Sebastian Errazuriz, born in Santiago, Chile in 1977, and currently living in New York, is one of the most talented young artists today. By doing little alternations to everyday objects he creates the most unusual products and fashion pieces that provoke both thought and humor.
The artist says that he seeks to create works that can remind people of their mortality, invite them to look again at their lives and question their daily routines. His obsession with the dichotomies of life and death are present in his sculptures, public art works, consumer objects, furniture and even fashion.
Selected one of the top emerging designers by I.D magazine, Sebastian has also been chosen Chilean Designer of the Year, and received multiple awards by design competitions, and the international media. His unique pieces have been incorporated in over 40 exhibitions including Tokyo, New York, Paris and Barcelona.Website: Meetsebastian.com
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Knitted electrical cable.
This umbrella was inspired by designer Sebastian Errazuriz’s rainy day golf outings. While living in Scotland, he and his friends often found themselves carrying golf clubs and umbrellas simultaneously, which struck inspiration in the young designer. Made of steel, fiberglass, polyester, and rubber. This product is an umbrella and should not be used as a golf club.
El Santo, or the “Saint chair” is a signed and numbered limited edition piece, hand crafted out of native Chilean wood, which is later dyed. The halo on top of the chair lights up to “illuminate” the innocent reader. The piece represents another exercise on his personal obsession with life and death and his consequent urge to playfully yet seriously invite people to look again.
The Bicycle bench was designed as a way to help recycle parts of the hundreds of old rusty damaged bicycles, left to die, chained to the lamp posts of New York City. By reutilizing and welding discarded tubes and saddles the old bike parts can be re-incorporated into the public realm as a simple useful urban furniture piece. The concept also wishes to constitute a sculptural exercise that reminds us of the importance of the bicycle as a valid and ecological mode of transportation even in a city as hectic and impatient as New York
Public art installation in front of a rehabilitation center for handicapped children. Both children with and without disabilities can choose which of the two swings they want to use. An early reminder of the parallel realities in life
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