The Wave Is Another Mind-Blowing Functional Sculpture by Sebastian Errazuriz
Artist, designer and activist Sebastian Errazuriz has crafted many functional sculptures, as he calls them on his website, including the Magistral Chest and The Space Between Between The Void (an astonishing kaleidoscope cabinet). The Wave is one of his latest designs, and like all of Errazuriz’s pieces before it, this piece of “furniture” will leave you dumbfounded. How did he make that, and, furthermore, how in the world am I supposed to use it?
The Wave looks more delicate than some of his previous work, and its design–individual slates pulling and pushing each other to change shape–makes it look like you’re playing a game of Jenga whenever you touch it. However, one look at the video below will shows The Wave isn’t unstable; it’s sturdy although it can rotate and reshape constantly.
“I am inviting people to look at one of the simplest forms of furniture design and to forget that we’re talking about furniture, instead to see it as a way of breaking a box,” Errazuriz wrote on his website. “I love the idea of creating beautiful furniture; nevertheless I am much more interested in using the medium as an excuse to trigger people’s curiosity and create a connection with them.”
The Wave is available through Cristina Grajales Gallery and Salon94, but it’s not cheap. According to receptionists at both galleries, The Wave costs $72,000. Unless you’re super balling, you may just have to keep using your Ikea furniture, bruh.
Images: Sebastian Errazuriz