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Organic Shapes of Marcel Wanders Limited CollectionFriday 13 November 2015
Design Miami/ is the next in an impressive history of exhibitions in some of the most important design collections and venues in the world, like the Museum of Modern Art, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; London’s Victoria & Albert, UK; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL. Our luxury magazine CovetED has already stated that this furniture fair is called the forum of design.
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The great designer Marcel Wanders participates in Design Miami this year. In collaboration with Friedman Benda, the exhibit being held December 2-6 will be a small selection of pieces that will be part of Marcel’s first ever solo exhibition Portraits taking place in New York February 26 through April 16, 2016.
As it is know, Friedman Benda is a gallery dedicated to presenting established and emerging designers who create historically significant work and are at the forefront of their practice. Founded in 2007, the gallery’s exhibitions and publications have played a vital role in the rise of the design market and education, and take a comprehensive approach to work that intersects the fields of design, craft and art. Friedman Benda represents an international roster of designers spanning four continents and multiple generations.
At Design Miami, Marcel will present the Mordrake and Day Dream mirrors, the latest in his series of asymmetrical mirrors that express ethereal, organic shapes that blend into their environment.
In late February, Friedman Benda is planning to present Marcel Wanders’ ever first solo exhibit of his newest limited editions:Portraits. Marcel Wanders’ design practice has become synonymous with an outspoken optimism and uplifting spirit. With this exhibition, he explores a darker and more sensual side of humanity, through a staging of imaginary characters interacting within a distorted fairytale. A depth of darker emotions rarely expressed in his previous work reveals a layered narrative.
Marcel Wanders’ New York exhibit will include four bodies of work: Large abstract figural mirrors, such as Mordrake and Day Dream, with carved details and cutouts, create an illusion of a character, or ghostly figure; a Cabinet in Corten steel is a kinetic piece, balancing a sculptural ovoid form that abstracts a human head that physically rocks on the top surface; a rocking unicorn is cast in bronze with leather straps and metal chain stirrups; and Delft porcelain vases, monumental in height, are white and black, rather than the traditional white and blue. In addition, Wanders’Phoebe Lamps, hybrid lighting fixtures/fashion accessories and his video Flower Portraits, previously featured at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, will be on view.
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A master and renowned designer Marcel Wanders knows how to design something extraordinary. His mirror collection is the proof of great home design ideas for someone who wants to have something amazing and chic in interior design.
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