london: prehistoric

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if you ask us, rick owens' fashion designs exude a primal force, captured in intricately sculpted modernist forms. indeed, a bit of a paradox, albeit a very intriguing one. owens' original vision plays on material and this is also evident in his furniture designs. the garment is mobile, fluid and asymmetrical, and as such it can be shifted and recomposed an infinite number of times. obviously, furniture has a different and perhaps more imposing set of dynamics: it is designed to last, it becomes our heritage. it also fulfills a function in our daily life. the paris-based designer initially started making bespoke furniture pieces for his home in los angeles, but now that he resides in the french capital he widened his scope to create a special collection. opening on thu - sep 12 [6pm-8pm] at london's carpenters workshop gallery is prehistoric, an exhibition of exemplary pieces that have been crafted in collab with craftsmen of the highest caliber. each item expresses owens' famed signature style in cut, volume and plan. location: 3 albemarle street [mayfair].

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