Sebastian Brajkovic, ‘Lathe Table 450 (Silver)’, 2011, Carpenters Workshop Gallery

About Sebastian Brajkovic

“Truly new and useful products and ideas,” says furniture designer Sebastian Brajkovic, “unite the future, present and past.” The theory is present in Brajkovic’s own sculptural works: he distorts and exaggerates familiar chairs until they become almost blurry; he calls them “Lathe chairs,” after their appearance of having been spun into unrecognizability. Trained as a cabinet maker, Brajkovic draws on his familiarity with wood working tools to magnify their effects. His pieces—nightmarish, distorted, and undeniably contemporary—pay homage to their inspiration, which is always just detectable.

Dutch, b. 1975, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands