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Lucite and Resin Artists at the Architectural Digest Design Show 2016

March 20, 2016

Besides the very strong GLASS section there was a small group of artists who explored LUCITE and RESIN at the Architectural Digest Design Show 2016.  Here are a few of our favorites as chosen by the editors of Design Life Network.

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 - The Lucite and Resin Artists - Elyse Graham

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 – The Lucite and Resin Artists – Elyse Graham

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 - The Lucite and Resin Artists - Elyse Graham

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 – The Lucite and Resin Artists – Elyse Graham

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 - The Lucite and Resin Artists - Elyse Graham

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 – The Lucite and Resin Artists – Elyse Graham

ELYSE GRAHAM

With her debut at the AD Design Show last year, Elyse Graham was one of the hot booths of that exhibition.  It is not easy to top a launch like that, but Los Angeles-based artist Graham not only topped herself, but raised her game another notch.  The new work took resin in a “ceramic” direction and built off her extremely publicized drip mirrors making them out of cast bronze and adding new lighting.  Her work this year is more refined and more upscale then the original  pop-like version of her products from last year.  Gone is the day-glow color and a more sophisticated palette has developed using complex colored-metallic.

http://elysegraham.com

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 - The Lucite and Resin Artists - Smantha Sandbrook

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 – The Lucite and Resin Artists – Smantha Sandbrook

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 - The Lucite and Resin Artists - Smantha Sandbrook

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 – The Lucite and Resin Artists – Smantha Sandbrook

SMANTHA SANDBROOK

Part of the Toronto art scene, artist Smantha Sandbrook does not like to limit herself.  She paints, sculpts, and even creates complete interiors.  But, Sandbrook focused on her minimalist and playful lucite sculptures for this year’s Architectural Digest Design Show .  The work was youthful and refreshing.  It has a modern luxury that Sandbrook cultivates in all her interior work.  Our favorite part of the offering were a collection call “Sundisks,” which appear like simple clear and metallicized rounds suspended from the wall much like a Donald Judd installation.

http://samanthasandbrook.com

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 - The Lucite and Resin Artists - Outing Art Gallery Ana Giovinazzo

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 – The Lucite and Resin Artists – Outing Art Gallery Ana Giovinazzo

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 - The Lucite and Resin Artists - Outing Art Gallery Ana Giovinazzo

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 – The Lucite and Resin Artists – Outing Art Gallery Ana Giovinazzo

OUTING ART GALLERY PRESENTING ANA GIOVINAZZO

Argentine-based Outing Art Gallery presented one of their own, artist Ana Giovinazzo.  Giovinazzo creates cast resin sculptures that are clean, geometric, and carefully crafted.  The works all stand about twelve inches tall and build on the artist’s early study and work with ceramics and mold making.  Resin can be a difficult and unforgiving medium and often cracks when curing, making pieces that work more rare and something Giovinazzo excels at.

http://outingartgallery.com
http://anagiovinazzo.com.ar

 

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 - The Lucite and Resin Artists - Nobel Truong

Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 – The Lucite and Resin Artists – Nobel Truong

NOBEL TRUONG

One of the more unusual and unexpected booths at this year’s Architectural Digest Design Show was that of artist Nobel Truong.  A young industrial designer and artist, the Los Angeles-based Truong work was of lucite cactus.  The designer, who is influenced by Modernist movements like the Bauhaus and by Memphis showed yellow-green cut-out desert plants placed directly on the ground.  While momentarily interesting, the young designer may need to search deeper for his voice and push toward more sophisticated constructions.  The seemingly arbitrary placement directly on the ground also might have been better resolved.

http://no-bel.com


About the author: Bill Indursky

Bill Indursky is an architect, trend expert, and digital entrepreneur. He is the former founder of V&M (Vintage & Modern (2006-2013)) and the current founder of Design Life Network (DLN). DLN is a MAGAZINE + DESIGN AGENCY + MARKETPLACE + TV CHANNEL promoting inspiring design of all eras online and on TV.


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