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Surface Service: Soft/Hard

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Surface Service: Soft/Hard

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Softbaroque
softbaroque.com

“Project Surface Service sees the sensory manipulation of interior design objects like benches and shelves, and the automated value inscription embedded in everyday objects. The surfaces of materials, like exotic wood and granite, are scanned and digitally printed onto silk textiles. Analysing the idea of a digital veneer, these objects negotiate what happens when materiality travels from the physical to electric signals and pulses, and back again. As objects, they defy any obvious compartmentalisation in art or design, and humorously explores the critical hierachies that exists between functionalist and aesthetic objects. The project lends itself to trending discourses of object oriented ontology and speculative realism, without abandoning our perverted sense of consumer logic. Surface Service: Soft/Hard was commissioned by Copenhagen based gallery Etage Project for Design Miami/Basel in Basel.” (Text: softbaroque.com)

Sasa Stucin
sasastucin.com

Nicholas Gardner
newfurnitureforyou.com

London, May 2016

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Tags: #critical, #furniture, #fw16, #materials, #texture
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Published on 13/07/2016

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