Woods & Sebastian Wrong
January 27 - March 30, 2013
January 27, 4 pm
VIVID is proud to present new works by Richard Woods and Sebastian Wrong
Right after the succesfull launch of the four Bent Wood Tables at Design
Miami VIVID will present these colorful tables in Rotterdam.
Rotterdam will also have the premiere of a new chair, called the Logo
Chair, by this duo.
Inspired by the process of steam bending wood, the beach rings, produced
in Udine in northern Italy, where generations of skilled craftsmen still
use the crude and basic processes of timber manipulation using steam and
compression forcing the raw material to curl, making a very unnatural
'animated' form. We wanted to use these curled wooden blanks.......normally
never seen outside the workshop environment.....in their premachined state
to remain as they are and serve as raw structures for stacking and printing.
'We stacked the rings, like used tyres from a car breakers yard, and Richard
printed his wood grain pattern onto the surface '.
Logo chairs are the newest addition to Richard Woods and Sebastian Wrongs
working collaboration. The four chairs are produced in London and made
from Ash wood and hand-printed with acrylic paint in Richard Woods studio.
The chairs, a Galerie VIVID edition of 18 + 2 AP, are sealed with a matt
lacquer and are numbered and signed.
are four different versions: a multicoloured , a white , a grey and a
purple chair. The chairs are simple in form, clear, like a child would
draw a chair and have
the well-known woodblock, hand printed patterns of Richard Woods. Of course,
the Logo chair is a functional piece of furniture, but also a statement
about how art, design and craft come together.
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 these Bent Wood Tables.