Massimiliano Moro, Simple Coincidences, 2020. Wood, aluminium, plexyglass, LEDs, motor, 135 × 17 × 22 cm

This week we’re highlighting some designs from Intersect 21.

Imago Galleries

Randy Polumbo, Love Stream, N/A. Blown Glass, LEDs, Electronics, Metal Airstream
Randy Polumbo, Love Stream, N/A. Blown Glass, LEDs, Electronics, Metal Airstream

Commissioned installation for vintage airstream.

Edward Cella Art and Architecture

Brad Miller, 2020-21, 2020. Porcelain, 41.9 × 41.9 × 5.7 cm
Brad Miller, 2020-21, 2020. Porcelain, 41.9 × 41.9 × 5.7 cm

Brad Miller’s abstract, mixed-media paintings, digital prints, sculptures, ceramics and lithographs express the physical properties of organic systems. “Constantly reconfiguring nature’s most persistent ordering systems is central to my work,” he says. “Close packing, cracking, dendritic systems and spirals are a few of these familiar images.” Regularly improvising during the process of creating work, he plays on the tension between order and disorder in the natural world, in works that engage colour, line, and surface. Miller is not interested in mimesis alone, rather experimenting with a variety of image-making techniques, often unsure of what the final image will look like.

Khak Gallery

Mandana Moghaddam, untitled, 2014. Mirror, 120 × 80 × 4 cm
Mandana Moghaddam, untitled, 2014. Mirror, 120 × 80 × 4 cm

Mandana Moghaddam’s work covers themes such as alienation, communication and gender. Working with these themes, Moghaddam creates works that attempt to bridge cultural boundaries, inspire intercultural dialogue, and memorialise oftentimes contentious aspects of Iranian life.

Al-Tiba9 Contemporary Art

Massimiliano Moro, Simple Coincidences, 2020. Wood, aluminium, plexyglass, LEDs, motor, 135 × 17 × 22 cm
Massimiliano Moro, Simple Coincidences, 2020. Wood, aluminium, plexyglass, LEDs, motor, 135 × 17 × 22 cm

A white circle marks the threshold of the projection, while straight lines constantly break it. Two main shadows, a full yellow and an apparently empty one rotate and expand in the space establishing a dialogue with the surroundings. The projection becomes volumetric while creating a constructivist inspired aesthetics.

Le LAB

Nayef Francis, Loop Chair. Powder coated steel, oxidized steel, plated brass, or rose gold with fabric or leather
Nayef Francis, Loop Chair. Powder coated steel, oxidized steel, plated brass, or rose gold with fabric or leather
Georges Mohasseb, Shoe Shina, The Shoe Shine Box. This retro chick shoe shine box becomes a useful piece of art. Made of brass and solid wood, 41.9 × 61 × 30.5 cm
Georges Mohasseb, Shoe Shina, The Shoe Shine Box. This retro chick shoe shine box becomes a useful piece of art. Made of brass and solid wood, 41.9 × 61 × 30.5 cm

Georges Mohasseb is renowned for his celebration of raw and organic materials, as displayed in his walnut and brushed-and-polished brass modular shoe-shine box. The designer revisits this traditional object to return it back to the contemporary household.

Anastasia Nysten, Troll Chair. Solid oak wood, textile and mixed padding, 78.7 × 78.7 × 65 cm
Anastasia Nysten, Troll Chair. Solid oak wood, textile and mixed padding, 78.7 × 78.7 × 65 cm

The Troll chair was primarily conceived for generous comfort. Deconstructivism marries amorphic softness as the wooden structure acts as the skeleton for loosely stacked pillows. Its malleable anatomy naturally yields to each person’s posture. Troll Seating collection is a veritable flock of creature comforts.

Nada Debs, Crafted Pebble Seat, 2020. Solid Mahogany back and velvet upholstered base, 65.2 × 58 × 72 cm
Nada Debs, Crafted Pebble Seat, 2020. Solid Mahogany back and velvet upholstered base, 65.2 × 58 × 72 cm

Nada Debs’ unique practice blends cultural languages that at first seem incompatible: the minimalist refinement of Japan (the Far East) and the ornamentation of the Middle East.

Richard Yasmine, After Ego Collection, N/A. Foam, lightweight concrete plaster and acrylic
Richard Yasmine, After Ego Collection, N/A. Foam, lightweight concrete plaster and acrylic

After Ego is Yasmine’s hybrid collection inspired by the metaphorical Postmodernism/ Memphis movement with a twist of graceful Art Deco lines assorted to monolithic Brutalism sobriety. Always trying to promote exactly how using simple lines can create an infinite range of objects, constantly thoughtful and minimal.

Hala Matta, Untitled. Stoneware, glazed and raku fired at 1,000 degrees Celsius, 30.5 cm
Hala Matta, Untitled. Stoneware, glazed and raku fired at 1,000 degrees Celsius, 30.5 cm

Intersect is on view on Artsy until the 15th of March.

The information is extracted from the press releases of the galleries.

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