Markus Haase Sculpts Wood, Marble, and Light—and Makes a Bang at Collective
At once a sublime work of art and a functional object, BANG is a unique, hand-carved console that defies easy categorization. Markus Haase’s two decades of experience as a sculptor are evident in his masterful treatment of materials, where smooth undulations of walnut appear as malleable as drapery as they curve in convex and concave forms beneath a hand-carved marble top. Haase is equally adept at sculpting in stone as in wood and proves himself to be a master of the stack laminated technique.Like a classical sculpture balanced in contraposto, the piece is rendered at ideal aesthetic equilibrium: the bold, dense structure that appears to grow from the ground on the left, is met with a lightness and levity as the right side floats.
BANG conveys speed and movement;it is about to propel and take off. Through automotive allusion and intricate carvings, the wood appears windblown, and the structure accelerating. Haase has transformed simple organic forms into futuristic shapes that exude declare power and speed, while remaining sinuous and elegant in stature. The piece is fit with one storage drawer and is wall-mounted. A commissioned piece may be custom ordered with bespoke dimensionality and materials. Please contact email@example.com for details.
“Markus Haase is not making a piece of furniture that looks like art. He is a sculptor making art that serves functional ends.” - Todd Merrill
Markus Haase restores the age-old, intricate stonework of Europe’s most revered cathedrals. To his sculptures and furniture, he brings the same mastery and attention to detail employed in his conservation projects. In his breakout series of furniture, Haase seamlessly combines stone and wood in fluid compositions that serve functional ends. Inspired by natural forms found in exotic plant life, Haase’s table legs are intertwined like rainforest vines, and his sconces glow with the dappled light of a forest floor on a sunny day.
German, b. 1972, Hannover, Germany, based in Brooklyn, New York