‘I like to see objects as living organisms, imagining them coming alive and being able to surprise you with their behaviour,' says the Eindhoven-based, Spanish artist Nacho Carbonell. Renowned for his other-worldly, collectable furniture pieces that blur the fields of art and design, Nacho's latest family of 'organisms' are set to go on show today at London's Carpenters Workshop Gallery as part of a new exhibition called 'Light Mesh'.
The new collection comprises four lamp/table sculptures, produced as part of the artist's ongoing ‘Cocoon’ series, made using a unique form of plaster – a mix of sand and textile hardener – which is then set around a steel frame. Covered with a loosely-fitted structured, sand-coloured mesh, the wobbly-shaped structures are lit from within to create a warm glow.
'I want to create objects with my hands, then I can give them my personality. I turn them into communicative objects that can arouse one’s sensations and imagination,' concludes Carbonell. 'In short, what I want to create are objects with a fictional or fantasy element, that allow you to escape from everyday life.’