Visit Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris, and you’ll be absolutely dazed by the impressive exhibitions that you’ll find there, in that Paris Gallery.
Nacho Carbonell, the most recent spanish artist that was showcased there, defines his actual style of organic forms and rough and colourful finishing textures, bringing him into an international scene of private collections and museums, such as the Groningen Museum in The Netherlands.
In his most recent exhibition, he opened his world to us and showcased tables and chairs that merged into tree-like mesh forms.
The so called Forest exhibition showcases the designer’s series of sculptural Cocoon lights. The latest additions to the series rise two metres high and rest on textured concrete bases.
Created in partnership with the gallery, the pieces featured several steel branches that appeared to “grow” out of the base to support lights surrounded by semi-transparent mesh shells.
The encased lights – which have been hand-painted by Carbonell – cluster together, much like sections of a tree. Bulbs shine through the gaps in the mesh, which diffuses the light to create a “natural warm glow”.
The pieces continue Carbonell’s existing series of cocoon-shaped lights – previously shown at Carpenters Workshop’s London space. These include hybrid designs that blend elements of lamps and furniture, with lights appearing to grow out of tabletops.
“I like to see objects as living organisms, imagining them coming alive and being able to surprise you with their behaviour,” said the designer, who is based in Eindhoven but has shown his work around the world.
Carbonell has also designed several pieces of unconventional furniture, including a collection with an elastic outer skin, and a set of spiky table and chair hybrids finished in gravel and broken glass.
His Forest exhibition ended at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris at 17 December 2016.
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