Thursday, 3 September 2009

Fossil by Atelier Van Lieshout

Fossil 1Fossil 2

Designed by Atelier Van Lieshout, the Fossil series consists of several chairs, chaise longues and sofas. The Fossils are reminiscent or recall a primitive shape, half natural, half manmade. They have an outline that vaguely looks like a remnant of a human shape or a body. Like a fossil, these nomadic pieces reveal the identity of the pre-historic host but also resemble and may be seen as rocks or volcanic stone.

The fossils are provocative and thoughtful sculptures, which function as sitting places or pieces of furniture, inspiring visitors to nestle and offer an interesting place to gather, read, have a pick-nick, and dream away with the movement of the clouds or the sounds of the city.
Fossil 3Fossil 4The designer:
Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL), founded by artist Joep van Lieshout (1963) in 1995, is a multidisciplinary art practice encompassing installation, design, furniture and architecture. The name Atelier Van Lieshout emphasises the fact that the works of art do not stem solely from the creative brain of Joep van Lieshout, but are produced by a creative team of artists, designers and architects.
The works of art are practical, uncomplicated and substantial. The work varies from sculptures and furniture, bathrooms and mobile home units to large installations and complete architectural refurbishments. One of the many applications and techniques used by AVL are the large polyester constructions in striking, bright colours. These polyester constructions, of which the large mobile home units are the best known, form the AVL trademark. Recurring themes in the work of AVL are autarky, power, politics and sex. Works of AVL can be found in private collections and several museums. Please check our exhibition agenda on the news page for current and coming exhibitions. If you have any questions about Atelier Van Lieshout and our works, please contact us via our office in Rotterdam.

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1 comment:

nicolette said...

Very primitive, very unique design too. Actually, this makes the perfect outdoor bench.