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The Lagoon dining table and the Champagne chairs are the new successors resulting from the melting series.
The table is inspired on the making of bronze; models are made of wax, which are then casted in bronze. This ‘lagoon’ of bronze is made like a plate of wax that’s melting and dripping over the edge of the table. The table is a direct reference to this handmade craft.
Adopting a democratic approach to design, Reinier Bosch incorporates a broad swath of materials and influences in his objects, which playfully and honestly engage the materials and their many associations and forms. Common items in his work include cardboard, glass, Plexiglas, and sheet metal, which was one of the first materials that inspired him while spending time at his father’s boatyard. His design sensibility, which merges high and low cultural references, is perhaps best exemplified by pieces such as Bang (2014), a table whose support structure is a yellow-colored series of letters spelling out the work’s title. The instance of onomatopoeia recalls both the fine art of Roy Lichtenstein as well as the more lowbrow popular imagery that inspired 1960s Pop Art.
Dutch, b. 1980, Groningen, Netherlands, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands