'THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME'
Gallery COLLECTIONAL is proud to present our inaugural exhibition 'The Shape of Things to Come', to open our new space in Dubai.
Combining pieces from renowned designers that have never been seen before in Dubai, our opening exhibition 'The Shape of Things to Come', curated by Catalina Ruiz-Urquiola, features a hand-picked selection of cutting-edge design with the world premiere of exclusively commissioned works by Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis created especially for Gallery COLLECTIONAL.
Browse the featured artists and designers or visit us to see the exhibition for yourself.
The Village Novecento Pietra d’Avola, designed by Rodolfo Dordoni, is a decorative object expressed in a pair of houses, with the clean, precise lines of each piece recalling the style of Italy’s Novecento movement, the inspiration for the name he chose. The design sees an interchange of high and low arches, artfully cut so as to highlight the distinctive characteristic. It features a vivid rich dark tones of Pietra d’Avola.
The JAZ console conveys opulence and luxury with its unique and angular shape, reinforced by the purity of the stone. Delcourt Collection aims and succeeds in offering a master piece with great bravura once again Having designed furniture for the likes of Cartier and Louis Vuitton, as well as the Palazzo Farnese in Rome, Christophe Delcourt is no stranger pieces that convey opulence and luxury. The JAZ console table, in impeccable Grand Antique d’Aubert marble, perfectly showcases this aspect of his work. The unique, angled shape reinforces the quiet splendour and purity of the material, ensuring this table will lend any interior space an air of majesty.
Iperbole S Chair, designed by Ferruccio Laviani, is a chair with curves and lines that generate shapes and surfaces which intersect defining volumes. The Iperbole chair is a fusion of the Emmemobili craftsmanship and the latest technology, which is multilayer bent wood. It has a seat and a backrest made of leather. It features nubuck leather upholstery.
Dirk Van Der Kooij
The Meltingpot table designed by Kooij plays a keystone role in the circular design practice at Kooij. Discarded recycled plastic prototypes, production faults, and color tests form the basis of the conglomerate Meltingpot. Meltingpots are made available online as they are produced.
The Mobile Chandeliers are delicate structures balanced in perfect equilibrium. Constructed following the principles of a mobile, these are arrangements of linear tubes, geometric light sources, reflective surfaces and counterbalancing weights. The pieces rotate freely and delicately, creating an ever-changing lighting configuration unique to the space they occupy. Each Mobile Chandelier is individually tailored to ensure the balance of its approximately 200 hand-crafted patinated-brass components. Every piece is unique in its dimension and compositional balance, due to the varying weight of the mouth-blown opaline glass. Unique Edition.
A glowing evening sun shimmers. Hewn legs cast in lost wax bronze support a dramatically elegant top. The straw marquetry is dyed by hand in our own workshops to five subtle tones of Burnt Coral before being inlaid in a sunburst pattern. Designed by Antonio da Motta, the inspiration draws from Yoruba ideas of power and belief. Finishes: Burnt Coral Straw, Bronze Patina
Dirk Van Der Kooij
Menhir bench designed by Kooij is unwieldy; different slabs of pressed prototypes and production waste are slowly cut and carved into the contours of the Menhir Bench. Menhir bench is composed of solid, 4cm thick menhirs, and the bench is suited to many lifetimes of use. Finished without lacquer or oil, it can be re-polished endlessly.
The two Rosae Pedestals demonstrate the designers Goula/Figuera's ability to tame and constrain a material while creating a unique duality. These solid Walnut or Brushed Oak side tables have a textured base and legs that have been gouged and scooped out that starkly oppose the smooth and silky tabletop.
The donut-shaped Boa Pouf by Sabine Marcelis is perfectly sculp- tural; a bold graphic form that interrupts interior landscapes with its faultless chunky geometry. This piece of upholstered occasional furniture is rounded and soft, encased in a seamless outer layer that gives it an air-brushed finish: The smooth shape-knit textile that covers the Boa Pouf is a milestone in technologically innovative furniture making. Boa Pouf is as perfect for perching on, propping up feet, lounging against, as it is for making a sculptural statement and is the ideal expression of designer Sabine Marcelis, whose work is characterised by resonating clear, single, notes of absolute material, textile and colour.
Atelier Stefan Leo
This unique sculptural console in ceramic base, bronze details, and kiln cast pollen glass top console took three months to make. Atelier Stefan Leo used old craftmanship to infuse glass pigment nuggets inside the pollen glass countertop and baked it under 1,000 degrees. Then the nuggets burst into bloom, like flowers petals, and leaves. Each piece is unique and handmade
Gweilo Han GR Floor Lamp, designed by Partisans, is an unusually designed floor lamp that resembles a ghost. The name Gweilo is a Chinese word for ghost. When you look at the lamp, it gives you the feeling of a ghost in the room. It features a hand-molded acrylic, light can be seen, but only guess the structure.
Vittorio Introini for Saporiti, pair of lounge chairs, in suede and chrome, Italy,1969 This set of two lounge chairs is designed by Vittorio Introini and produced by Saporiti in chrome and dar green upholstery. The lounge chairs feature a steel shell with thick, comfortable cushions inside. The steel is polished and therefore works as a mirror. This cubist designed is finished with elegant details and nifty buttons and connections. The large cushions makes sure these easy chairs are highly comfortable. Upholstered in dark navy-green fabric, which makes these chairs slightly extravagant. The fabric is in good condition. If desired reupholstery is possible in any kind of leather or fabric of your choice. The very experienced craftsman of our in-house atelier are specialist on reupholstery of design furniture. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains it's value and is ready for the many years to come. Seat Height: 40 CM
Toni Zuccheri for Venini, table light 'Membrane', glass, chromed metal, Italy, 1960s. An Italian Space Age table lamp called 'Membrane' by Toni Zuccheri. The large bulb is executed in milky and crystal glass, which creates an interesting light partition in combination with the pink light source. It's supported by a chromed base.
This 'Cobra' chair was designed by Giotto Stoppino during the 1970s and produced in Italy. The chair features a tubular structure in chrome metal, winding from the base to the seat and backrest. The seat and back are made from foam covered in black leatherette. Seat Height: 53 CM
This 'Karuselli' swivel lounge chair by Yrjö Kukkapuro, originally designed in 1964 features a strong fiberglass shell, soft black leather upholstery, and a chromed steel swivel mechanism that rotates and tilts to achieve the most comfortable sitting position. Designed with ergonomics in mind and perfectly proportioned to cradle the human body Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto established a legacy of durable and modern decor options with Artek, founded in 1935. This 'Karuselli' swiveling lounge chair by Yrjö Kukkapuro would work great in a Post-Modern, Mid-Century Modern, Space Age Mod, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Zen / Minimalism room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Hollywood Regency, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Sold As: Set of 2 Seat Height: 36.8 CM
Tarquini Martensson And Michael Tarp Jensen
Tarquini Mårtensson, Michael Tarp Jensen, armchairs, black lacquered plywood, metal, wool, Denmark, 1974 This rare pair of chairs was designed by Danish architects Tarquini Mårtensson and Michael Tarp Jensen for Idrættens Hus ('House of Sports'). This impressive Brutalist complex was situated in Brøndby, a few kilometers outside of Kopenhagen and built in 1974. The immense venue featured sports facilities, offices and meeting rooms. Today, the Danish Sports Confederation is still held in Idrættens Hus together with Team Denmark, Anti Doping Denmark and a number of special federations. Inside the building, the function-driven and well constructed furniture compliments the sturdy exterior of the building. The black lacquered chairs show an honest construction with all metal joints and mounts visible. The rounded seats are upholstered in a bright green wool. The open construction of the chairs contribute to the architectural feeling the chairs evoke. Seat Height: 44 CM
‘The Wave’ is part of the award-winning series Hyperplanes of Simultaneity (2016-2019). The project was presented with an exhibition in 2016 at Palazzo Reale, Milan and suddenly was considered a virtuous example of the union of tradition and innovation: a combination of virtual reality and painting. It was a huge success ahead of its time and in the same year, "Hyperplanes of Simultaneity" obtained the Lumen Prize, the international award for the best works of art created with the use of new technologies. Diptych-Oil on canvas
Dirk Van Der Kooij
Composed of a series of fat, broken lines, the Stopstool gains structure as molten plastic ribbons overlap in 3 key points. Stopstool sage is a canvas for soft, earthy tonal gradation. Wide strokes of printed material lend themselves to rich pigmentation, taking full advantage of the painterly joys of this dough-like material. Stop stool sage is entirely one-off, as texture and color expression according to the past life of the recycled plastic. The Stopstool is extruded from recycled fridge interiors and is not intended for extended outdoor use. UV exposure may yellow the white plastic and dull brighter colors over time.
Dirk Van Der Kooij
The Sunflower lends playful structure to the fresnel family. Positioned atop asymmetrical steel stems, combined blooms exhale a warm, twinkling light. Hot ribbons of recycled plastic build each lens slowly, layer by layer. Sourced from rooftop windows, safety glasses, and industrial chocolate moulds, this unlikely material gifts durability and glasslike transparency to the flowers. Mounted upon a central steel ball, each tactile lens is easily redirected by hand.Recycled plastic, much like wood, carries indicators of its history. Based on the previous life of our plastic, the transparent material can appear cool or warm. The specific tint is not under our control, though is part of the joy in granting material a second life. Textured off black finish frame with 45cm round base.Angle of fixtures manually adjustable by swiveling around ballsIllumination: Replaceable LED modules 86WattsDimming hardware is built into the Sunflower, controlled by a footswitch on the baseplate.