sebastian errazuriz: metamorphosis
 
sebastian errazuriz: metamorphosis
apr 07, 2011

sebastian errazuriz: metamorphosis

the entire bookshelf in use

chilean born, new york-based designer and artist sebastian errazuriz‘s ‘metamorphosis’ bookshelf is hand carved from baltic birch plywood. it was created for the exhibition of his furniture work ‘beautiful premonitions’ which opens april 28th, 2011 at the cristina grajales gallery in new york. originally based on the thick ivy that he used as natural shelves for his childhood garden toys, errazuriz collaborated with woodworkers from the horm furniture company to develop the piece entirely in italy.

sebastian errazuriz: metamorphosis detail of the carving

sebastian errazuriz: metamorphosis errazuriz in the company of the bookshelf.

sebastian errazuriz: metamorphosis errazuriz with a woodworker from horm piecing together the final form.

sebastian errazuriz: metamorphosis the designer planning out how the form will come together.

sebastian errazuriz: metamorphosis a woodworker joining components with wood glue

sebastian errazuriz: metamorphosis

sebastian errazuriz: metamorphosis sebastian errazuriz: metamorphosis

  • Beautiful. As others have said, not very practical. But art is not about practicality. To have something like this, and the space to display is properly, would be to make a statement, about what you like and what you are. I wish I could make that statement.

    AlecC
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