Multidisciplinary Virtuoso, Pablo Reinoso, is what we might come to call a legend.
May 5th, 2008
Pablo Reinoso may not be a household name yet, but he is certainly making his way.
Born in Argentina in 1955, where he trained as an architect, Reinoso has lived and worked in Paris since 1979, and is primarily considered a sculptor. He is also an established film-maker, installation artist, fashion designer, and art director (he has served as art director for LVMH and Givenchy) to name a few of his fortes.
But it was in the 1990s that Reinoso offered his brilliant mind to the world of design, exhibiting at the Pompidou Centre.
In his work, it seems nature overcomes inanimate objects, resurrecting life and philosophical thought into everyday items. Reinoso’s multicultural background means he is interested in discovering links between different cultures.
His Argentine heritage of craftsmanship is intrinsic in his design work. Acutely linked to the human condition, his works are known to "radiate strong human feelings."
His famous Spaghetti Bench (pictured) takes its inspiration from the universal park bench. “Everyone has sat on a bench like this… they are common to everybody,” he says.
Reinoso twists the familiar and conjures up a playful, fantastical reality.
The benches are not only conceptual works but also feats of handcrafted dexterity where each wooden slat is hand-carved to create the mischievous curves.
Reinoso is currently planning to recreate the Spaghetti Bench in metal to create limited-edition works that will also be available through the Carpenters Workshop in London, where the original bench is currently being exhibited amongst his other works until May 17th.
The Carpenters Workshop Gallery specialises in the converging fields of art and design. Their focus is to promote the careers of contemporary designers through exhibiting unique and limited-edition works in solo and group exhibitions and at international art and design fairs.
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