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    EDITION launch at Sydney Contemporary

    Bold, audacious and rebellious, yet this is art for everyday delight. Art for Life.

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    News - 21.09.2018

    The EDITION Collection celebrates artists, designers and creative visionaries who’ve never paid attention to what others think. Their pieces need no words; they are their own statement, sensory experiences created by inspirational individuals continually pushing artistic and creative boundaries. Bold, audacious and rebellious, yet this is art for everyday delight. Art for Life.

    Each year Sydney Contemporary welcomes galleries from around the pacific rim alongside an ambitious five-day program that includes curated exhibitons, ground-breaking installations, engaging panel discusions, experimental video art as well as Sydney's hottest restaurants, making it the perfect platform to launch EDITION. This year’s Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (13 to 16 September) provided an exclusive opportunity for art and design admirers and collectors to be among the first in Australia to view the new, limited-edition and collectible pieces by the most revolutionary and forward-thinking designers.

    The EDITION installation featured some of the most rare and iconic pieces of deisgn.

    Panton Glow and Panton Chrome - Instantly recognisable as an iconic piece of 1960s furniture design, the Panton chair, fashioned from a single piece of cantilevered plastic, has been radiantly reborn for a new century with the Panton Glow. Five layers of phosphorescent varnish, meticulously applied by hand, absorb daylight to emit a mesmerising blue glow when the lights go down. Impossible not to be hypnotised, dining the in the dark becomes a stellar experience.

    Das Pop - Inspired partially by the fine art traditions of the Surrealists, partially by the Vorticists, and partially by the Post-Impressionist traditions of primitivism, Maarten Baas’ Das Pop Lighting seems to tease us with the imminence of springing to life and scurrying away. But fear not, while boasting a sense of the potential for animated movement, this lamp won’t have you running about. Instead, its blown glass form belies its paradoxically robust delicacy. Evoking Giacomo Balla’s play with movement and stillness in Dynamism Of A Dog on A Leash (1912), the Das Pop Floor Lamp removes the static passivity from contemporary design to instead herald a new age of interaction and inter-reaction in form and composition.

    Radiant Cactus and Another Green CactusThe iconic cactus coat rack in original condition was designed in 1972. (marked #490/2000), Gufram Multiples ’86. The Gufram Cactus is included in several museum collections around the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Pompidou de Paris, and Tate Museum London, and documented in a number of publications on decorative arts from the 20th century. It is made from polyurethane, lacquered with a green ‘Guflac’ finish.

    Surface Table - First Edition sculptures by Sydney/Blue Mountains based sculptor, Morgan Shimeld. Shimeld's work is primarily concerned with the aesthetic and theoretical concepts of modernist architecture and design. His pieces, characterised by attention to structure and form, incorporates cast, welded and fabricated bronze and steel. His practice is informed by the art movements of Minimalism, Formalism and Geometric Abstraction. 

    Red Monkey SIde Table - The Red Monkey Side Table (Marked #4 of 25) declares that humour need not eschew functionality. Whether indoors our out, the table’s architectonic concrete offers Hayon the perfect material to translate his signature whimsy into new and innovative forms.

    Surface TableInspired by Formula 1 racing, the aerodynamic form of the Surface Table articulates the stark, functional minimalism of contemporary design. A collaborative effort from furniture designer Terence Woodgate and Formula 1 driver John Barnard, the Surface Table pushes the materiality of carbon fibre to a new degree of confident solidity with an unbelievably sleek aspect ratio. Through borrowing from the material innovation of motorsport technology and the aesthetic of modern racing, Woodgate finds the “reflection in the finish extraordinary in its own right.” Start your engines.

    More highlights of the collection can now be viewed on the new dedicated EDITION website, and on Instagram at @edition.collection

    Select pieces can be viewed in the Living Edge Sydney showroom.

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