Sebastian Errazuriz uses art and design as a vehicle for social commentary. The prolific Brooklyn-based designer explored themes of life and death in pieces like the Porcupine Cabinet, a modern design piece that is much more than furniture, but art furniture itself. A modern furniture item that any art and design lover would be lucky to have inside its own abode. Sebastian Errazuriz, born in Santiago, Chile in 1977, was raised in London. Errazuriz took art classes in Washington, film courses in Edinburgh, and design courses in Santiago.
“I seek those ideas that hopefully always existed—ideas that feel natural and obvious to all of us because this alternative was always there but maybe no one had seen it before.”says Sebastian Errazuriz.
Many of his pieces’ types of statement that has earned Sebastian Errazuriz comparisons to the art and product design world pranksters Maurizio Cattelan and Marcel Duchamp. Errazuriz incorporates his obsession with the opposition between life and death into his artwork, creating work that reminds viewers of their mortality, invites them to look again at their lives, and to question their daily routines. Errazuriz carries this theme through the body of his work including his sculptures, public artworks, consumer objects, furniture design, and even fashion.