Rick Owens designs monolithic sofa system inspired by Brutalist architecture

American fashion designer Rick Owens has created a modular sofa landscape for Carpenters Workshop Gallery, comprising large plywood units upholstered using French wool army blankets. The Paris-based designer, who is best known for his grungy, gothic-inspired clothing and footwear, has been creating furniture for over a decade, inspired by various historical references including Brutalist architecture. […]

Virgil Abloh presents sinking furniture at Carpenters Workshop Gallery show in Venice

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh addresses the issue of rising sea-levels in an installation of sinking furniture on show during this year’s Venice Art Biennale. Abloh is just one of 23 designers and artists featured in the Dysfunctional exhibition of more than 50 works, which is being held by the Carpenters Workshop Gallery (CWG) for the […]

Aldo Bakker exhibits urushi lacquer furniture in New York

Dutch artist Aldo Bakker used a 12,000-year-old Japanese technique to create a series of sculptural, lacquered furniture currently on show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in New York City. The works are among 10 pieces, including seats and tables, featured in Bakker’s Slow Motion exhibition at the Manhattan gallery. Bakker used a range of materials to create the […]

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