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R & Company Presents Sebastian ErraZuriz’s Breaking the Box

01.28.19 | By
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Just last week, New York City-based R & Company opened Breaking the Box, a solo exhibition featuring new work by artist and designer Sebastian ErraZuriz. The curated show features some of ErraZuriz’s new designs in his Mechanical Cabinet series which double as functional pieces of art. Known for thinking outside the box, ErraZuriz continues creating these cabinets and boxes that challenge people’s perceptions of how they operate based on cultural norms. The pieces appear to be simple at first but viewers are encouraged to discover the unusual ways they open and expand by interacting with them, thereby “breaking the box” of convention.

Fan Cabinet

ErraZuriz’s modular cabinets, credenzas, and boxes come together through a combination of traditional woodworking techniques and advanced technology that allow the components to rotate, spin, and evolve into new forms that always surprise.

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Fan Cabinet

Fan Cabinet

Magistral Chest

Magistral Chest

Magistral Chest

Grand Complication Cabinet

Grand Complication Cabinet

Grand Complication Cabinet

Grand Complication Cabinet

Grand Complication Cabinet

Kaleidoscope Cabinet

Kaleidoscope Cabinet

Kaleidoscope Cabinet

Spin Cabinet

Spin Cabinet

Spin Cabinet

Spin Cabinet

Bird Chandelier

Also on display is the playful Bird Chandelier, which will hang in R & Company’s 40-foot atrium gallery space. The sculpture features a hundred taxidermy birds that appear frozen in time yet still alive, calling life and death into question.

Bird Chandelier

Bird Chandelier

Breaking the Box is on display until March 8th, 2019 at R & Company, 64 White Street, New York, NY 10013.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.