tokyo design week 08: marti guixé at claska hotel
 
tokyo design week 08: marti guixé at claska hotel tokyo design week 08: marti guixé at claska hotel
nov 10, 2008

tokyo design week 08: marti guixé at claska hotel

entrance to marti guixé’s exhibition at the claska hotel, tokyo image © designboom

on show at the claska hotel’s gallery was a collection of furniture which spanish artist marti guixé designed for barcelona furniture label, ‘mixing media’.

designer marti guixé portrait © designboom

the ‘torino’ stool and ‘6 to 14’ table with collaborative light installation by guixé and bondage artist hajime kinoko image © designboom

detail of the stools and table image © designboom

the ‘6 to 14’ is an extensible table which at its smallest size is 6 feet long, accommodating six people, but can fit up to fourteen people when extended. each of the extensions are made from different colors, materials and finishings. the surfaces come in glossy lacquered, painted and dyed finishes, silkscreen printed with gold and black patterns.

up close detail of the stool graphics image © designboom

the ‘torino’ stool can be used as a seat, stool or table. constructed from solid wood and aluminium, they are held together with ‘mixing media’ finishing screws.

each of the ‘6 to 14’ table extensions are finished differently image © designboom

guixé’s ‘cau’ lamp for danese is bound and wrapped in rope by bondage artist hajime kinoko image © designboom

for the presentation of his ‘mixing media’ furniture collection, guixé invited professional bondage roping artist hajime kinoko to collaborate on an installation within his ‘mixing media’ exhibition. for one piece, kinoko wrapped electrical cord and rope around guixé’s famous ‘cau’ lamp designed for danese, which hung down from the ceiling. when asked if he liked binding and tying the designed objects, he prefers performing bondage techniques on real human beings. the installation will be sold with bondage works included.

a detail of hajime kinoko’s bondage tying technique image © designboom

‘XYZ element’ is an open piece of furniture which can be used for any type of leisurely function image © designboom

guixé’s ‘XZY element’ paired with iconic ‘tzio’ lamp designed by richard sapper. here, hajime kinoko has used his
bondage expertise to form a web, which hangs down from the ceiling and is wrapped around the ‘tzio’ lamp
which is presented in a horizontal fashion.

hexagonal graphics on the side of the ‘XYZ element’ image © designboom

‘scala’ sofa by marti guixé silkscreen printed with blocks of color and pattern image © designboom

‘scala’ sofa is set-up like staggered seating much like bleachers or stadium stands. the seating allows individuals to sit or lie down on it in an informal way. ‘standing frame’ is a large wooden frame which houses silk prints done by hand image © designboom

‘escala shelf’ which also looks like stairs and can be used as a stepping stool image © designboom

‘escala shelf’ comes in two sizes which can be combined to create an even larger set of shelves image © designboom

more marti guixé: http://www.guixe.com mixing media: http://mixing-media.com claska hotel: http://www.claska.com

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