Exposición de Bienes
for Mayrit Bienal & Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
Exposición de Bienes offers an opportunity to engage with the disparity between conventional presentations of decorative arts objects and their ordinary roles in the lives of people. It acts as a commercial foil to the existing infrastructure of the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas in Madrid; consisting of a functioning open-air antiques market which has been curated to correspond to the museum’s collection. Visitors are encouraged to visit the museum and the market in any order they wish, and to take something home. By juxtaposing these infrastructures, we hope to give prominence to the fundamental nature of the objects in the collection: that they were made to be used.
Bird Pavilions are two studies on the ways in which our lives and natural behaviors imprint on one another. Both are structures for indifferent avian audiences, which—whether by our influence or by sheer convenience—have come to rely on some sort of human intervention to sustain them.
Commissioned by Kvadrat and curator Jeffrey Bernett for the Kvadrat Febrik 2020 Knit! Design Project, Living Room is a reinterpretation of the family table. Informed by the history of seating in the Middle East, it was imagined as a place where one might gather for tea or to play cards.
The project is currently exhibited at the Kvadrat headquarters in Ebeltoft, Denmark. At present, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition is available to view digitally.
A bath collection for the heritage Italian company Zucchetti.Kos, relating washbasins and consoles to their everyday foundations. The gentle curvature in the washbasin is modeled after a prototypical soup bowl, the bowl being a grandfather to the modern sink, and interior platforms provide space for soap bars or bath accessories. The supporting shelf, a direct reference to the steel I-beam, highlights the structural strength of this common shape with minimal embellishment, emphasizing its ordinary beauty.
An extension of the Barbican Trolley, Barbican Play is a shorter, more adaptable work cart for the ever-transforming home or office. Designed at a convenient height, the cart easily slides underneath one’s desk and can be accessed by way of a hollow handle meant to be grasped from either the top or the bottom. Three tiers provide a hierarchy of space: a “cargo-hold” at the bottom for larger items, a middle tier for books and accessories, and a low top tray that can accommodate pens, pencils, and office supplies.