In the iconic Villa la Vigie, Etage Projects is presenting works by:
Hilda Hellström (SE)
Guillermo Santomà (ES)
Fredrik Paulsen (SE)
Sabine Marcelis (NZ)
Soft Baroque (UK)
A nomad enjoys observing and interacting in diversified places and perspectives. A modern nomad finds his own reflection point, that can be as personal and complex as his own ability to linger in the area between here and there.’
As a nomad travels the earth in search of food and pasture while never resting, so does the creative mind. Our designers encourage the spectator to never settle for one single view from a fixed geographic location, but instead embrace the dynamics of the transformation that occur when observing and interacting with the objects in diversified times, lights and perspectives.
For NOMAD, Etage Project's designers have created a new series of objects that play with the temporal properties of transformation and light on surfaces . Reflective metal triggers unexpected perceptions of color in the Steel & Glass Chair by Fredrik Paulsen. As light reflects through the red glass dining tabletop by Guillermo Santoma it filters into pink and the polished resin Candy Cubes and mirrors by Sabine Marcelis, which seem to magically glow around the edges. Adorning the surfaces of the Candy Cubes, the Corporate Marble collection by Soft Baroque is a series of marble lamps and planters with the appearance of random stone slabs held together by a fragile force of nature. Thus making the metamorphosis from raw material into functional design seemingly happen right in front of our eyes.
To see and purchase all the works, please see the Artsy page here.