Goldsworthy at Milan 2014

March 28, 2014

Goldsworthy shows the conceptual work Pavilion at Ventura Lambrate, part of the Milan Salone del Mobile 2014.

The Pavilion project explores a simplified process of design. The objects are constructed using a single shape that is repeated in various configurations to suggest different functions. By using a single component that connects itself to the next, the formal nature of the objects becomes less important and this single component dictates their size, shape and scale. Temptations to refine, add-on, or otherwise make fit for use are refused.
Inspired in part by Louis Kahn’s 'Brick' Lecture at the University of Pennsylvania in 1971, the project is an attempt to simplify the established design process and the resultant objects, to be less in control by allowing a shape to decide what it wants to be. While the variations are hypothetically endless, three distinct objects are being produced for exhibition; an arch, a mirror, and a container. These have been selected specifically to represent and to exploit the key characteristics of the shape. Drikolor pigment paint in Le Corbusier’s red has been chosen to highlight the changing planes of the pieces.
Goldsworthy is exhibiting with The Other Hemisphere at Ventura Lambrate, Milan Design Week’s most conceptually driven, forward thinking, future inspiring design destinations from 8 - 13 April 2014. The Other Hemisphere exhibition features work by Australian and New Zealand artists and designers.

Photography: Belinda Merrie
Styling: Karlya Smith
Location: Silo Park, Auckland