The new Antarctica collection, comprising a dining table and coffee table made entirely of acrylic, is designed to resemble an enormous chiseled block of ice. The raw inner qualities of the capsule pieces are in stark contrast with their smooth surface finish. Each piece reflects the light in a way that alters its aesthetic appearance. Fredrikson Stallard describe this effect as 'painting with light'.
While the conceptual has always forefronted the functional in Fredrikson Stallard's designs, their manipulation of materials and play with appearance and texture continues to challenge the design binaries surrounding their practice: digital/analogue, synthetic/natural handmade/machined, function/form.
The exhibition is on for less than a month, so don't miss the opportunity to glimpse their most ambitious project yet.
|What||Intuitive gestures: an exhibition of new work by Fredrikson Stallard|
|Where||David Gill, 2-4 King Street, London, SW1Y 6QP | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
12 Sep 17 – 28 Sep 17, Closed on Sundays