Clear acrylic box with objects suspended inside with clear wire woven through 3,442 laser cut holes.
Powder coated metal base.
Dimensions: 45" L, 25" D, 2’ H.
Photos by Alastair Strong
"The gallery/store as a design object."
A W I N D O W ‘s first project titled “Subtleties and Nuances,” consisted of traveling, sculptural design objects that resembled storefront window displays and positioned them in off-set environments as exhibits and experiences. These unique sculptural objects act as a filter showcasing collections of bespoke art, fashion, and design objects that collectively explore an idea and are carefully created in collaboration with artists and designers at the forefront of the art and design worlds.
The objects inside each edition are available for purchase individually, as well as the whole edition object, allowing the exhibit to be collected in its entirety as a collector's item.
We wanted to explore the power of quiet beauty and understated elegance—that sense of unspoken mystery that suddenly makes the unattainable overwhelmingly desirable. A double take or the need for participation makes a message, an experience, or an object more powerful.
We live in a world where anything can be right at our fingertips when we want it. While this has made so much of life more convenient, it has also made it easy to see everything as disposable. Things become too easy to replace, and suddenly objects lose any sense of intimacy or excitement. It’s easy to drown in the forgettable, the factory-made and easily replaceable, and forget how it feels to be surprised by something special.
This collection references camouflage, reflection, and trompe l’oiel, and it is inspired by glimpses, hidden shadows, and objects that speak louder because they force you to listen. We played with the idea of the juxtaposition of intimacy and surprise. Each piece in the collection was carefully chosen to become an integral part of the design of the object, appearing frozen mid-fall at first glance but on closer inspection, these pieces are woven in an intricate grid inside a perforated Plexiglas box. Nothing here is easy to pass by or easy to replace.
Edition one was launched in summer 2014 with a residency at the gallery Hotel Particulier in NYC. The edition was created by Mariana Vidal-Escabi and collaborators include architect and artist Ana Peñalba, fashion designers Neil Gilks, Daniel Reynolds and Quoc Lieu, accessories designer Wes Carnes and contemporary jewelry artist Dean Sidaway. The digital experience was designed and implemented by Brad Mallow.