Floored: New installation explores flooring, textiles

19.10.2009 London : Established & Sons : Shay Alkalay

London – Established & Sons is hosting a new installation by Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer for the Frieze Art Fair. ‘Wall to Wall’, the flooring installation, will see the floor of the furniture manufacturer’s St James space covered in an oiled oak herringbone parquet stained in different colours by the designers. The fantasy-like mosaic – boasting shades of Dreamtelligent design – is akin to a tightly woven knitted garment.

‘Shay and Yael’s use of immediately understandable language and material allows us to access this installation conceptually and aesthetically at a first glance,’ says Alasdhair Willis, CEO of Established & Sons. ‘Questions are then raised after time spent with the pieces, as to why the chaotic breakdown of pattern from the controlled knitted design to the random spattered nature at the front of the installation occurs.’

'Wall to Wall' by Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer 'Wall to Wall' by Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer
'Wall to Wall' by Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer 'Wall to Wall' by Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer
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