TELEGRAPH NEWS PAPER (2020)
COLLECTIBLE DESIGN FAIR
MAR 5 2020
Highlighting Side Gallery’s chic contribution to Collectible Design Fair, The Telegraph newspaper sheds light of the gallery’s sensibility for young designers such as Rodrigo Pinto and Sigve Knutson. Collectible design fair was dedicated exclusively to 21stst century contemporary design, giving the gallery the opportunity to show the works of designers whose concepts were at the forefront of creativity.
Side Gallery featured a selected group of young international designers whose works promoted and explored the new ways of the design world, focusing on the investigation of materials, forms and techniques. Side Gallery presented works from Rodrigo Pinto, Lukas Saint-Joigny, Sophie Rowley, Sigve Knutson and the iconic Sabine Marcelis.
"Side Gallery featured a selected group of young international designers whose works promoted and explored the new ways of the design world"
Chilean designer Rodrigo Pinto’s series “Tierras Hipnóticas” (Hypnopompic lands) were displayed in the Side gallery booth. The series was demonstrated the materialization of constant dreams about territories in wear and tear by post-apocalypse. The question that is repeated during the creation of each piece, prior to the materialization, is how it could look, the place we inhabit or the objects we inhabit after total destruction. The textures and contours of each object reflect the wear and chaos that would influence each body. It is like observing the model of a schizophrenic story, where every detail tells the possible state of things.
Alongside the works of Pinto were a number of pieces by the young Norwegian designer Sigve Knutson's who’s works could be defined as studies of humanity: all of his pieces have been shaped by hand and result in a clear relationship between the human hand and body. In the creation of his pieces Knutson prefers to use old, even ancient materials, and he believes that primitive methods are a way of searching for a connection to the collective past of the humanity.