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Chris Wolston Explores Materiality + Abstraction in His Newest Exhibition at Casa Perfect

11.04.21 | By
Chris Wolston Explores Materiality + Abstraction in His Newest Exhibition at Casa Perfect
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The Future Perfect, a contemporary gallery founded by David Alhadeff, has just unveiled its latest exhibition at Casa Perfect, its Los Angeles outpost in Beverly Hills. Featuring new works by designer and sculptor Chris Wolston, Temperature’s Rising is a fantasy come to life, a compilation of 21 original works that explore materiality and abstraction through chairs, tables, loungers, and other furniture pieces. Wolson continues to expand his unique style of using fiber materials to weave anthropomorphic forms and silhouettes while also experimenting with metallurgy using bronze, brass, and copper metals.

metal table

lounger

Temperature’s Rising is an amalgamation of different inspirational sources, from the Andes Mountains in Western Colombia to Spanish modernism. The human elements of his pieces gives a sense of familiarity while reframing your perspective of the whimsical possibilities of furniture. Wolston explains:

I’m fascinated by the large-scale, gestural patterns that make up our world. The past year has thrown the beauty and fragility of our lives into sharp relief. Temperature’s Rising dually celebrates the essential elements of our world and encourages you to think differently about the objects you see everyday.

lounger

metal and wicker vessel

fiber and wicker vessel

The collection includes Wolston’s first-ever standing mirror, seating woven from ethically sourced 100% Colombian wicker, a rattan sofa that upcycles animal hides, and a one-of-a-kind vessel that combines wicker and metal.

standing mirror

dining chair

dining chair

dining chair

dining chair

sofa

sofa

pendant light

metal table

metal table

wicker cabinet

wicker cabinet

dining table

dining table set

metal table

fire screen

metal and wicker vessel

metal lamp

Temperature’s Rising is on view from November 3 through December 2021 at Casa Perfect LA by appointment only.

Vy Yang enjoys contributing to Design Milk, playing fetch with her goldendoodle Conan, and occasionally writing on her blog It’s After Five, her creative outlet to let loose on after she has left her regular 9-to-5 for the day.