Virgil Abloh just presented Off-White™’s Fall/Winter 2020 Menswear collection at Paris Fashion Week and is now gearing up to debut Louis Vuitton’s show for the season. Art directing for both labels clearly isn’t enough for the multifaceted designer who also launched his 20-piece furniture collection at Galerie kreo in Paris.
Entitled “Efflorescence,” the exhibition features Abloh’s new brutalist designs for coffee tables, consoles, floor mirrors, ceramics, and chairs entirely crafted using durable building materials. Accentuating these pieces are meticulously-placed perforations and sprawling, hand-painted burners from Abloh in neon-colored tones to give their stark exteriors some needed graffiti glow.
“To me, design always has the inherent idea of being a bridge from the past, with an eye towards the future,’ Abloh said of the collection’s aesthetic in a statement to The Spaces.
“Efflorescence” is currently on view until April 10 at Galerie kreo. Find the address below.
31 Rue Dauphine
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i created these forms in concrete that bridge a space between sculpture and useful object. the namesake of the exhibition, “Efflorescence” refers to the flower bomb effect that these objects would incur in an urban environment. essentially magnets for multi-name graffiti. distinct by its designed brutalist shape the works are formed in concrete. the steel mirrors of the same exhibit relate to my reluctancy to ever “judge a book by its cover” hence the same circular voids. “Efflorescence” on exhibit @galeriekreo thru april 10th ©2020