Satisfy Your Curiosity: Tjep. at Design Miami 2012
We’re proud to announce that Gallery VIVID will be presenting the Recession Chair at the seminal art and design exhibition Design Miami/ 2012, from December 4-9. The piece will be displayed alongside several iconic pieces by Gerrit Rietveld, the great Dutch furniture designer and architect.
"Receding is the act of withdrawing and diminishing. We were interested in exploring the visual impact of receding in relation to a design object. We took a popular mass produced chair and started sanding it to the finest possible version. The result is a process where the chair goes from normal, to diminished, to skeleton like.The resulting object looks as if it won’t withstand the weight of the person it's supporting, yet the bronze casting provides the necessary strength for it to serve as a functional object." - Frank Tjepkema
Design Miami/ is one of the most established global design exhibitions. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Design Miami/ gives out two prestigious awards every year: the Designer of the Year Award and the Designer of the Future Award.