Material: Bubinga veneer, futon and digital print on silk and futon
Dimension: 35 2/5 × 61 × 61 in
90 × 155 × 155 cm
About: The design duo Soft Baroque blur the boundaries between acceptable furniture typologies and conceptual representative objects. Trained in furniture and graphic design respectively, they explore objecthood and the perception of materiality in the age of digital image cultures. Their project Soft/Hard, commissioned by Etage Projects for Design Miami Basel Curio 2016, sees the sensory manipulation of interior design objects like benches and shelves, and the automated value inscription embedded in everyday objects. The surfaces of materials, like exotic wood and granite, are scanned and digitally printed onto silk textiles.
Both Royal College of Art graduates, Saša Štucin and Nicholas Gardner work simultaneously in object design and art. Their London based practice focuses on creating work with conflicting functions and imagery, without abandoning beauty or consumer logic. They are keen to blur the boundaries between acceptable furniture typologies and conceptual representative objects.