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Form follows beauty’ exemplifies that in the Niemeyer universe, it is enough for furniture and design to be merely comfortable and beautiful.
Visit us at Design Miami / Basel , booth G25, to see the forms combined between Pedro Reyes and Oscar Niemeyer, merging ancient and modern sources.
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For the thirteenth edition of Design Miami /Basel, we are introducing the beauty of form, with a selection of remarkable pieces of furniture by Oscar Niemeyer, as well a new series by contemporary Mexican artist Pedro Reyes. Find us on booth G25

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Oscar Niemeyer is all about the curves—in his buildings, which test the limits of engineering—to his fluid furniture designs, which are at once avant-garde, refined, casual, and comfortable.
Furniture design, for Niemeyer, was a late development, born out of a desire to reinterpret his own interiors—but it was an organic and evolved decision to pick up the pencil and draw furniture to be produced. For Niemeyer, it was never a program-pushing motivation—it grew out of style and desire for change.
Always looking deeper into the nature of things, by the 1970s, it’s not surprising that Niemeyer’s attention turned to furniture design. Niemeyer was ready for the challenge: sumptuous chaises, massive yet ethereal chairs and ottomans, and commanding tables replaced the “default” furniture that he had practically employed. His point-of-view was a complimentary combination of Brazilian baroque (seen on the Marquesa bench) and sleek international modernism, as seen on the floor version seating with ottoman.
Find his most iconic designs at Design Miami / Basel, booth G25.

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“In sculpture, form is meaning. That’s a liberating thing. It’s not that sculpture is the illustration of an idea, but rather that the formal aspects of a work make up the experience of it and the meaning within it.” Pedro Reyes studied architecture but considers himself a Sculptor, although his works integrate elements of theater, psychology and activism.
He introduces his new series of furniture inspired in his Mexican roots.
This piece, along with other rare new contemporary works by Pedro Reyes, is a part of Side Gallery design collection and will be on view on the occasion of Design Miami/Basel 2018, from June 12 to 18 at the Booth G-25.

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Originally designed for the Casa das Canoas in Rio, his family home, brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer produced the round dinning table model “Mesa redonda” in 1971. This table, as most of their works, combines perfectly the minimalism and organic forms. “Niemeyer said about the house: “My concern was to project the residence freely and to adapt it to the unevenness of the field without modification, making it into curves, so the vegetation could enter them without separation or departure from the straight line.””
This piece, along with other rare works by Oscar Niemeyer, is a part of Side Gallery design collection and will be on view on the occasion of Design Miami/Basel 2018, from June 12 to 18 at the Booth G-25.

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Tripod is Reyes new series produced exclusively for Side Gallery.
The collection is based on tribal objects, which in pre columbian times, had three legs. This was based on the fact that surfaces weren’t usually even and a lot of stability was needed within the objects to be able to use them.
Reyes created this series of furniture using three legs and only volcanic stone as its main element, resonating between ancient and modern bases. The tribal series finds its inspiration in the classic mortar and pester shape from the classic Mexican Mocaljete.
This piece, along with other rare new contemporary works by Pedro Reyes, is a part of Side Gallery design collection and will be on view on the occasion of Design Miami/Basel 2018, from June 12 to 18 at the Booth G-25.

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Beginning in 1970, Niemeyer, in collaboration with his daughter Ana Maria, began producing furniture, based on a Swedish technique using plywood and glue to create curved forms. By creating their own furniture, they were able to harmonize the design of the building with furniture that actually fit the spaces, rather than losing the room design to the furnishings. The duo typically used natural materials including leather, straw and wood, though their first design was of metal, as seen on his first piece designed by them, “the Alta easy chair” and its footrest.

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This chair is a unique design carved in volcanic stone, a material that is both an integral part of Mexico City’s landscape and also deeply connected with the diet of its inhabitants, since this material has been used for millennia to grind corn, in metates and molcajetes, artifacts carved on lava stone. Reyes’s designed this chair inspired in a Molcajete, a traditional Mexican mortar, resonating with both modern and ancient sources.
This piece, along with other new contemporary works by Pedro Reyes, is a part of Side Gallery design collection and will be on view on the occasion of Design Miami/Basel 2018, from June 12 to 18 at the Booth G-25.

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The Niemeyer most important design was the "Rio", a chaise longue designed in 1970 for his personal use. Using the curves favored by Niemeyer, reminiscent of the coastline of his native Brazil and the figure of a woman, the frame was made of three curved elements to give balance and create the structure of the chair. The main support allowed the chair to rock and provided balance, while the smaller elements braced the head and foot of the seat. The shaped plywood was stained with black lacquer and the cylindrical headrest affixed by two cords was made of black leather. Tensioned wicker of woven natural cane stretched over the frame to form the seat of the rocker. The chair did not go into production until 1978, when it was made in Brazil at the Tendo plant.
This piece, along with other rare works by Oscar Niemeyer, is a part of Side Gallery design collection and will be on view on the occasion of Design Miami/Basel 2018, from June 12 to 18 at the Booth G-25.

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Dissatisfied with some interior design of a few of his buildings, Niemeyer decided to collaborate with his own daughter Anna Maria in creating furniture in 1971 while living in France. Their first outcome was the Alta chair, which was pretty much an experiment: originally featuring metal plates as structure, they've encountered manufacturing issues, specially in Brazil.The final model, already used in his Parisian Communist Party Headquarters, was build with laminated wood, which would be widely used in their next designs.
This piece, along with other rare works by Oscar Niemeyer, is a part of Side Gallery design collection and will be on view on the occasion of Design Miami/Basel 2018, from June 12 to 18 at the Booth G-25.

#love #art #design #miami #basel #oscarniemeyer #designmiami #designmiamibasel

Oscar Niemeyer's seminal architecture is famous for breaking up the dictatorial character of functionalism and introducing the beauty of curved and asymmetric forms. His work was inextricably linked to the progress of reinforced concrete technology. This new material gave him freedom; he was able to present new and unique ideas, far from classical or neo-classical inspiration. His furniture design is reminiscent of his architecture, drawing heavily on sinuous forms, delicate curves and Brazilian identity.
This piece, along with other rare works by Oscar Niemeyer, are a part of Side Gallery design collection and will be on view on the occasion of Design Miami/Basel 2018, from June 12 to 18 at the Booth G-25.

#love art #design #miami #basel #oscarniemeyer #designmiami #designmiamibasel

As a sculptor, Pedro Reyes (b. 1972, Mexico City) has won international attention for large-scale projects that address current social and political issues. This new design project, Tripod series, produced specifically for Side Gallery is based in Mexican tribal objects. Most pottery and stone artifacts from pre columbian times had three legs. Unless you had an even surface as a floor, one leg would be loose, and great stability was needed. Reyes takes this principle into these modern designs.
The material Reyes employs in these sculptures further the careful attention to ancestry. Volcanic stone is an integral role in the shaping of Mexico’s landscape and its deep connection to the diet of its inhabitants, used for millennia to grind corn in metates and molcajetes, the traditional Mexican version of the mortar and pestle.
This piece, along with other new contemporary works by Pedro Reyes, is a part of Side Gallery design collection and will be on view on the occasion of Design Miami/Basel 2018, from June 12 to 18 at the Booth G-25.

#love #art #design #miami #basel #pedroreyes #designmiami #designmiamibasel

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