There is a lot to mention when the name on the table is Laurids Gallée.
From the story of childhood around art to the one-way ticket to the Netherlands from Vienna with only 23 to study at the Design Academy Eindhoven. He is now one of the most well-known Rotterdam Design Community members and we believe that he just conquer the spot for good.
His works are distinguished by the variety of elements and shapes. A no less important colours. A collection of wall-mounted cord lamps was the result of a collaboration with a Viennese workshop specializing in the production of passementerie. A type of ornate garment and furniture embellishment that rose to prominence in 16th-century France. A series of decorative screens, called Paravent, combine traditional craftwork with contemporary laser-cutting technology.
Gallée’s most recent work, a collection of furniture made of coloured resin, is a step in a different direction in our world of design.
Working with resin is a process with which he’s intimately acquainted — no intensive study of long-established techniques necessary. The advantage of his old works as a freelancer with resin made in work and shape his own technique in an impressive way.
While the designer as resin as his favourite material to work with to date, despite its non-traditional nature, he’s eager to continue experimenting with others. Deciding what’s next, he says, is only a matter of waiting for inspiration to strike.
We select our favourite pieces from Laurids so enjoy!