Design Institute │ Make the furniture stolen from the museum into furniture? Sebastian Errazuriz Humor x Aesthetics Formula

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Author / Alice Chan,Sia.

Design and art have always been the channels for interpreting visual aesthetics. In addition to the outline and appearance of the work, it is perhaps physical and even emotional experiments for artists and designers to think and perceive the meaning and structure of life. It can be as pure as meditation, or it can be neurotic-like and frenzied; through the creators to smash or stack ideas in the brain, through different experiences and understanding, to establish a unique thinking and world view.

Born in Chile and now settled in New York. Sebastian Errazuriz, in the two works of art and design; can be called a speculative artist, it can also be said that his works are transforming artistic expressions into design vocabulary. In the seemingly minimalist studio, there is a neat design logic, and there are hidden personal details of the game; the neon of "I LOVE YOU/ I LOVED YOU" on the wallThe lamp works, wrapped in repeated emotions in the sentence, but full of humor and irony.

The so-called creative process is basically a biological algorithm that we have not realized.

The so-called creative process is basically a biological algorithm that we have not realized.

Responding to the above explanation of his creation, Errazuriz's own creation, as if the algorithm is automatically activated, reorganizes the abstract and non-physical knowledge and thoughts around the existentialism, psychology, politics, and social issues, or from the Renaissance. The angle of the period cuts into an elegant formula that breaks through the framework without losing visual impact."Life is very short. When faced with death, why not bring style into life and scream at heaven.He is notBlurring the boundaries between art and design, just because of the desire to create, we will step into these two fields, and turn those pictures that we have seen in our lives, even the inner thoughts, into a visual experience and story.

ANYTHING YOU DESTROY WE WILL REBUILD|Stolen Greek and Roman statues from the museum

ANTIQUITY SHELVES NIKE, 2018.

I used 3D scanning technology to steal these classical statues that I loved and respected from the museum.

ANTIQUITY SHELVES NIKE, 2018.

I used 3D scanning technology to steal these classical statues that I loved and respected from the museum.

A towering "eagle" around the headless statue of the Greek goddess Nike is like waiting for the restoration of the museum.The meaning of art is constantly being questioned in every movement of art history.Whether it is the British Museum, the Louvre or the Vatican, the statue that is devastated by war or against time, "we naturally want to protect and rebuild them." However, for the purpose of reconstruction and protection, Draw a gap between these works of art and people.

ANTIQUITY SHELVES NIKE, 2018.
ANTIQUITY SHELVES NIKE, 2018.
ATHENA LEMNIA & MELEAGER, 2018.
BUST, 2018.

So, claiming to step on the traditional craft, the other step into the technology Errazuriz uses 3D scanning technology to "steal" these statues from the museum and rebuild them in the studio with composite marble; transforming the original sacred, untouchable, and ornamental art statues into functional ones - - Or, as Errazuriz himself said, almost "亵渎", ordinary - design works. With irony and humorous doubts, Errazuriz also discussed the statue's “broken beauty”. “When we see these statues lacking the intact original appearance, do we still regard them as mysterious creations, or are they so fascinated? "

NARCISSUS DESK|Reflections on their own obsession and addiction

Those who are familiar with the history of art are bound to be familiar with the naming of this work. The name and creation are inspired by the work of the same name by the Italian painter Caravaggio.Narcissus(Nathsis). "Narcissus is derived from the Greek mythology "Daffodil", which tells the handsome man Narcissus infatuated with the reflection of the lake, but he does not know that is his own figure. He refused to leave the lake, he could only watch the reflection in the lake, day after day, he fell in love with himself in the water and died at the river. The story of this tragedy not only carries a metaphor of narcissism, but also implies that people chase the lover and the meaning of things that are not available.

I believe that today we are all like Narcissus, fascinated by the perfect "paradigm" of "editing" on the Internet and social platforms, and forget to realize the true self outside the screen.

NARCISSUS DESK, 2013.

NARCISSUS DESK, 2013.

I believe that today we are all like Narcissus, fascinated by the perfect "paradigm" of "editing" on the Internet and social platforms, and forget to realize the true self outside the screen.

NARCISSUS DESK, 2013.
NARCISSUS DESK, 2013.
NARCISSUS DESK, 2013.
NARCISSUS DESK, 2013.

Errazuriz, who resonated with the story, in his book Narcissus Desk, refitted his collection of broken French antique tables in the 1880s, mirrored it on the table, and cut an arc in the original drawer. Allows the user to integrate the body into the table. "Narcissus Desk" implies that modern people are addicted to "the virtual image of their own" (the perfect image formed on the Internet and social platforms), but it is not just such a superficial critique; the table always plays a "decision" in contemporary life. At the moment, Errazuriz hopes that this work will allow people to make important decisions in their lives, and they will see their mirrors for a moment. Maybe ask yourself, "Is this what I really want?"

THE WAVE CABINET|Break the box in an elegant way
THE WAVE CABINET, 2014.
THE WAVE CABINET, 2014.

I like to make beautiful furniture, but I am more interested in using this as an excuse to trigger people's curiosity.

THE WAVE CABINET, 2014.
THE WAVE CABINET, 2014.
THE WAVE CABINET, 2014.
THE WAVE CABINET, 2014.

Open or close a cabinet. When this action occurs, what we are looking at is not the cabinet itself, but the objects inside the cabinet. There will always be one or two cabinets in the house or office, and it has become commonplace for us to take it for granted.Errazuriz designed this beautiful "The Wave Cabinet", which is made up of a number of slender wooden strips. With the gravity point of the pressure point, the shape of the stacked blocks is like a wooden fan, which can be folded and bent. Form a smooth flowing wave. Not only the visual design changes, but also the user's use process; opening, squatting is not a single action, but a continuous movement like a smooth rotation. "I invite people to watch the simple form of this furniture design. For the time being, we forgot that we are talking about furniture and explore it in a way that breaks a box."

A PAUSE IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS| Don't be shy, yawn to this overwhelming world

If yawning is a struggle, then this may be the most gentle little rebellion. "A PAUSE IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS" is a video created by Errazuriz invited to "Midnight Moment" by Times Square Arts. At 11:45 pm on January 7, 2015, Errazuriz's face suddenly appeared in the Times Square, where the visuals and the advertisements were noisy and competing, occupying a screen.

We all need to wake up to yawning everyone and things.

A PAUSE IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS, 2015.
A PAUSE IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS, 2015.
A PAUSE IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS, 2015.
A PAUSE IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS, 2015.

365 days, 24 hours, no end to the light of the sign, so that Times Square is called "the crossroads of the world", a grid of screens with bright colors, carefully arranged slogans and advertising trademarks, attracting The tourist who went there, this is the city of sleeplessness in the city, with too much and more energy. Errazuriz used this black and white, yawning 3-minute film to make a small protest to this overly embarrassing world. The people passing by are like the body suddenly remembered that they have been late at night, watching and watching yawning; tired The crowd that was watching was infected, just like in this short time, joined a peaceful protest in Errazuriz. Through this heart-rending work, Errazuriz wants to remind people not to let the world's imbalances and forget their breathing frequency in a busy pace.

Think of the background of artistic learning as the basis, and then take the observation of social phenomena and human behavior as a cause, and add some jokes and humor.Errazuriz's creative formula is shaped. In the "substance" entity and the "imagination" in the virtual body, echoing to the intersection of the two, in which to achieve a balance between exquisite and barbaric.

All images via Sebastian Errazuriz Unless stated otherwise.

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