Colour challenge: Libby Sellers follows new thread

11 : 06 : 2013 Design Miami : Libby Sellers : Basel

Basel – London-based Gallery Libby Sellers is exhibiting an eclectic collection of work at Design Miami/ Basel that explores the properties of colour and pigment through unique methods.

‘I was inspired by David Bachelor’s book Chromophobia, which focuses on the fear of colour,’ gallery owner Libby Sellers tells LS:N Global. ‘I wanted to challenge the concept of colour in the domestic environment.’

The imaginative Kaleido-metric collection includes edible spun sugar glassware by Fernando Laposse that emulates the delicate marbled appearance of Murano glass, and specially commissioned work by Royal College of Art graduate Anton Alvarez. 

Alvarez has designed an installation of colourful primitive furniture crafted through his Thread Wrapping Machine, which binds thread and adhesive to bond joints together. The hues of Alvarez’s thread-wrapped pieces were created in response to the colour palette of the rest of the gallery’s vibrant collection for Design Miami/ Basel. 

For more on Alvarez’s work see our London Design Festival ones to watch feature in our Shows section. 

LS:N Global is reporting live from Design Miami/ Basel this week. For more highlights from the show, see our preview, and keep an eye on our Seed section.

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