Manufacturer: Established & Sons
Designer Sebastian Wrong has teamed up with artist Richard Woods in the first design for Established & Sons’ program of ‘Collaborations’ where individuals from two creative fields work together. Woods’ block printed motifs were applied to Wrong’s utilitarian cabinets. These are reminiscent of 1950s furniture – a fitting vehicle because much of Woods’ work is based on a nostalgia for mid-century domestic interiors.
Sebastian Wrong & Richard Woods
For Sebastian Wrong, ten years within the manufacturing sector has accumulated in an impressive array of technical skills. Wrong studied sculpture before establishing his own successful manufacturing company in 1995.
The ‘Spun’ lamp, made a huge impact when first exhibited internationally in 2002, it has since won the prestigious Red Dot design award and is currently being produced by Flos. Together with Mark Holmes Wrong formed the multifaceted creative organisation ‘The Lane’ in 2003 that produced a collection of design products, graphic identities and exhibition designs.
Wrong is also a founding member and director of Established & Sons. His manufacturing prowess has lent substantial credibility to the organisation and he continues to exercise his abilities as a product designer. Wrong is active in the operational management and prototype developments of Established & Sons.
Artist Richard Woods is a graduate of The Slade School of Fine Art. His well-documented work crosses boundaries between art, architecture and design and is most often made up of exaggerated, garish representations of traditional British architectural and interior motifs like wooden flooring, chintz wallpapers, crazy paving or red bricks. These ‘logos of reality’ are created using traditional woodblock techniques and then applied to walls as a second skin covering interior floors, walls and recently; a courtyard in the Henry Moore Project at the Venice Biennale 2004, an entire residential building in upstate New York 2006, and a store interior for Comme des Garçons in Osaka in 2003. In these instances, Woods’ art expresses an extreme version of Englishness by taking over a space and saturating it with iconography. Woods has also recently produced work for the London Underground, Paul Smith, collaborated on architectural projects in Sicily and Tokyo and is currently working on a host of projects including a solo show in Athens, plus further architectural commissions in New York and London.