A more dramatic tone prevails at ammann//gallery, where the South Korea-based design collective ’s
three bronze stools take the shape of raised fists, curled tightly in a black power salute. (The stools titled Silence
, 2016, are facing fist down, A Voice
is fist up—it’s difficult to imagine the political implications of sitting on any of them.) The theatrics are amplified by ’s
‘Project in Red’ - Sofa
(1988), its swooping lines suggesting a high-speed aircraft just moments from takeoff. However, the real standout is a series of objects by the Italian design collective Studio
, whose “Wood Fossil”
“Souvenir of the last century” projects encase petrified wood and old furniture into wildly variegated blocks of resin.