Design Miami update: Our earlier post on new work shown at the temporary Moss Gallery in the Design District has been very popular, so here are some more pieces from the new Moss catalogue. Technorati Profile
First up is Studio Job's extraordinary Perished collection of furniture featuring animal skeletons hand-inlaid in macassar ebony and bird's eye maple.
The work is not strictly new as it was shown at Dilmos in Milan earlier this year, but the original one-offs have now been produced in a limited edition of six pieces.
Shown here (above) are Job's Perished screen, bench and table.
Boym's Ultimate Art Collection turns the design-as-art trend on its head, instead adapting art masterpieces as furniture.
Here (above) we show The Chair (Mars and Venus), based on Veronese's "Mars and Venus United by Love", and a bench which the Moss catalogue describes as being derived from Fragonard's painting "The Swing", which it plainly isn't.
Italian newcomer Massimiliano Adami, whom Murray Moss spotted at Salone Satellite in Milan last year, showed a couple of his Fossils Moderni shelving pieces (above) made of trash set in polyurethane foam.
The Moss Gallery show at Design Miami was called "LIVE! From Our Studios" and presented monumental, limited edition pieces from eight designers whose work can broadly be described as "industrial craft", mixing elements of hand production and manufacture and displaying highly expressive qualities.