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new surrealism November 20, 2008

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(Table with bird’s legs by Meret Oppenheim, 1939.)

No, surrealism is not only a trend of the 1930’s. It is still around us! Just take a look at the work of Pharrell Williams or Fabio Novembre. And there are many more examples.

Vladi Rapaport, an Ucrainian designer who just graduated from the Utrecht School of the Arts (Netherlands) makes surprising, figurative but still functional pieces of furniture. You can see his Vanitas collection also at the Design Huis during the exhibition Talents 2008 (selection of more than 100 design graduation works from 50 academies all over the Europe). Here is the skull chair, brain seat and a spine lamp. Vladi is not taking the easy way to work with erotic human body shapes. Instead he adds some deeper meaning and historical connotation to his furniture.vanitas-001

Go and see also the awesome speaker- robot!

robot

Trakajiem pieder pasaule (it goes smth like this: the crazy ones own the world) (: .