Ousia Throne & Textile Work (special edition)
Installation by Sizar Alexis, Sinar Alexis and Nathalie Van der Massen. Price incl textile work - Unique. Throne and Ottoman are available without textile work. Please contact us for more information.
Burned Pine, Cotton, Polyamide, Polyester - 2022
113x42x48cm + 28x28x48cm
This work was part of a duo solo exhibition with Nathalie Van der Massen by ATELIER ECRU GALLERY in November 2022, Ghent, Belgium.
Van der Massen and Alexis' works share a serenity, tactility and geometry. Although they work with completely different materials - Van der Massen uses textiles, Alexis wood - they find each other in a shared love and respect for heritage and craftsmanship.
From this perspective, the new work they created together can be seen as a contemporary interpretation of a traditional utensil: the thrones of ancient Mesopotamia. In Mesopotamia's civilisation, the throne or kursi symbolised the divine or its representative - such as a king - which meant that only people in authority were entitled to it.
The design is based on the Ousia collection by Sizar Alexis and his sister, consisting of a chair and a stool inspired by the furniture of the Mesopotamia civilization. The chair is covered with a unique textile work by Van der Massen, overlaying on the chair and giving it almost an extra skin or armour. The result is a piece full of contractions: black and white; sculptural yet fragile.
With this collaboration, both designers are taking a step back to the essence of their practices: matter - common and uncommon - formed the connection and inspiration for the collaboration.
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