Inside The Work Of Incredible Designer and Artisan Nacho Carbonell ⇒ In 2009, Nacho Carbonellwas 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 workis 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.
“Luciferase” and “Time is a Treasure” were two collections produced exclusively for Galerie BSL. Each work is a unique, handmade 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.
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.