rolf sachs studio visit
rolf sachs studio visit rolf sachs studio visit
sep 27, 2010

rolf sachs studio visit

designer rolf sachs portrait © designboom

on the occasion of london design week 2010, rolf sachs opened his studio doors, located on top of an old victorian bus station in south london, to the public.

general view of the studio image © designboom

through his work, the swiss-born designer / artist celebrates everyday, mundane objects, turning them a bit on their heads by taking them out of their usual context. he reinterprets them in an experimental manner which reflects his passion for surrealism, humor and functionalism.

presented at his studio was a selection of limited edition furniture and lighting designs, recent prototypes and one-off pieces from early as 1999.

‘light house’, 2010 floor lamp prototype 150 x 60 x 30 cm wooden stand, mirrored glass dome, straps, flex, electrics image © designboom

‘dirty thoughts’, 2009 armchair carbon fibre, kevlar, bonding resin, paints 80 x 55 x 45 cm edition of 7 image © designboom

sample materials and experimental prototypes image © designboom

image board of ‘dome lights’ series, ‘chemie’ light series and ‘wild emperor’ photographic project image © designboom

image © designboom

‘chemie’ light series, 2010 adjustable table or pendant lights prototypes for edition image © designboom

the series of lights utilize large glass flasks typically used in a chemistry lab, transforming them into light shades.

image © designboom

‘chemie’ light series image © designboom

‘chemie no.2’ 2010 table or pendant light prototype for edition amberised borosilicate glass, cork, flex, electrics 28 x 16 cm image © designboom

‘inseper-able’, 2010 sofa table ash wood, felt cheap 26 x 160 x 50 cm edition 12 image © designboom

chair prototypes and designs image © designboom

one part of ‘ginger & fred’, 2010 pair of armchairs studio piece pine wood, hessian, cotton, metal springs, natural fibres, wadding, fabric paint 80 x 80 x 90 cm image © designboom

image © designboom

view looking out the studio image © designboom

image © designboom

‘tales & stores’ wall panels, 2010 studio piece upholstered beech frames with obscure objects and paint marks 80 x 80 x 20 cm image © designboom

more lighting designs image © designboom

studio ‘board room’ image © designboom

inside the ‘board room’ image © designboom

new ‘dome lights’, 2010 image © designboom

earlier this year, gabrielle amman // gallery presented four of sachs’ new limited edition curiosities – ‘dome lights’ at design / miami basel 2010.

one contains an owl while the other has a anatomical model of  a heart image © designboom

‘the every day objects which sachs uses for experimenttaion on display image © designboom

‘chip on the shoulder’, 1999 chair granite stone, beech 70 X 36 X 46 edition of 6image © designboom

‘frank’, 2010  armchair studio piece pine wood, hessian, cotton, metal springs, natural fibres & wadding, textile paint 70 x 82 x 90 image © designboom

‘frank’ arm chair (profile) image © designboom

chemistry vessels image © designboom

experimnents with chemical mixing vessels image © designboom

kitchen image © designboom

rolf sachs studio image © designboom

rolf sachs portrait © designboom

outisde the studio image © designboom

  • I love it! intuition! intuition! intuition! says:
  • in a good way

    eccentric says:
  • definitely, I love his work


    🙂 says:
  • This is a beautiful and pleasant.

    morteza says:

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