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Piers Mansfield-Scaddan Civic & Conrad Botes Mermaid Cabinet

August 15, 2012

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Photography by Adriaan Louw.

Southern Guild @ Everard Reed

August 2, 2012

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR THE
PREMIER DESIGN EVENT OF THE YEAR
EVERARD READ GALLERY
6 JELLICOE AVENUE, ROSEBANK, JOHANNESBURG

THURSDAY 2 AUGUST   /   6 TILL 10PM   /   AWARDS AT 7PM
EXHIBITION RUNS 3 AUGUST – 9 SEPTEMBER 2012

RSVP ESSENTIAL: office@southernguild.co.za  /  044 877 0719

Civic Centre Cabinet for Southern Guild 2012

August 2, 2012

The overriding concept behind “High-rise” is to examine our institutional architectural heritage, by referencing modernist structures, (by post -war intellectual elite) whose design ethic resided in using industrially-produced architecture.

Formally the work is industrially fabricated, referencing the mass-manufactured and hand-made both trademarks of the Piers’ design process. 

With an emphasis on the “monumental” Piers parodies a brutalist mind set  through his adopting of a machine aesthetic. By further eliminating unnecessary detail, he is creating a playful commentary  by  manipulation through his use of scale, form and function .

Product name: civic

Product category: cabinet

Materials: anodized aluminum

Dimensions if applicable: 1950x250x1050mm

Q&A with: Alma Viviers

AV: What inspired the specific piece?

PM: Please see press release sent earlier… Aggressively monumental modernist architecture.

AV: Describe the way you work.

PM: Im drawn to something, which on examination tells me how to proceed. The final product is a result of playing with an idea until I’m satisfied there is something inherent in the piece that will speak to the viewer.

AV: What do you love about this particular medium/material?

PM: Conceptually the work starts as an idea then the design takes shape, then the process  is machine made and hand finished

AV: How is this unlike anything you’ve done before?

PM: It is a process of discovering and…although familiar, it also has an unknown outcome each time.

Aluminium cabinet @ woodstock foundry for southern guild 2012.

May 13, 2012
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photography by Adriaan Louw, courtesy of  Southern Guild.

foodwinedesign fair / re-issue of mini espresso

November 20, 2011


Come visit us on the stand at the David Krut Gallery offering a the food wine and design fair, in Jhb, Hyde Prk crn.

Friday 25 November 1 PM – 10 PM
Saturday 26 November 10 AM – 10 PM
Sunday 27 November 10 AM – 5 PM

Ticket price:

R80 per person

R40 for visitors who come on their bicycles (bicycle racks provided)

R60 on Friday between 1PM and 6 PM

R50 for tickets bought online prior to the Fair
Children under 12 get in free

Tickets are available for purchase at the door

Venue:

Rooftop
Hyde Park Corner
Jan Smuts Avenue

DT-FP

November 4, 2011

Gestalten Book Lux: Lamps and Lights

October 11, 2011

Edited by R. Klanten, K. Bolhöfer, S. Ehmann

On behalf of the publisher and the editors at Gestalten, we would like to announce Piers Mansfield-Scaddan’s Espresso lamps as contributions to the book Lux: Lamps and Lights.

Timing of General Release and Contributor Copies

We’re very happy to inform you that the book has been announced on our website with scheduled international release dates as follows:

Continental Europe and UK: early October
Asia and Australia/NZ: late October
North America: mid November
Latin America: late October

link to the book detail page on our website here:

http://shop.gestalten.com/lux.html

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