Lot No. 1


A room partition, designed by Esther Stocker


in 2009, for ak7 – Contemporary Design by Contemporary Artists, manufactured by Peter Holzer, Schwaz, Austria, beech, white and black shellac, height 184 cm, width 242.5 cm, depth 35 cm. (DRAX)

No. 1 from the limited edition of seven. Composed of 250 individual elements elaborately joined by hand.

With a certificate signed by the artist.

Lit.:
The Art of Design. ak7 – Contemporary Design by Contemporary Artists, Vienna 2010, pp. 72–77

“ak7 epitomises the desire to slow down, to re-engage with the careful and considered making of an object that is intended to last a lifetime - and more.” (Lis Darby)

The label ak7 acts as an interface between art and design. Inspired by the ideas of the Arts & Crafts movement and the Wiener Werkstätte, international artists conceive design objects manually produced by local craftsmen in editions of seven items. A special focus is on the perfect craftsmanship.

The room partition functions as a shelf system to be used from both sides. The black surfaces mark shelves or drawers that open to both sides at a light pressure.

“Through minor interferences with visual systems, Esther Stocker causes irritations and deviations from the norm. For these shifts, Stocker has chosen the grid as her motif. She has resorted to a sign system to design objects as order systems escaping definite identification through visual breaks. The black surfaces turn out to be either spacious shelves that can be used from both sides or roll-out drawers”
(The Art of Design).

27.03.2019 - 17:00

Estimate:
EUR 20,000.- to EUR 28,000.-

A room partition, designed by Esther Stocker


in 2009, for ak7 – Contemporary Design by Contemporary Artists, manufactured by Peter Holzer, Schwaz, Austria, beech, white and black shellac, height 184 cm, width 242.5 cm, depth 35 cm. (DRAX)

No. 1 from the limited edition of seven. Composed of 250 individual elements elaborately joined by hand.

With a certificate signed by the artist.

Lit.:
The Art of Design. ak7 – Contemporary Design by Contemporary Artists, Vienna 2010, pp. 72–77

“ak7 epitomises the desire to slow down, to re-engage with the careful and considered making of an object that is intended to last a lifetime - and more.” (Lis Darby)

The label ak7 acts as an interface between art and design. Inspired by the ideas of the Arts & Crafts movement and the Wiener Werkstätte, international artists conceive design objects manually produced by local craftsmen in editions of seven items. A special focus is on the perfect craftsmanship.

The room partition functions as a shelf system to be used from both sides. The black surfaces mark shelves or drawers that open to both sides at a light pressure.

“Through minor interferences with visual systems, Esther Stocker causes irritations and deviations from the norm. For these shifts, Stocker has chosen the grid as her motif. She has resorted to a sign system to design objects as order systems escaping definite identification through visual breaks. The black surfaces turn out to be either spacious shelves that can be used from both sides or roll-out drawers”
(The Art of Design).


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Auction: Design First
Date: 27.03.2019 - 17:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 19.03. - 27.03.2019