A solo exhibition questioning the relationship between hard and soft, presenting more than 10 new objects.
FÄRG & BLANCHE will present their latest work in a large solo exhibition summarizing their tailoring approach to furniture design. On show a series of new products and new techniques featuring metal stitched furniture items. The show will also present previous launched products such as the Frankie series from Johanson.
The 200 square meter Teatro Arsenale, formerly a church that today is used as a theatre, will for a week be transformed in an experimental laboratory questioning the relationship between hard and soft materials, production methods, and shapes.
After sewing in wood, the Swedish-French design duo, Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche are now turning their heavy-duty sewing machine to metal, being the frst to create new furniture by stitching in metal directly with a sewing machine. ”We have been playing with the values behind what is soft and what is hard in both material and shapes for a long time.” says Fredrik Färg. ”When we combine a hard material with a soft technique, like when we are stitching in wood with our WOOD TAILORING™ technique, we manage to give the hard a soft look.”
The show is made in collaboration with Johanson, Bolon, Asplund, Gärsnäs, Kvadrat mentioning a few.
Address: Teatro Arsenale, via Cesare Correnti 11. 5 VIE, Art + Design District
Exhibition period: Milan Design Week 2017, 4-9 april.
Time: 10.00 – 20.00