double buffet nouvelle zéland | 2011, steel | h140 l306 w37 cm | h55 l120.5 w14.6 in | edition of 8 + 4 ap | click > enlarge
Carpenters Workshop Gallery artist Vincent Dubourg’s work, Double Buffet Nouvelle Zéland – a black steel buffet table cut and bent at one end to look frayed – has won a place in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design. The award, the first of its kind, was announced on November 10 at a dinner honoring the best of the inaugural Pavilion of Arts and Design New York fair.
Commenting on Dubourg’s win, Loic Le Gaillard co-founder and director of Carpenters Workshop Gallery (CWG), based in London and Paris, said of Double Buffet Nouvelle Zéland, “It’s got everything—emotion, beautiful craftsmanship. It’s wonderful to see a piece of design can stretch way beyond what one would expect for a piece of furniture.” Carpenters Workshop Gallery is renowned as one of the world‘s foremost contemporary design-art galleries. “That’s the beauty of our mission, to really push these young guys into the spotlight. It’s a constant battle to show how great all these young artists are,” Le Gaillaird said of Dubourg and the other artists represented by CWG.
Double Buffet Nouvelle Zéland was designed and crafted by Dubourg in 2009. The work is more of a sculpture than a piece of furniture. Dubourg’s conversations through his sculptural works reflect a dialogue between traditions and nature. The embodiment of the materials and their synthesis of versatility in Double Buffet Nouvelle Zéland deconstruct the archetypes of furniture. By releasing their origins from their natural elements, and by directing its forms with artisanal craftsmanship, the artist presents sculptural works through an alert explosion of intention.
The 2011 PAD New York Jury Panel included Adam Lindemann, Collector / Writer, Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, Christophe Navarre, President of Moet-Hennessy, Anne Pasternak, Executive Director of Creative Time, Beth Rudin De Woody, Collector/ Trustee of Whitney Museum, Andre Balazs, Developer and Entrepreneur, Hamish Bowles, European Editor at Large of Vogue USA, Muriel Brandolini Developer and Entrepreneur, Decorator, Peter M. Brant Industrialist, Businessman and Entrepreneur, Miranda Brooks, Landscape Garden Designer, Michael Bruno, 1st Dibs Founder, Tory Burch Fashion Designer and Accessories, Robert Couturier, Architecture/ Decorator, Alexandra Driscoll, Collector-Historian, Ben Genocchio Editor in Chief Art + Auction, Wendy Goodman, Design Writer , Bill Katz, Architect, Carlos Mota, International Editor at Large AD America, Rodman Primack, Art Consultant and Founder of Blacklots, Renee Rockefeller, Philanthropist, Aby Rosen, Real Estate and Collector, Allison Sarofim, Collector Opinion Maker, Sixty Six Productions, Annabelle Seldorf, Architect, George Simon, Managing Director of Monsoon Accessories USA Inc., Stefano Tonchi, Editor in Chief of W Magazine and Alan Wasenberg Architect, Decorator and Collector.
Some of the works shown by CWG at PAD New York include Sebastian Brajkovic, whose artworks are included in the permanent collection of the New York‘s Museum of Arts and Design. Brajkovic is showing new conceptions from his notorious Lathe Collection. Mathieu Lehanneur, of France, is presenting S.M.O.K.E., a glass orb that encapsulates the diffusion of a plume of smoke, and Daylight Dome, a state-of-the-art light-sculpture/chandelier. Dutch design duo Lonneke Gordijn & Ralph Nauta continue with their wildly successful Fragile Futures series showcasing Fragile Futures 3.10 light sculptures. Multidisciplinary art collective, Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) is presenting Jubilee Tree and two pieces from their latest series of sculptural design objects including the lighting piece Jewel and dressoir Forest.
Pappa Mamma Lamp by Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) was also a Jury Panel favorite. AVL is merging art and life, using it as a tool to explore the idea of conception through the Pappa Mamma Lamp, complete with Penis, Vagina and Foetus. This lamp is a provocative illustration of the beginnings of human life. An oversized cross-section of reproductive organs is the substance of Pappa Mamma Lamp. It rests on the scrotum and ovaries as the phallussits inside the vagina and a growing baby lies curled up in the womb from which the lamp is powered. [ avl ]
2009 nylon resin | h32 l41 w32 cm | h12.8 l16.4 w12.8 In | edition of 7 + 5 ap | click > enlarge