I remember, way back in first year interior design, I was sitting in our art history class and our TA who was Scottish had a very thick accent. In one of his lectures he was talking about Glasgow quite a bit. One reason was because he was from there, and loved to talk about his studies, the second reason was because of who we were studying at the time. Which was Charles Mackintosh. He told us, if we were ever in Glasgow this is where you would find all his greatest works. Fast forward, about 20 years later, I had the opportunity to hunt him down and experience some of the best collections of modern design in the country.
Pipapo is a sculptural bench, made of Caesarstone surface from the Supernatural series, with a natural stone pattern delicately milled to create a three dimensional, lattice-like formation. The work is based on Mayer H.’s long standing investigation, both in architecture and art, of data protection patterns found, for example, on the inside of envelopes sent by government agencies and banks. Their extremely dense optical pattern aims to protect the personal content of letters from indiscretion and to make sensitive data invisible by presenting a sphere of exclusive knowledge. Pipapo reflects Juergan Mayer H.’s fascination with camouflaged digital design and the interrelations of communicative space. The bench represents an endless pattern field and plays with dimension and form, the exposed and hidden and the material and the immaterial. Juergen Mayer H. says in regard to the sculpture and his work: “We like to speculate on the potential of new materials for our built environment, to stress the limits of production possibilities and to keep the way we use them free to explore.”
The Number 7 Armchair, in oiled white oak with the seat fully upholstered in IDS14 Design Preview – Number 7 Loungecharcoal fabric The frames are made of walnut, white oak, or ash and feature subtle joinery details that speak to their hand-crafted nature. The blind-tufted cushions are upholstered in 100% wool fabric.