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Brian Anderson's "Golden Age Iron"

Brian Anderson's "Golden Age Iron"


Golden Age Iron

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Brian Anderson was previously featured in our "For Hire" column, so we thought we would check in with the designer to see what he has been up to. Sure enough, he's been busy, recently participating in the SAIC art show held in Milan during Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

The exhibition, LOADED, was the result of a two-semester design studio directed by Helen Maria Nugent and Jim TerMeer, professors in the department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects at SAIC. Each object addressed the vital elements of iron and sugar in some way, whether through lighting, tableware, or jewelry.

Anderson's entry, a jewelry object entitled "Golden Age Iron," is screwed onto the wearer, a reference to the Dutch Golden Age and its then-revolutionary multinational corporations. The fragile, molecular collar, at once inhibiting and delicate, examines the historical relationship between material, currency, and economic hierarchies. Anderson also displayed a new iteration of the lamp showcased in "For Hire."

To see more from the LOADED exhibit, head on over to Inhabitat's photo gallery.

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