On the Best Furniture Designs of this week, we present you the French artist Vincent Dubourg’s metallic sideboard design that appears to be frozen midway through exploding are being exhibited at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in New York City.
A buffet version joins two other cabinets, all with squares of aluminum arranged like they are flying off the furniture but held frozen in time.
“A vortex whirls in a circular motion, it forms a vacuum, and embodies subjects to its action,” he said. “In water, it swirls but what happens beneath the water’s surface is hidden until it resurfaces elsewhere. If it explodes then it reconstructs, and what is absorbed into it is taken to another place.”
Each is formed in the artist’s workshop in Creuse, central France, where he gradually embosses melted aluminum. Once the metal is set and hammered out, it forms uneven sheets that evoke the earth’s crust, and are used to create legs and tops for low tables.