Column Light BY Linde Freya Tangelder
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Rooted Flows: Solidified Reflections includes pieces made with bent metal and lost-wax casting of aluminium, which echo the designer’s interest in the Modernist tradition as well as the roots of European architecture. Modular and textured pieces, some in solid wood and glass, are a reference to the art of masonry and stone-cutting, and reveal the lightness and tactility in the designer’s approach.
In the work of designer Linde Freya Tangelder, founder of Antwerp based studio Destroyers/Builders, the structural and plastic syntax of architecture is broken down into its elements, only to be then recomposed and reimagined as objects of varying degree of utility. The literal building blocks of classical architecture — namely columns, pillars, vaults, architraves and so on — are isolated and used as the starting point for designing new shapes and volumes that pay tribute to the past and propel it into the future with contemporary sensibility. During her research in Turin, Tangelder collected numerous impressions of architectural features, landmarks, materials and the city, which were then reflected in a collection of objects created specially for the project. This process of capturing impressions and solidifying them in matter and form, prompted the title Rooted Flows: Solidified Reflections. Consisting of pieces made as one-offs or limited editions, the results of Tangelder’s residency in Turin can be interpreted both as architectural fragments and highly sculptural design essays — an ambiguity that takes them beyond their function as mere furnishings or decor items.
The project is the result of a collaboration between Linde Freya Tangelder, Carwan Gallery and IN Residence under the cultural patronage of Cassina. It features the publication of the designer’s first illustrated monographic book, written by Barbara Brondi and Marco Rainò and published by NERO Editions, and is presented alongside the designer’s body of work conceived in Turin during the residency program together with her first product designed for Cassina in a solo show at Carwan Gallery.
in / 44.5 x 9.8 x 8.3
cm / 113 x 25 x 21
€ 7.800,00 EUR ex. VAT
LEAD TIME 8 WEEKS
Linde Freya Tangelder
Within the works of Linde Freya Tangelder, founder of Antwerp based studio Destroyers/Builders, an interaction between the furniture pieces exists in an overarching inspiration; found in architectural elements, materials or building techniques.
Linde Freya Tangelder strives for sensory relevance and cultural value in detail and on a larger scale. The works have a sculptural and architectural character, and balance between contemporary and traditional elements.
Inspired by architectural shapes, the furniture pieces highlight the field between industry and human, through diverse materials. Constructions are scaled down to human sizes, and translations result into sculptural gestures.
Both low and high end materials get re-valued, reconsidered and transformed. The interventions and finishes by hand, give these architectural objects a tactile aspect. The contrast in materials, the touchability, and the human traces that are still visible in the object, explain the method of Linde Freya Tangelder.