4 game-changing designs by Sebastian Errazuriz you need to see
New-York based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz doesn't mind making waves on the scene, and it's why his creations earn international applause.
Known for original works that provoke strong thoughts and reactions, the multidisciplinary creative blurs the lines between contemporary installation art, design, and craft ― resulting in a diverse body of work that stretches from the public art realm to the tech and furniture world. Gaining international recognition as early as his 20s, the 44 year old creative is far from finishing his artistic path that's been recognized by The Carnegie Museum of Art, Sotheby's, and more.
Today, he makes his insights accessible through virtual talks on the up and coming Clubouse platform, promising to reveal what the average art class won't. Before u join, scroll for four of his industry-transcendent creations you need to know about.
LIFE SWINGS BOTH WAYS
Installed in front of a rehabilitation center for handicapped children, the thought-provoking public installation pushes able-bodied viewers out of their standard perspective and invites reflection about the parallel realities of those around us.
Entering the world of furniture, the Delta Chair refuses to conform to standard pieces with a unique build and process. In a similar fashion to how a sculptor approaches a block of stone, the woodworker tackled solid blocks of compressed plywood, removing pieces of the material until the structure of the chair began to appear. The result offers lightweight structure, completed with sleek leather cushioning for an even more contemporary look.
Taking on a Gulfstream 650 plan for a private client, Errazuriz approached the interior with luxury at the forefront ― coupled with a meaningful message about the human experience. White leather upholstery throughout the passenger cabin creates a cleanly opulent aesthetic, with one space acting as a permanent art installation: a golden monkey sculpture on a matching chair. Making a statement about the miracle of humans flying, the piece serves as a reminder that we're simply evolved animals at the end of the day.
In collaboration with Worth Motorcycle Company and NYC Norton, Errazuriz makes a powerful statement about the daring attitude of moto culture and mortality. A functional racing bike is stripped down to its bare framework, with a taxidermy bird installed under the tank, positioned as the heart of the object. Making fatality a core concept of the piece, Errazuriz comments on the "live fast, die young" motorcycle culture.
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