Miami / Basel 2013
June 11 - 16, 2013
Preview Day: June 10
Richard Woods & Sebastian Wrong
For Design Miami / Basel 2013 Galerie VIVID is proud to present two important
series of work: the Logo Chairs and the Bent Wood Tables.
The new Logo Chairs are simple in form, clear, like a child would
draw a chair and use the well-known woodblock printed patterns of Richard
Woods. The chairs are functional pieces of furniture, but also a statement
about how art, design and craft come together.
The Bent Wood Tables consists of rings that were made in Udine,
a city in northern Italy, where generations of skilled craftsmen still
use the crude and basic processes of timber manipulation using steam and
compression, forcing the solid birch wood to curl, making a very unnatural
Woods & Wrong use these curled wooden planks, usually never seen outside
the workshop as raw structures for stacking and printing together with
the colored glass, forming an unique object.
Galerie VIVID / Basel 2013 catalogue
Richard Woods is a graduate of The Slade School of Fine Art.
His well-documented work crosses boundaries between art, architecture
and design and is most often made up of exaggerated, garish representations
of traditional British architectural and interior motifs like wooden flooring,
chintz wallpapers, crazy paving or red bricks.
These ‘logos of reality’ are created using traditional woodblock
techniques and then applied to walls as a second skin covering interior
floors, walls and recently an entire residential building in upstate New
In these instances, Woods’s art expresses an extreme version of
Englishness by taking over a space and saturating it with iconography.
Woods continues to win prestigious commissions and exhibits around the
Wrong studied sculpture at Norwich School of Art before forming his
own manufacturing company in 1996 and later co-created the The Lane design
brand that ran for four years. He designed the Spun Light in 2002 (now
produced by Flos) and was a co founder and design director of Established
& Sons and taught 'Product Design' at the RCA from 2010 to 2012. He
now runs the Wrong Shop in London.
Woods's art together with Wrong’s extensive knowledge of manufacturing
processes and materials, as well as his passion for fabrication, are the
main components of the two series Galerie VIVID presents in Basel.