18 JUL 2012

Furniture Meets Art

Mr Bigglesworthy is branching out. At the Mid Winter Modern Show, the sculpture, installation and pencil works of three Kiwi Artists were displayed alongside our furniture. Although disparate amongst themselves, these art pieces came alive as they related to the structure and materiality of the furniture. What a perfect match!

Kate Hart delights in the slow, meditative process of mark making. She uses simple materials, such as pencil and egg tempura, to create complex, time consuming works on paper and lets the materiality of her tools dictate the form of her mark making. In a similar way, Robert Heritage designed this extendable rosewood dining table, for Archie Shine, with simplicity of form and lack of adornment; letting the exquisite, detailed grain of the rosewood speak volumes. The architectural lines and graphic forms of Katharine Maude's installation resemble the landscape of Maude's own travels throughout New Zealand and France. This graphic, linear simplicity can also be seen in this teak sideboard by British furniture makers, White and Newton. The sleek form of this classic mid century piece embraces the pure architecture of the straight line. Katie Thornton's playful sculptures are like markers along her life's journey of discovery, intimacy, participation and joy. These small, faceted investigations about the relationships between colour, form and space reflect the design concerns in G Plan's Housemaster Chair. The intersections of chrome, organically formed teak slats and vibrant upholstery, make for a chair that is a bold statement from every angle. A true statement piece.

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