16 highlights of the Collectible Salon 2021
The blurred line between art and design again crosses new frontiers with Collection lounge, a new platform for the digital exhibition of 21st century objects from May 28 to 30. Presented by Brussels fair Collectible, the limited-time online event – the first in a series – connects art and design collectors with galleries and artists. Emerging and confirmed talents are at the origin of unique and limited edition pieces. Alongside the virtual event, virtual conferences and in-person exhibitions will also take place in the Belgian capital. From a coat rack reminiscent of stalagmites to a whale-shaped wardrobe to a stool channeling stacked macaroons, here are 16 highlights from this year’s fair.
1. Dolly by Vadim Kibardin
The stacked print of the limited edition Dolly armchair from Vadim Kibardin, which is part of his Handmade Paper furniture collection, is created from a combination of recycled cardboard and black paper. Going through Mia Karlova Gallery.
2. Untitled by Abigail Ozora Simpson
Coarse hand-rolled pink sandstone clay fired at high temperature forms clay, cement and wood Untitled. Reminiscent of a totem pole, the seven foot tall sculpture is one of a kind by Abigail Ozora Simpson Going through Modern Shapes Gallery.
3. Surfaced by Sho Ota
4. Gradient Small Bench by Philipp Aduatz
Experimentation in the new manufacturing technology of 3D concrete printing by an Austrian manufacturer Incremental3d gave birth to Gradient Bench Small by Philipp aduatz. The limited edition 3D printed concrete piece is reinforced with steel. The dye is applied during the printing process for an innovative solution to reduce time and waste. “For many years, I have been obsessed with the concept of a gradient that reflects for me elegance and harmony,” explains the designer.
5. Cabinet with Pierre (Thulite) by Pierre De Valck
A stone fragment estimated to be 280 million years old is a striking part of the cabinet made by hand with stone (Thulite) by Pierre De Valck. Discovered in the Trolltunga mountain range in Norway, the large naturally shiny pink Thulite stone separates the two 28-inch-high oxidized and waxed aluminum cabinets. This unique signed piece is the first in a series called Pieces with Stone.
6. Y by Koen van Guijze
A tribute to the Memphis Design movement, the Y pendant in colored lacquered aluminum by Koen van Guijze is partly suspended candelabra, partly sculpture. It is produced in a limited series of 10 copies.
7. Hard whale by Xavier Lust
Earth’s Hugeest Mammal Sits Behind the Hard Whale Aluminum Tilted Cabinet by Xavier lust. Its patina is reminiscent of the reflection of water on the skin of a whale or of clouds on a stormy day.
8. Stool by TAKK
Stool in wax and plastic flowers locked in time by TAKK. Going through Camp Design Gallery.
9. Chair and bench by Supertoys Supertoys
Chair and bench – two-piece limited edition of Supertoys Supertoys– pushing the boundaries of traditional furnishing objects with a plethora of feet. Each has eight.
10. Macaron by Cristian Andersen
Cristian Andersen captured the soft hues of the almond flour cookie in its Macaron stool, rendered in polyurethane, pigments, concrete and cork. Each piece in the series is signed and unique. Going through Floor projects.
11. PPC-DH by Théophile Blandet and Donna Huanca
The raw pigment powder is housed in the plastic frame of the PPC-DH. Released in eight limited edition pieces, the chair is from Théophile Blandet and Donna Huanca in collaboration with Peres projects and Functional Art Gallery, Berlin.
12. Lunair wall lamp by Filip Janssens
Celebrating imperfection, Filip Janssens preserves the jagged edges of reclaimed white Carrara marble with his magnetic Lunair Applique wall light. The natural surface of the lamp is illuminated by an integrated LED strip. Going through Open Scene Gallery.
13. Path n ° 4 by Ara Thorose
A continuous bending cylinder forms the striking shape of the Path No. 4 rubber and steel chair by Macaw thorose. “It’s a first look at an ongoing series that explores divergent paths towards a common destination,” notes the designer.
14. Jazzburry Jam by OrtaMiklos
The striking degraded raspberry hue of OrtaMiklos Jazzburry Jam, a 32-inch tall cardboard and wood paste light sculpture, is captured from a combination of acrylic paint and UV lacquer. Going through Functional art gallery.
15. Baptiste Comte monolith
Each clay vase from Monolith, a collection of Baptiste Comte, channels a unique expression of form and tactility.
16. Blue Spill by Aaron Blendowski
Aaron Blendowski Pushed the limits of pigment for Blue Spill, a mirror with a frame made from sand, resin and fiberglass reinforced gypsum plywood. Part of the Voyager series, the mirror slides its blue hue from layers of blue-tinted resin, clear glass and mirror.