Design 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 'animated' form.
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.

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Artist 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 York.
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 world.

Sebastian 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.