Viewing ancient art is an awe-inspiring encounter. But while this is usually reserved for seeing ruins in museums, Sebastian Errazuriz finds methods of incorporating these historical masterpieces into contemporary dwelling. The New York-centered designer generates beautiful furniture types inspired by classical art from historical Greece and the Roman empire, seamlessly melding the past with the current.
The ongoing sequence is titled Antiquities and combines legendary figurative sculptures with tables, bookcases, coffee tables, and much more. Each individual of these special parts options representations of classical art when protecting a innovative and functional style. “I use technological innovation to ‘steal’ classical sculptures I have revered considering that childhood,” Errazuriz states. “Claim their styles as uncooked material to create my new works. It can be an act of gluttony and lust to acceptable that which belongs to the sacred globe of the arts and use it freely in an exploration of its boundaries inside of the realm of the useful and the mundane.”
In the case of the Frieze Console, for instance, Errazuriz 3D-scanned popular artwork held in museums in advance of digitally manipulating them and re-casting the design and style in marble. When this piece resembles an ancient reduction from the outdoors, it essentially functions as a performing console with 4 cabinet doors and six drawers. Similarly, the Antiquity Bookshelf options an assortment of very well-recognised sculptures, like The Winged Victory of Samothrace and Laocoön and His Sons, crafted into a minimalist construction of several shelves.
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