Object Rotterdam 2010
4 - 7 February 2010
At Object Rotterdam 2010, Rabih Hage Gallery will present a range of works from notable contemporary designers Karen Ryan, Johnny Swing, Rabih Hage, and Aki Kuroda.
For the third annual Object Rotterdam design fair, Rabih Hage will present a range of works by notable contemporary designers that bring into focus the current trend in contemporary design to treat the seat as a sculptural element.
Each of the chosen designers has his or her own unique approach to design, but collectively they all share an interest in the process of production, the use of unconventional materials, and the creation of narrative in their work.
The pieces on display each tell a story. From the old coins in Swing’s chairs, the industrial nails in Hage’s, and the intriguing form of Kuroda’s, to the discarded, second-hand parts of Ryan’s there is a certain biographic character to these works. They are all aesthetically interesting, sensorially stimulating, and intellectually provocative; One wants to walk around them, view them from all sides, and generally appreciate them as sculptural works, but one also wants to touch the nails, sit on the coins and interact with them each as pieces of furniture.