke was born) and the opulence of 17th century european craftwork. the exhibition is made-up of a collection of both functional and non-functional pieces which look like they were made for a palace from the 17th century, but upon a closer examination, they are not what we would expect. such figures as classical marble busts of heroes and heroines are replaced by such statues as a ‘donut madonna’ praying on her knees and ‘the rocking hot dog’, a large sculpture on which the viewer sits with legs straddled. the centrepiece is a long, glossy mahoganey table which has been designed in the form of a limousine and whose legs are fashioned after macdonald’s infamous fast food chain logo. all of the pieces are icons of the american fast-food dream – a ‘versailles meets disneyland hybrid’, expressing an overlap of historical periods and high and low culture.

‘the rocking hot dog’ image © designboom

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image courtesy of nienke klunder and jaime hayon

sketch of the rocking hot dog image courtesy of nienke klunder and jaime hayon

monument 2, big rock candy mountains by nienke klunder, 2009 photograph edition of 5 image courtesy of nienke klunder

great smoky, big rock candy mountains by nienke klunder, 2009 wooden lacquered frame, photograph 1500 x 1180mm (framed) edition of 5

new york is miami by jaime hayon, 2009 highly lacquered pine wood and beveled glass 1000 x 450 x 1820mm edition of 8 image © designboom

profile image © designboom

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holly by nienke klunder, 2008 marmoline with lacquered wood base, 600 x 400 x 600mm, edition of 5

caramel marble table by n. klunder and j. hayon, 2008 lacquered pine wood with black marqina marble 1210 x 610 x 1400mm edition of 5 image © designboom

‘holly’ by nienke klunder, 2008 image © designboom

upclose of holly image © designboom

donut madonna by nienke klunder, 2009 bronze with silver finished mask 540 x 450 x 1190mm edition of 5 image designboom profile of donut madonna image © designboom

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drawings of donut madonna image courtesy of nienke klunder

drawings of donut madonna image courtesy of nienke klunder

limousine table by n. klunder and j. hayon, 2009 hand-carved solid mahogany wood with high-glass finish and brass 2750 x 830 x 895mm edition of 8 image © designboom

drawings of limousine table image courtesy of nienke klunder and jaime hayon

image © designboom

the ‘hood’ of the limousine table propped open image © designboom

plate americano 09 by n. klunder and j. hayon, 2009 hand-painted ceramic with plantinum dots 600mm diameter, 550 depth unique piece image © designboom

plate americano 04 by n. klunder and j. hayon, 2009 hand-painted ceramic with plantinum dots 600mm diameter, 550 depth unique piece image © designboom

plate americano 10 by n. klunder and j. hayon, 2009 hand-painted ceramic with plantinum dots 600mm diameter, 550 depth unique piece image © designboom

plate americano 01 by n. klunder and j. hayon, 2009 hand-painted ceramic with plantinum dots 600mm diameter, 550 depth unique piece image © designboom

plate americano 02 by n. klunder and j. hayon, 2009 hand-painted ceramic with plantinum dots 600mm diameter, 550 depth unique piece image © designboom plate americano 07 by n. klunder and j. hayon, 2009 hand-painted ceramic with plantinum dots 600mm diameter, 550 depth unique piece image © designboom

general view of the exhibition image © designboom

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