If you happen to be visiting London in the next couple of weeks then you might be interested in an exhibition called ‘The Revivalists’. The showcase of unusual furniture and home decor pieces is now being showcased in the CAA Gallery (Contemporary Applied Arts) just off Tottenham Court Road in the English capital city and will last until the 3rd of October. Below are a couple of chairs that particularly caught my eye when browsing through their online preview.
All the designers in the exhibition hail from London and are up and coming young talents that might one day be big names worldwide akin to the likes of Philippe Starck, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Tom Dixon. In fact, the latter name will also have a few items on show at the same time and in the same place. The basic philosophy of the exhibition appears to be the ever popular and en vogue rebellion against the rigidity of mass production and factory style ordinariness.
The two chairs pictured in this post are by the designer Lee Broom. He is a graduate of the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (numerous friends of mine have studied there) where he originally studied fashion. His career gradually evolved and moved into the realms of furniture design. His designs have since been sold worldwide including in galleries location in New York, Paris, London and the Middle East. For those who know their English soccer, he also designed Roman Abramovich’s Executive Box at Chelsea FC as well as the one at Wembley Stadium.
The luminaire bergere chair (top picture) and the luminaire club chair (bottom picture), are two chairs that were once discarded by their previous owners. However, Lee Broom saw their potential and redeveloped them into sculptural lighting fixtures that also function perfectly well in their original use, as seats. You can see a preview of the entire collection as well as read about the other designers on show here: Max Fraser Exhibition.
H/T: Design Boom