For Design monday this week we move to the wonderful world of Pablo Reinoso. Reinoso’s quirky soliloquy on the basic garden bench has enabled us to dream far beyond the conventions of everyday furniture. Reinoso is consumed by his exploration of the relationship between the seemingly static bench and it’s environ; how the twisted tangles grow in search of an organic attachment to their location. HI benches sell at art auctions and via the carpenter’s workshop in limited editions. Truly elevating design beyond simple function to art status.
*Photos are mine from a Sotheby’s installation at Sudely castle in England a few years back. The contrast of amazing contemporary pieces within the confines of an ancient british castle was truly amazing. More to come later ;)