These storage units are reminiscent of 1950s furniture – a fitting vehicle because much of Woods’ work is based on a nostalgia for mid-century domestic interiors.
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British artist Richard Woods is renowned for his work with garish and repetitious motifs. He has applied these тo facades, floors and walls across the world in commissioned work and gallery installations. These ‘logos’ are often abstractions and interpretations of domestic pattern, the woodblock print being a particularly recognisable signature print. Designer Sebastian Wrong teamed up with Woods for Established & Sons’ programme of collaborations where individuals from two creative fields work together. Woods’ block printed motifs were applied to Wrong’s utilitarian cabinets.
Richard Woods & Sebastian Wrong
Artist Richard Woods is a graduate of The Slade School of Fine Art. His well documented work crosses boundaries between art, architecture and design and is most often made up of exaggerated, garish representations of traditional British architectural and interior motifs, such as wooden flooring, chintz wallpapers, crazy paving or red bricks. These “logos of reality” are created using traditional woodblock techniques and then applied to walls as a second skin covering interior floors and walls. It was applied to a courtyard in the Henry Moore Project at the Venice Biennale 2004, to a residential building in upstate New York 2006, and a store interior for Comme des Garcons in Osaka in 2003. In these instances, Woods’ art expresses an extreme version of Englishness by taking over a space and saturating it with iconography. Woods has also recently produced work for the London Underground, Paul Smith, collaborated on architectural projects in Sicily and Tokyo and is currently working on a host of projects including a solo show in Athens, plus further architectural commissions in New York and London.
Sebastian Wrong first studied sculpture before going on to establish his own successful manufacturing company. His career in the manufacturing sector has accumulated an impressive array of technical skills and he has worked with some of the most preeminent designers and companies of the era. His portfolio of work spans furniture, lighting, accessories and gallery projects. As a founding member and former Design Director Sebastian Wrong contributed significantly to the development of the Established & Sons’ collection. Wrong continues to exercise his abilities in the field of manufacturing at Established & Sons as well as flex his considerable creative skills as a product designer.