Season 9

Season 9

LIVING BY DESIGN

Collectible Brussels - the fair for 21st century design
13TH - 17TH MARCH
VANDERBORGHT BUILDING
SCHILDKNAAPSTRAAT 50 RUE DE L'ECUYER
1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

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For the 2019 edition of Collectible, SEE••DS will showcase conceptually designed contemporary crafted objects by emerging and established talents. We believe in a human centred approach to daily life and have commissioned pieces that fit this philosophy.

Season 9

DESIGN SELECTION

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FOR COLLECTIBLE 2019, WE ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT NEW WORKS BY JOCHEN HOLZ, ATTUA APARICIO AND OSCAR LESSING OF SILO STUDIO, MAX FROMMELD, FREDERIC IMBERT, KIM THOME, JAMES MICHAEL SHAW, THOMAS TRUM, GUGLIEMO POLETTI, BCXSY AND TIAGO ALMEIDA.

CATALOGUE OF WORKS EXHIBITED AVAILABLE (HERE)

1/23

KIM THOME

GRADIENT MIRROR

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An arrangement of semi reflective and tinted film make up the gradient mirror. The mirror is cut away from the glass edges and has sublte degress of reflective areas.

2/23

KIM THOME

FLASHLIGHT (SCONCES)

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Flashlight is constructed with 45 degree cut ribbed glass which distorts the light source to create a flash-like pattern.

3/23

SILO STUDIO

DYED MARBLE TABLE

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Colours were applied to stone historically in classical art. During the Renaissance, plain became the new ideal, and since then a taste for white marble extended through subsequent aesthetic trends. Dyed marble innovates by treating a classical material in a contemporary way bringing new possibilities in colour and patterns to natural stones.

4/23

JOCHEN HOLZ

COLOURED BARK VASES

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Continuing his work combining wood and glass, Jochen’s aim was to combine coloured glass with the effects of shaping and texturing the hot glass by pressing it onto burned wood and to further enhance the effect with a special flame applied iridescent lustre finish.

5/23

JOCHEN HOLZ

IRIDESCENT VASES

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Working with his own experimental techniques, Jochen beautifully creates a unique coloured wash effect on the glass with metallic lustres.

6/23

JAMES MICHAEL SHAW

MODULAR MECHANICS DRINKS TROLLEY

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This series draws on the idea of standardisation and modularity by the timber has been carved so that any piece can make a connection with any other piece at intervals down its length. Through the overt shaping of the wood and the nut and bolt connections the chair toys with both craft practice and industrial construction. Wheeled drinks trolley with glazed ceramic shelves.

7/23

JAMES MICHAEL SHAW

CEREMONIAL EWER (JUG)

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James Shaw has been working with recycled plastic since 2013 using a series of self created ‘plastic extruding guns’. These tools unpack a different way of working with this very common and problematic material, bringing it out of the industrial park and into the studio. These works attempt to bring out the beauty and excitement in this material and transform it into something of lasting interest and value.

8/23

JAMES MICHAEL SHAW

MUSHROOM STOOL (PINK + BLUE)

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James Shaw has been working with recycled plastic since 2013 using a series of self created ‘plastic extruding guns’. These tools unpack a different way of working with this very common and problematic material, bringing it out of the industrial park and into the studio. These works attempt to bring out the beauty and excitement in this material and transform it into something of lasting interest and value.

9/23

JAMES MICHAEL SHAW

GRID STOOL (MULTICOLOUR)

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James Shaw has been working with recycled plastic since 2013 using a series of self created ‘plastic extruding guns’. These tools unpack a different way of working with this very common and problematic material, bringing it out of the industrial park and into the studio. These works attempt to bring out the beauty and excitement in this material and transform it into something of lasting interest and value.

10/23

GUGLIELMO POLETTI

HELIX 1622 WALL LIGHT

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Searching for details that would normally remain unchanged, Guglielmo observed the reverse of a XVII century painting, the frame of which had a remarkable hook. Its minimalist form was purely dictated by the need to address a function (hanging the painting to a nail in the wall) and is in stark contrast with the rich frame and the ornamental aesthetics of the time. The ‘charm of directness’ of this small element fascinated Guglielmo who appropriated himself of it. He devised a new object that would use the same principle of simplicity and reduction. Through the simple gesture of a torsion, a loose steel cable becomes structural by being twisted around a small nail, creating the construction that holds a LED light. The resulting lamp, suspended on the wall like a painting, aims to celebrate the beauty of an object that is usually hidden, paying both a tribute to the crafts of the time and to Gugliemlo’s own origins and legacy.

11/23

FREDERIC IMBERT

BOOKSHELF 01

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Bookshelf 01’s starting point is the need to go back to normal shapes, before industrialisation, when the lines of furniture pieces were created by craftsmen and not machine. The handmade production creates a very sensitive piece, not only as a functional sculpture but as a gesture to fine craft and irregular beauty. Bookshelf 01 can be hung on the wall horizontally or displayed vertically on the floor.

12/23

TIAGO ALMEIDA

PLAYING WITH BALANCE

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Playing with Balance is a game of control. Each of the compents are thoughtfully designed and layed out in order to achieve aesthetic balance and phyiscal equilibrium, however the work continually redraws itself as the balance shifts, moving the varient components with it.

13/23

MAX FROMMELD

GETA BENCHES

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Inspired by traditional Japanese ‘Geta’ footware, these benches by Max Frommeld are made of walnut, maple and sapele.

14/23

THOMAS TRUM

SPEEDBUMPPAINTINGS

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Speedbump series are made with the road marking airless spray machine, these paint experiments are outcomes of painting on 3d structures, like speedbumps found on roads. The speedbumppaintings 5 series all build with two lines, colourchanging lines.

15/23

BCXSY

TEST TUBES (CONSOLE)

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Through an experimental journey of form and function BCXSY has been exploring new possibilities of using brass tubes to create three dimensional practical objects. A screen, a console and a vase, with a brushed matte surface, are the first members of a family, conceived through the simple actions of cutting, bending and ordering, providing a new perspective to this well-known construction material and resulting in an innovative typography. Carefully handcrafted in Italy, the pieces introduce a striking aesthetic combining the pure and luxurious appeal of the material with humorous elements of surprise.

16/23

MAX FROMMELD

SERVING TRAYS

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Inspired by traditional Chinese-Japanese ‘Geta’ foot ware, these serving trays by Max Frommeld are made of Maple, Cherry, Walnut and Ash.

17/23

JOCHEN HOLZ

CUMULIFORM TABLE LIGHT, 2018

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The neon table and pendant lights are unique light sculptures made of free formed borosilicate glass tubing. Each one is one of its kind and part of a small edition. The form plays with the pure light emitted by the different rare gases, the undulating tube subtly manipulates the light, softening and intensifying it in turns.

18/23

JOCHEN HOLZ

CHAMPAGNE GLASSES, 2018

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These hand-blown glasses by Jochen Holz are extraordinarily light. With the designer’s trademark wobbly aethetic, the vessels look almost watery themselves.

19/23

JOCHEN HOLZ

WINE GLASSES, 2018

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These hand-blown glasses by Jochen Holz are extraordinarily light. With the designer’s trademark wobbly aethetic, the vessels look almost watery themselves.

20/23

JOCHEN HOLZ

WATER GLASSES, 2018

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These hand-blown glasses by Jochen Holz are extraordinarily light. With the designer’s trademark wobbly aethetic, the vessels look almost watery themselves.

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ATTUA APARICIO

EKWC VASE (SMALL), 2018

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Made during her summer residency in the Netherlands at the EKWC - European Keramic Work Centre - the starting point and common thread of her work was to combine cermamics with leftover borosilicate glass from her partner Jochen Holz’s studio. The matte part is porcelain with molochito and the gloasy part is porcelain with crushed borosilicate glass and is the result of exploring the mixing of these two materials.

There are two larger sizes available on request.

22/23

TIAGO ALMEIDA

100 DEGREES BARSTOOL

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To escape from the right angle, glorified by the modernists, Tiago decided to use a different point of departure. 100 degrees is the key measurement of this piece. It represents the most comfortable angle for the back support. It is also used to measure the angle of the cut for each different section of the chair. Thus, it becomes a leitmotif that unifies the structure of the whole piece.

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