Triumvirate by Phillips de Pury & Company

Triumvirate by Phillips de Pury & Company

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Triumvirate, the Phillips de Pury & Company Summer 2012 exhibition of contemporary design in New York, presents the work of three extremely talented and forward thinking designers: Faye Toogood, Nendo, and Humans since 1982.

Faye Toogood's work is best described as elemental. The British designer's pieces invoke a raw, earthy feel as though they were pulled right out of the ground. Working with materials like stone, brass, and wood allows her to create substantial, sturdy pieces (her bronze spade chair weighs 33 kg) that will endure the elements they were fashioned out of for ages. Her series of Assemblages allow her to explore the materials with which the pieces are created as well as the imagery they evoke. Her current Assemblage 3 examines the natural phenomenon of iridescence and attempts to recreate it using materials such as mesh and bronze; the result is simultaneously terrestrial and otherworldly.

Humans since 1982 uses typical, everyday objects and turns them into mesmerizing works of art. Their Clock Clock garnered them international attention, and they have revised their original clever design for Triumvirate. In fact, most of the Stockholm-based design duo's collection seems to be a representation of the art and elegance that can be found in commonplace items such as LED lights, clocks, and surveillance cameras. 

Japanese studio Nendo is a powerhouse of superb design. With an astonishing number of pieces from 2012 alone on their site and permanent exhibits in the MOMA and the Musée des Arts decoratifs, it amazes us to see all the things Nendo can create using Thin Black Lines. Their pieces are visceral, three dimensional optical illusions; we could contemplate for hours how their 10300mm Table fits together and stands up. Their aesthetic concept is described on their site as " ! " - an appropriate term for their gravity-defying, space bending furniture and objects featured in the exhibit. 

The Shop, Phillips de Pury & Company, 450 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022
June 22 to August 31, 2012
Hours: Monday– Saturday 10AM – 6PM, Sunday 12PM – 5PM 

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