Monday, June 6, 2011


Compare and contrast the relationship between two works in the same room..... I wonder why thought that was a good idea when I mentioned it to Eric yesterday. However I really got in to it. The two that i choose are right next to one another and are done by the same designers. Demakersvan is a dutch design company made up of two brothers and one other. The company name, Demakersvan, literally translates to "the makers of...." and that really sums it up for them, because at first look you dont really know what to make of what it is your looking at. Then taking a closer look you can start to put it all together and make some connections.
I was first drawn to the table that really stads out as the warmest object in the room and the fact that it is furniture. Then wat really caught my eye was that it was constructed in serial planes and with ply-wood. I immedieatly began to question how the would have put this together and dove in to picking it appart. If you look at the first photo you may notice the negative outline of an ornate table. It looks as though the outline of this table is getting pulled through space and getting transformed in to a different outline of a table, which is facing the wall so I did not get a shot of it.

I soon began to question the piece.

Is this a table?
Or is this the absence of table?
Is this about the metamorphosis?
What does the material mean?
Is it about the outline of at 17th century table made out of plywood?
Is it the shroud that carries the image?
Dose the absence of table create a table?
Is this trying to represent the shift from 17th century furniture to 18th century furniture?
food for thoughts....

The fence is also by Demakersvan and was made before the "table" was. first thing that poped in to my head "thats pretty" and i thought that It was going to be super awesome because it looks like they just cut the fence in a few places and then wove it all together with the existing wire from the same fence. But it was not that amazing because there is just not enough wire to make the design that they did. still very cool. but Immediately I questioned this one.

Is this still a fence?
Could this be seen as an urban green wall?
Is this making fun of green walls?
Grey wall? haha
Ss this sculpture?

so whats the missing link?

These works are very connected and in actuality they reveal the style of the group, or the intent of their firm. both work are utilizing a common, urban material, and playing with the idea of its purpose. which is soo significant because we have been so ingrained with this idea of what something is used for, like a fence. All a fence is supposed to do is divide this space form that space and they flip in on its head. They turn a simple wire fence and weave a beautiful flower pattern, looks like an orchid. The same thing happens with the table. This common material is representing something so beautiful and ornate, rare, prized and treasured.
There is also the repetition that his happening within each, The material of the fence has its own pattern and so does the "side grain" of ply-wood. each is shown as a major element of the works. Also the organic flower and the patterning that happens with in it can be translated to the organic flowage of the transition points in the table.
These two works really got me thinking about how I can create more interest in my work and im very excited to put these thoughts to use.

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