Belgian designer Sebastien Wiernick has been pushing the envelope in modern furniture design with his sculptural installations since 2002. Made of winding and warping polyethylene tubes that seem to have a mind of their own, his pieces have graced temporary exhibits as well as found a home in more permanent settings such as cafes and public spaces.
Temporary installation at Into Art&Furniture, Berlin, Germany
A theme that seems to be constant, however, is the idea of opening a space up to wider interaction with its participants through playful, thoughtful movement captured in design. Reminiscent of a roller coaster, his pieces wind up and down, into and around each other to completely utilize all aspects of the space and engender a sweeping feeling of velocity and motion. What results is a kind of neo-futuristic, half-alive kind of installation, beckoning the user to take part and become a part of its microcosm.
Temporary installation in Marseille, France
At Tokyo Eat in Paris, France
Into Art&Furniture photos are by Frank Seehausen, all others are by Sebastien Normand.
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