The curiosity to realize another object than that much piece of furniture for the consumer society. My designs are less a lot of commercial objects but rather another design-philosophy.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
(...) So what do I see when I look at your work, I see something that makes my fingers itch, that makes the mind tingle and opens it up. I would like to capture your work in musical terms. Just as a piece of music 'reveals' time by imbuing it with sound and rhythm so that it suggest a time 'beyond' - a larger time space - so your furniture sculptures transcend themselves through the tension of their proportions, the effect of their changing, shifting surfaces, their combinations of the fragile with the substantial, and their precise equipoise on the edge of a classical balance. It is an oeuvre with an increasingly insistent quest for its own potential existence that remains unaffected by fashion and its inherent ephemerality (...).
The author Erwin Mortier in the book "ANDRE VERROKEN" published & edited by Ludion Publishers in 2005.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Thinking about a hommage for the famous Baskisch sculptor started after my visit end the '90 years at his house in San Sebastian Spain. Finally my 'Homenaje a Eduardo Chillida' is a metaphor for my great admiration & respect for one of the greatest artist of the 20th. century.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The dining and/or conference table "Homage to Eduardo Chillida" is partly hand-made and machine-made by a a friend furniture-maker of Flanders/Belgium.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The table "Homage to Eduardo Chillida" measure 2200 X 9000 X 750 mm. height. This piece of furniture is natural varnished. They will be packed in wooden boxes. table.
All the objects will be packed in a wood box.
Classical, not fashionable, timeless, Complex, no Complicated, Legible, Structured
Create new objects with a content and value for a long time is always a adventure and a challenge; thanks to the experience and the passion of my collaborators who help me to create beautiful work of art.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
The furniture-maker Hans De Keyser from Kluisbergen in Flanders/Belgium
The Photographer is Lieven Herreman, he lives and work in Ghent/Belgium
The name of his Studio is: Another View of Things
"Copyrights belong André Verroken, 2015