Hybrideae by Fredrikson Stallard

Hybrideae by Fredrikson Stallard

On Wednesday the team and I headed over to the impressive studio of design wunderkinds Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard AKA Fredrikson Stallard to see they show stopping installation called Hybrideae. A collection of large sculptural vessels cast in white bronze, Hybrideae are created to hold plants both in both indoor and outdoor spaces. The form of the each vessel is the result of shaping minute expressive objects in soft red terracotta and then digitally enlarging these into permanent objects in white bronze. Translation of material is a thread of investigation that runs through Fredrikson Stallard’s work. In this case, from clay to white bronze, it exposes the incidental nuances from the original form. Even the artist’s fingerprints are preserved as memories running along the surface. To launch the exhibition the Irish cellist Gerald Peregrine performed in collaboration with musician Rosey Chan spot-lit on a podium in front of a mesmerising animation of an ever metamorphosing Hybrideae. It made for a wonderful spellbinding evening. Bravo Patrik and Ian.

Hybrideae by Fredrikson Stallard, 10A Warner Street, London EC1R 5HA