VERSO arrives at the hamptons with 'bridge' exhibition at six square house

VERSO arrives at the hamptons with 'bridge' exhibition at six square house

a unique home becomes a verso gallery space

 

For those embarking out to the Hamptons this summer, VERSO has taken to Bridgehampton to transform the Six Square House — built in 2021 by Young Projects and a work of art in its own right — into a captivating gallery space. VERSO gallery is just coming up on its one-year anniversary this summer and has already made itself known for its exceptional curation of design and interiors. Aptly titled ‘Bridge,’ this latest exhibition has opened its doors on June 25th, 2023, inviting visitors to explore the interplay between aesthetics, craftsmanship, and cultural traditions.

 

While VERSO originally planned to showcase works by twenty-five designers, the number had quickly grown to thirty-six. These talents hail from diverse corners of the world, and together create a must-see collection to be explored — all beneath and around the sweeping rooftop of the fascinating Six Square House.

verso bridge six squareimage © Brooke Holm | header image © designboom

 

 

beneath the curving gables of the six square house

 

Designed by Young Projects, the architecture studio led by Bryan Young, Six Square House serves as an ideal backdrop for VERSO’s ‘Bridge’ exhibition. This 3,500 square-foot home has been thoughtfully converted into an airy, indoor-outdoor gallery space that perfectly complements the showcased designs. Its harmonious blend of natural light and open spaces is an intimate setting for visitors to engage with the diverse range of exhibits.

 

‘Bridge’ brings together designers from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, showcasing their unique perspectives and design philosophies. Some works are driven by a dramatic interplay between materials and geometry, while others breathe new life into traditional design methods and historical motifs with sustainable materials in contemporary forms. While each piece takes shape with its own distinct form and function, a shared commitment to innovation unifies the collection.

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Guilherme Wentz, Fungi lighting series image | image © Brooke Holm

 

 

contemporary designers

 

A Sólida table by contemporary Brazilian design group Estudio Rain greets visitors at once upon entering the Six Square House. A low-slung stack of softly curved wooden blocks, the digitally-produced table stands out for its synthetic and natural contrasts.

 

Another standout collection is the Ibuju collection by Francisco Jaramillo, which is found outside the home beneath a shaded pool house. Drawing inspiration from his Colombian heritage, Jaramillo weaves renewable Yaré fiber sourced from southern Colombia into benches, stools, and tables. This harmonious fusion of tradition and sustainability exemplifies the exhibition’s ethos.

 

Leading from the kitchen to a smaller sitting room, a tapestry titled Fingerprint hangs beneath a skylight to showcase the meticulous felted technique by artist Sagarika Sundaram, while emphasizing the height of the sunlit room. Another highlight is a Melting Table and Chair by Clara Jorisch, which sit against a full-height window and disappear into the tall grasses beyond.

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OoCI, Tube Chair | Roberto Menghi, Hall Armchair | Mario Marenco, Marenco Sofa
image © Brooke Holm

 

 

Works by Objects of Common Interest can also be found throughout the property. The Brooklyn and Greece-based studio showcases its oversized Tube Chair within the home’s lofty living space, while one of its sculptural and abstract Tube Lights can be discovered in the shaded central courtyard — the last remainder of a larger installation of the lighting collection in 2022. At last, a walk along the grounds behind the Six Square House will lead visitors to a forested yard of lush ferns. Here, the studio’s Formations series shows a landscape of scattered blue objects, the simple, curving shapes suggesting an array of chairs and stools among the trees.

 

The centerpiece of the shaded courtyard is a Fungi Lighting series, rising as a cluster of organic-capped lamps by designer Guilherme Wentz

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Pierre Chapo T22 Bow Table | Cini Boeri, Strips System | Estudio Rain, Sólida Table | Young Projects, Cloud Table
image © Brooke Holm

 

 

iconic 20th century pieces

 

While the Jaramillo and Estudio Rain pieces celebrate contemporary aesthetics, they harmoniously coexist with timeless designs by Pierre Chapo, the 1927-born Parisian designer. Crafted with exquisite precision, Chapo’s wooden tables, stools, and chairs were originally created in the 1970s and are still painstakingly fabricated in the same South of France workshop established by the late designer and his family half a century ago. These iconic designs demonstrate the lasting power of masterful craftsmanship, and can be discovered throughout the house. 

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Campagna, Three Plane Chair | Post Company, Chapter Table
image © Brooke Holm

 

 

visit ‘bridge’ at bridgehampton

 

Throughout the summer, ‘Bridge’ and the Six Square House will be open daily by appointment, inviting design lovers to explore the expansive collection within a one-of-a-kind work of architecture. For those traveling by train from the city, the Six Square House is just a short walk from the Bridgehampton LIRR Train Station.

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image © Brooke Holm

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image © Brooke Holm

 

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Guilherme Wentz, Fungi lighting series | OoCI, Tube Light image © designboom
Guilherme Wentz, Fungi lighting series | OoCI, Tube Light image © designboom
Estudio Rain, Sólida Squared Table | Cini Boeri, Strips System image © designboom
Estudio Rain, Sólida Squared Table | Cini Boeri, Strips System image © designboom
Melting Table and Chair by Clara Jorisch | image © designboom
Melting Table and Chair by Clara Jorisch | image © designboom
Objects of Common Interest, Tube Chair | image © designboom
Objects of Common Interest, Tube Chair | image © designboom
Yukari Hotta objects | image © designboom
Yukari Hotta objects | image © designboom
Objects of Common Interest, Formations | image © designboom
Objects of Common Interest, Formations | image © designboom
Francisco Jaramillo, Ibuju collection | image © Brooke Holm
Francisco Jaramillo, Ibuju collection | image © Brooke Holm
Mario Marenco, Marenco Sofa | image © Brooke Holm
Mario Marenco, Marenco Sofa | image © Brooke Holm

project info:

 

exhibition title: Bridge

gallery: VERSO@verso_works

location: Six Square House, Bridgehampton, New York

architecture (Six Square House): Young Projects @young_projects

opening: June 25th, 2023 (on view throughout the summer)

photography: © Brooke Holm@brookeholm, designboom

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