Nacho Carbonell, ‘No. 17 Twins’, 2014, Chamber
Nacho Carbonell, ‘No. 17 Twins’, 2014, Chamber
Nacho Carbonell, ‘No. 17 Twins’, 2014, Chamber
Nacho Carbonell, ‘No. 17 Twins’, 2014, Chamber

If each of Carbonell's creations are living organisms, then his collections, too, grow and evolve over time. "Twins" is a variation of his 2009 award-winning project titled "Evolution." Shaped like cocoons, Evolution's iconic chairs created a private space for a person or persons to recline in.

"Twins" comes in two. As the surroundings change, so do their functions. They are straight-backed, elongated and slender, specific to the cityscape of New York. The paper mache forms light up and intertwine, bringing its users closer together in honour of the city that never sleeps.

Image rights: Loek Blonk

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

About Nacho Carbonell

“I like to see objects as living organisms, imagining them coming alive and being able to surprise you with their behavior,” says Nacho Carbonell. His approach to design is similar, bringing life to static or non-communicative objects such as chairs and lighting by injecting his own unique personality into each object, imbuing it with a fictional or fantastical element oftentimes reminiscent of animation. Based on experimentation, the organic forms he creates are made from natural, raw materials locally obtained in Eindhoven and Amsterdam, where the artist is based. Making objects accessible in form and design, Carbonell is interested in the intersection between design and usability as much as the relationship between user and object and surrounding environment.

Spanish, b. 1980, Valencia, Spain, based in Eindhoven, Netherlands

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