Baroccabilly

2010

Limited edition furniture and lighting pieces with a narrative undertow: ten objects blend the airy sense of the baroque with the untamed qualities of music culture. Behind them lies the spirit of the ‘Baroccabilly’, an imaginary rebel outsider who finds himself lost in Baudelaire’s ‘luxe-calme-volupté’. Forms, textures, and colours switch roles to shape a beguiling installation that confirms Coates’ storytelling vocabulary. Each piece is highly crafted, and is realised in collaboration with the historic furniture company Poltronova in editions of twelve.

The Baroccabilly collection has been successfully shown at Camera16 Gallery, Milan, Nigel Coates’ showroom, London and Cristina Grajales Gallery, New York.

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