After meeting nine years ago in France, Designers Romain Coppin and Alexis Bondoux held hands and started to make their own contemporary art creations. Recently both artists have created a modern art collection of surreal furniture turned into art sculptures made from collages of found objects.
Messgewand’s collection of 10 pieces of art furniture offers an alternative to highly polished products most designers develop for mass production.
“It took us almost two weeks to collect stuff and sort them out properly in the workshop. After that, we started to compose things from this stock by testing combinations and contrasts, then we added ornamentation, paint, surface work and decoration details.”say Bondoux and Coppin.
Their latest collection of works was created during a month-long residency at ALFA – an atelier in the Belgian municipality of Zaventem that supports young artists and designers experimenting with new approaches to craft.
“We are totally influenced by the ideas of maximalism, over materiality, and over decoration,”they added.
The designers explained that their creative process is informed by the physical and aesthetic properties of the materials they use in their art sculptures and furniture design. They combine these materials intuitively in ways that prompt the viewer to reconsider their perceived value.
For their art sculptures, they take participation in every single step of his creations: ideating, sketching, drawing, modelling. And being so close to their modern sculptures is what make them so personal to both of the designers.