sebastian wrong: 'a buggs life' at established & sons limited, london sebastian wrong: 'a buggs life' at established & sons limited, london
jul 16, 2009

sebastian wrong: 'a buggs life' at established & sons limited, london

‘a buggs life’ exhibition courtesy established & sons limited

designer, co-founder and design development director of established & sons sebastian wrong is exhibiting his first solo show ‘a buggs life’ at the mayfair gallery inside established & sons limited. the lighting installation, features a mass of ‘buggs lights’ – the limited edition lights suspended from within a built tunnel, with viewing windows, spanning the gallery space.

wrong has used the iconic glass opal sphere and edited it with grinning mouth and teeth, merging modernism with popular cultural imagery, corrupting the sacred orb with a golden-toothed smile. the materials used for the works are varied; the spheres are hand blown opal glass and acid etched. the gold tooth is produced through an enameling process in which it is painted then fired onto the glass, the ‘key line’ detailing around the teeth is hand painted enamel. the exhibition will run till 19th august, 09

‘buggs light’ installation courtesy established & sons limited

‘buggs light’ installation courtesy established & sons limited

‘buggs light’ installation courtesy established & sons limited

wrong studied sculpture at the norwich school of art and co-founded his own furniture manufacturing company ‘the lane’ in 2003, prior to co-founding established & sons in 2005. his work reflects purity of form, functionality, and humor.

  • Pop art revisited? Not really.
    Funny? No.
    Bold statement? Where?
    Esthetically pleasing? Would you buy it at a flee market?

    Rudy says:
  • This is just plain bad. Mr. Wrong ‘worth’ pieces are only the ones done in collaboration with Woods. Obviously he (well the intern at hand) is been used to figure out assembly logistics and the ‘genius’ touch is offered by Woods.
    This here is bad, pomo, boring and plays perfectly as a simbol with the current state of Ltd.

    John Warren says:

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