“Species” is a study in evolution by Fredrikson Stallard through the media of furniture design, created with a brute force that is at odds with ideas of comfort or human contact, yet so inviting by the nature of its materials. The pieces are amorphous structures, elements of sculpted mass, chaotic energy, finished in shades of red, as for Fredrikson Stallard these are the colours of life and death. Something along the lines of – “It couldn’t happen here, but then it did”. This is very much furniture, but not as we know it. Species was created for Momentum an exhibition by Fredrikson Stallard held during London Design Festival 2015 – ‘Momentum’ is a celebration of the experimental and the rigorous, the unique versus the mass produced, the importance of conceptual and creative development underlining the artists aesthetics and beliefs. But Momentum is also an anniversary of ten incredible and engaging years of working with visionary patrons and craftspeople all of whom have helped facilitate the development of true creativity into extraordinary works, and this show acts as a personal interlude towards future destinations.
PATRIK FREDRIKSON & IAN STALLARD
3 each unique, David Gill Galleries
Polyurethane, Glass fibre, Polyester
L240 x W140 x H79cm (L94 x W55 x H31in)
Wilson Astley, Adam Rogers