Inside The Work Of Incredible Designer and Artisan Nacho Carbonell

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Inside The Work Of Incredible Designer and Artisan Nacho Carbonell ⇒ In 2009,  Nacho Carbonell was nominated the designer and artisan of the future in Basel. He was born in Valencia, Spain in 1980, and graduated with high honours from the Design Academy of Eindhoven in 2007. His outstanding handcrafted work is included in the permanent collections of the Fnac-Fonds national d’art contemporain, France, the Groninger Museum, Netherlands, the MoMA San Francisco, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Mint Museum. CovetED brings you a bit more about his work.

 


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Inside The Work Of Incredible Designer and Artisan Nacho Carbonell

Inside The Work Of Incredible Designer and Artisan Nacho Carbonell

Nacho Carbonell at The Armory Show. Photo: ©Rossana Orlandi

 

“Luciferase” and “Time is a Treasure” were two collections produced exclusively for Galerie BSL. Each work is a uniquehandmade masterpiece. Nacho Carbonell breaks all conventions and brings to life iconic creatures. His works are narratives, experiments on materials, so they enchant our imagination, sensitivity and ability to dream, due to their tenderness and their poetry.

 

Inside The Work Of Incredible Designer and Artisan Nacho Carbonell

“Luciferase XLI” (2017). Made using sand, paverpol, coloured pigment, silicone, steel structure and LEDs. Photo: ©Galerie BSL

Inside The Work Of Incredible Designer and Artisan Nacho Carbonell

“Luciferase XXXIX” (2016). Made using epoxy resin, coloured pigment, sand, silicone, steel structure and LEDs. Photo: ©Galerie BSL

 

The exterior soft, velvety materials of these pieces, made of silicone and resin mixed with sand, cork, plaster or metal dust, resemble the skin of unidentified species.

 

Inside The Work Of Incredible Designer and Artisan Nacho Carbonell

“Luciferase XXXII” (2012). Made using epoxy resin, coloured pigment, sand, silicone, steel structure and LEDs. Photo: ©Galerie BSL

Inside The Work Of Incredible Designer and Artisan Nacho Carbonell

Detail of “Luciferase XXXII”. Photo: ©Galerie BSL

Inside The Work Of Incredible Designer and Artisan Nacho Carbonell

“Luciferase XLII” (2017). Made using sand, paverpol, coloured pigment, silicone, shells, steel structure and LEDs. Photo: ©Galerie BSL

 

The interior has delicate and translucent textures, created with silicone or epoxy resin mixed with coloured pigments, are shaped as thorns, filaments and rocky surfaces. Some of them have a translucent sparkle of fine stones such as amethyst, quartz or malachite; others the seductive eye of a predator from the great depths; or even the avid mouth of a carnivorous plant.

 

Inside The Work Of Incredible Designer and Artisan Nacho Carbonell

“Luciferase XXIV-XXV” (2011). Made using epoxy resin, coloured pigment, sand, metal and concrete dust, silicone, steel structure and LEDs. Photo: ©Galerie BSL

Inside The Work Of Incredible Designer and Artisan Nacho Carbonell

“Luciferase XXVIII” (2018). Made of paverpol, coloured pigment, sand, silicone, steel structure and bulb. Photo: ©Galerie BSL

Inside The Work Of Incredible Designer and Artisan Nacho Carbonell

Photo: ©Galerie BSL

 


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