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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.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 2, 2012 6:09 am

    Well done Piers! Such a great design. Hope you get loads of orders. Regards h

  2. flypitch permalink*
    August 15, 2012 6:48 pm

    Hi Henrique

    Thank you for the kind words! Hope so too!


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