For this year’s Salon Art + Design, Etage Projects commissioned exclusive works by Sabine Marcelis, Guillermo Santoma, Fredrik Paulsen and Soft Baroque to create a contemporary interior that celebrates the colors and lifestyle of the modern city and post-digital existence.
Neon rings circle shells of deep amber glass for the Chandelier by Sabine Marcelis. The sculptural tall mirrors are held up by the Dutch designer’s signature candy resin blocks. Guillermo Santoma’s freewheeling and eloquent style manifests itself in a lush cream sofa, juxtaposing the two-sided chaperone chair structure with a super modern amorphous form in rubber. Fredrik Paulsen’s side table and console turn the spotlight on a brand new and unique technique that combines anodized aluminum with his signature rainbow tie-dye.
Soft Baroque features crushed and black nickel-plated side table and vase/lamps, playing with ideas about stereotypes in gender aesthetics, material expectations, and shifting values. Black nickel finish on the exhaust pipes, deformed by hand and the hammer, meets the softer touch of flowers. A remote controlled, color changing LED light allows the user to browse through a spectrum of colored flowers resting in the vase. The tube references a parametric, digitally rendered surface, but is made in a forceful and chaotic process.