Galerie VIVID is proud to present new work by the British artist Richard Woods and the British designer Sebastian Wrong.
Right after the succesful launch of the four Bent Wood Tables by Richard Woods & Sebastian Wrong at Design Miami, December 2012, VIVID will present these colorful tables in Rotterdam.
Rotterdam will also have the premiere of a new chair by this duo.
Bent Wood Tables
Inspired by the process of steam bending wood, the beach rings, produced in Udine in northern Italy, where generations of skilled craftsmen still use the crude and basic processes of timber manipulation using steam and compression forcing the raw material to curl, making a very unnatural 'animated' form. We wanted to use these curled wooden blanks.......normally never seen outside the workshop environment.....in their premachined state to remain as they are and serve as raw structures for stacking and printing. 'We stacked the rings, like used tyres from a car breakers yard, and Richard printed his wood grain pattern onto the surface '.
Artist Richard Woods is a graduate of The Slade School of Fine Art. His well-documented work crosses boundaries between art, architecture and design and is most often made up of exaggerated, garish representations of traditional British architectural and interior motifs like wooden flooring, chintz wallpapers, crazy paving or red bricks.
These ‘logos of reality’ are created using traditional woodblock techniques and then applied to walls as a second skin covering interior floors, walls and recently an entire residential building in upstate New York.
In these instances, Woods’s art expresses an extreme version of Englishness by taking over a space and saturating it with iconography. Woods continues to win prestigious commissions and exhibits around the world.
Sebastian Wrong studied sculpture at Norwich School of Art before forming his own manufacturing company in 1996 and later co-created the The Lane design brand that ran for four years. He designed the Spun Light in 2002 (now produced by Flos) and was a co founder and design director of Established & Sons and taught 'Product Design' at the RCA from 2010 to 2012. He now runs the Wrong Shop in London.
Woods's art together with Wrong’s extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials, as well as his passion for fabrication, are the main components of these Bent Wood Tables.