Artem Zigert's living room creatures
Young designer Artem Zigert from Kazakistan accompanies us on a tour of his world inhabited by furniture objects that resemble enormous stylish mollusks.
Slender and palpitating, covered in an organic layer of skin and sustained by a structure resembling a fantastic animal. You just have to resign yourself to the fact that Artem Zigert’s pieces of furniture cannot be approached as simple objects.
Once installed in the interiors of a home, they become mysterious and ethereal presences, like alien creatures, from an underwater world.
Pieces like "Cloth Table", a white parallelipiped reduced to the bone and covered by a flimsy sheet of metal like a manta ray. Or like lamp "Thin", that resembles the essential exoskeleton of a stick insect.
Since 2009 Artem Zigert is senior designer of Kazak collective Mechanical Piano. To keep an eye on their new projects, stay tuned to site design.mechanicalpiano.com, which Artem edits himself.
Photos via behance.com
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