Aybar Gallery: Preface

After five years in Asia, Francisco Polo and Markus Herchet just open their new space in Miami with a a selection of limited editions by Formafantasma and Marre Moerel.

"Preface", view of the exhibiton at the Aybar Gallery, Miami
Established by the Spanish design curator Francisco Polo and the German interior architect Markus Herchet, Aybar Gallery is a conceptual space offering interior irchitect projects and a collection of limited edition pieces.
The first exhibition shows a selection of pure and sensitive limited editions designed by Formafantasma and Marre Moerel.
"Preface", view of the exhibiton at the Aybar Gallery, Miami
"Preface", view of the exhibiton at the Aybar Gallery, Miami

As in most of her work, Marre Moerel has used her particular technique to obtain high-end conceptual pieces and with Hilo, the designer has pushed the boundaries of ceramics to it;s extreme limits obtaining vases with high-end crafmanship, strong character and intuitive emotions making something which in theory it isn’t suppose to be possible. A collection of high and low vases where the more decorative and emotional aspect comes to light in the colored ones here the dyed ceramic thread has strong references to that textile and yarn, adding layers of warmth, intimacy, and delicacy.

Almost as if historians, Studio Formafantasma investigated the pre-bakelite period, discovering unexpected textures, feelings and technical possibilities offered by natural polymers extracted from plants or animal-derivatives. The designers researched and hunted for information, digging into the 18th and 19th centuries, when scientists began experimenting draining plants and animals in search for plasticity. The selected Botanica pieces on display at Aybar Gallery for this occassion are also part of the Permanent Collection at Museum of Modern Art, MoMA New York.

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