Marc Fish Channels Sea Life in Fresh, Innovative Designs
Marc Fish’s sculptural Adhesion Console is the rst in a new series of works in which Marc Fish has begun to explore the aesthetic nature of human and plant biology. The work’s title rejects this thematic exploration— the word “adhesion” refers to an abnormal union of membranous surfaces due to in ammation or injury. In this rst piece of the series, Fish has taken inspiration from organic bers and the way in which they repair themselves when torn. The table, in walnut and clear resin, appears to be torn almost to break- ing point with only the smallest pieces remaining and the spaces left to be biologically repaired.
Marc Fish constantly strives to transcend the boundaries of art, design, sculpture, and furniture. Exploring the Victorian obsession with natural history, these one-of-a-kind pieces are created through an incredible mastery of practices in micro stack-lamination. While the curvilinear forms of Fish’s works harken back to Art Nouveau, his process pushes the limits of 21st Century furniture design.
Dimensions: 80″ L x 36″ H x 36″ D
Materials: American black walnut, resin
Known for his handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces, Marc Fish began creating industrial design works around the year 2000, when he found himself harboring what he identified as “a burning desire to create six dining chairs.” With a background in metal fabrication, Fish gravitates toward the use of steel in his designs, though he has also developed experimental techniques for manipulating materials—such as micro-stacking laminated wood and creating a double-compound curve in wood. His ongoing, iconic “Signature” line adds only one new design per year. Fish draws inspiration from natural forms and historical precedents, particularly Victorian natural history, mollusks, and the Nautilus shell.
British, based in London, United Kingdom