Armchair_The Beauty of Distortion

by Dorian Renard Netherlands

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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 80x107x92
Unique Pieces Material : Acrylic
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Handmade, acrylic armchair from the collection “The Beauty of Distortion”.

The Beauty of Distortion is a study on how our prejudices about materials can be altered through subversive use of crafting techniques, which melt, blow, stretch, and bend what we think the material is into a new, elegant distortion of what it could also be. A new notion of beauty, one that is alluringly twisted, warped, and bent, instead of industrially morose.

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Weight 13 kg
Dimensions 85 × 113 × 97 cm
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Dorian Renard

Dorian Renard is a french designer based in Eindhoven, Netherlands. He developed a practice that oscillates between a fascination for materials and their mediated meanings. ⁠⁠Through a sculptural and experimental approach freely seeking the limits of the material, Dorian’s work challenges our perception of materiality in a sensitive yet conscious way. Driven by an exploration of the subversive use of crafting techniques, he has developed a distinct language that bears the signs of being shaped by human hands. It\'s during is graduation show in 2019 from the Design Academy of Eindhoven that he presented for the first time his collection : The Beauty of Distortion By showing how materials (acrylic) can be altered through subversive use of crafting techniques, which melt, blow, stretch and bend what we think the material is into a new, elegant distortion of what it could also be : A new notion of beauty, one that is alluringly twisted, warped and bent instead of industrially morose.

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Presenting “PROXIMITY”, a collection created in collaboration with Southern Sweden Design Days showcasing a selection of new work from ten designers and studios. As a whole, the collection contemplates the notion of proximity, interconnection, and belonging. Whether through contemporary references to traditional crafts techniques; the use of locally sourced materials such as wool, lichen, steel, and wood; or playful visualisations of the notion itself, the selected pieces illustrate the importance of closeness, interconnection, and kinship in uncertain times. Featuring pieces by Andrea Santivanez, Andréason & Leibel, Ebba Lindgren, Förstberg Ling, Jóna Berglind Stefánsdóttir, Lab La Bla, Lisa Darland, Louise Hederström, Moa Lönn, and Studio M. Organised by Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden, Southern Sweden Design Days is an annual event currently in its second edition, which highlights sustainability, collaboration, development, and innovation in design. This year’s theme, as described by the event organisers, “[reflects] on the notion of being close – the connection between people, cities, countries, species, professions, etc”. The physical exhibition of “PROXIMITY” will take place at Lokstallarna, Södra Bulltoftavägen 51, 212 22 Malmö from 19 - 22 May 2022.