Robert Stadler was born in 1966 in Vienna. In 1992 he cofounded the RADI DESIGNERS group which was active until 2OO8. His work is present in several private and public collections such as Fondation Cartier, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, MAK – Museum for Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna, Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
In 2012 Robert Stadler receives the “Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l’Intelligence de la main” together with Siegeair’s craftsmen.
Robert Stadler explores the exhibition space in order to scramble the usual categories of art and design.
And we can barely decide if they aren’t art. If it’s not art, it is right on the edge …
Among his collection of amazing Limited Edition pieces we can find Royeroid – a tribute to Jean Royère.
And you wonder why Jean Royère. For Stadler, Jean’s anachronistic levity and anticipation of freer forms in our habitat make his merits beyond question. With “Royèroid” the artist pay a tribute while continuing the quest for abstraction. The pieces are presented as monoliths thanks to a complex pattern enveloping them in the manner of a computer-generated 3D-mesh although they are handmade.
Another great creation is the adjustable sound insulation cabin – pentaphone.
The “Pentaphone” offers a sub-space within a public environment which isolates the user from ambient noise. Now you can call whenever you want in the middle of the actual noisy days! This original design recalls the traditional telephone box, but it doesn’t integrate a phone, as everyone has one or more of this amazing mobile creation nowadays. The inside is upholstered with sound absorbing material like that used in recording studios.
And when you think it is not a possible idea to make furniture, Robert Stadler presents you with : Possible Furniture
This piece plays with the perception of balance and thereby questions the designer’s role of producing the perfect object. Each different piece of furniture looks like an unlikely random pile, but it is precisely designed following standard design rules, so you don’t have to question how functional it is.
And the future of a garden chair represented on this design: Rest in piece
This chair is inspired on the chair’s vanishing, and with time, this will be the aspect of your regular plastic chair. Much better than they look when we bought it! This is the fossil of this chairs, so we can say: the older, the better! You don’t need to wait for time to pass to have this design at your home.
see more at: www.robertstadler.net