Jerszy Seymour’s Sacred Mountain at Etage Projects gallery

With his works on display in Copenhagen, the Berlin-based designer overcomes the distinction between sacred and profane, utopian and ordinary, rational and chaotic.

Revolutionising everyday life and creating myths halfway between utopia and banality is the mission of German designer Jerszy Seymour, on show until 27 April 2019 at the Etage Projects gallery in Copenhagen.

“To be clear, if there is one valid project for design, it is the revolution. […] I mean the consideration of possible utopias, the creation of a universal infrastructure based on equality and liberty for all,” tells Seymour in an interview on Domus 1020 (January 2018).

“Sacred Mountain” is the title of the work that gives its name to the entire show in the Danish capital. The exhibition's starting point is a kitchen deconstruction, which looks like a totem formed by the free stacking of its elements, painted (or vandalised) with coloured paints.

The German designer also creates objects that he defines as “pre-functional”, with the aim of leading the visitor to overcome the distinctions between sacred and profane, domination and emancipation, useful and superfluous.

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