Fashion is finding a foothold in
For instance, in Owens’ case, the blunt lines and aggressive silhouettes of his ready-to-wear translates to his
“My furniture is my couture,” Owens said. “I’m using rare materials and artisans with specialized skills to create unique, one-of-a-kind objects.”
Often described as brutalist — it’s an appropriate term, yes, but I feel like it’s lost meaning in how often it’s tossed around — Owens’ unapologetic textile innovation and modernist forms have inspired a new generation of Italian artists, who are showcasing their work alongside some of his new creations at a Design Week exhibit hosted by Galerie Philia.
Like Owens, the selected artists utilize off-kilter fabrications to create their own rugged reinterpretations of conventional furniture.
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As these artists and Owens well know, there’s beauty in these primal creations. It satisfies the id, sure, but careful sculpting and precious materials uplift these raw forms to something more precious. Especially in a gallery space, they tread a line between