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The world of collectable design never ceases to amaze even the most avid art and design aficionados. These product designers celebrate it well, bringing creation after creation, wowing each and everyone who followed and continue to follow their honourable careers and greatest works. Take a journey throughout these 7 exquisite product designers and their unforgettable collectable designs.
The Flotsam bench is produced using the innovative ocean terrazzo material developed by Brodie Neill using reclaimed and recycled fragments of ocean plastic. Cast completely as a singular piece by artisans in the UK, the bench seat takes its name Flotsam from the maritime term of objects lost at sea. It is created from multicoloured ocean plastic fragments set within a black bio-resin.
BROOKSBANK & COLLINS
The Fonteyn Chair explores the relationship between two separate but interdependent bodies, the seat of the Fonteyn Chair is resolutely athletic, it’s weight shifted and in motion, it holds its back panel partner in a daring but perfect lift, the two bodies dancing in dynamic equilibrium. The athleticism of the seat is achieved through the use of a single block of Verde Guatemala marble giving it weight and strength. Book-matched Burr Oak veneer is used to construct the back panel, the flamboyant display of burring completes the performance.
It’s virtually impossible to select just one iconic Campana Brothers creation, so we highlighted a whole collection. Featuring materially complex works, Hybridism explores the product designers’ sculptural experimentation and their foray into the artistic realm of personal expression and societal commentary. The intuitively crafted collection combines animal forms, anthropomorphic shapes, and natural textures.
In all his work, the product designer expresses his guiding principle: that modernism is less a style than a method for interpreting the present and hinting at the future in which individuality is preserved and celebrated.
MAARTEN DE CEULAER
The pieces in this series look like they weren’t made by hands, but have grown to their present form organically. Maybe one day we would be able to grow a piece of furniture like we breed or clone an animal, and manipulate its shape like a bonsai tree. On the other hand, the project can be seen as an experimental review of classic furniture upholstery.
Studio Molen is well known for its monumental bronze lighting sculptures, which, inspired by city lights and the night sky, visualize a vision of a future city. These sculptures, and many other projects of this product designer, have been acquired by art collectors worldwide and shown at international art fairs and exhibitions.
Often credited as the founding father of the American crafts movement, Castle has redefined sculpture and design by seamlessly merging the two into one discipline. The product designer creates unique pieces that blur the distinction between design and sculpture. Castle’s organic and whimsical approach to sculpture incorporates his own invented technique of carving into stacked laminated wood known as lamination.
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