“I blur things to make everything equally important and equally unimportant.“
Gerhard Richter: Writings, Interviews and Letters 1961-2007
Blurred is a dressing table made up of four different geometric containers. Each container’s lids tilt open to reveal mirrored finishes and provides a unique storage solution to allow daily ritual and gestures of grooming and dressing up. The boxes can be rotated to allow use from the reverse side exposing the articulated elevation. Thus the table works as sculptural art through colour, composition and reflection.
The four “life boxes“ contain grooming objects and different reflections that are equally important or equally unimportant. The abstract composition of the geometric boxes create a blurred fascia through the frosted glass. Conceptually and visually, Blurred is inspired by and a homage to Gerhard Richter’s blurred paintings.
The solid timber boxes are handcrafted, always working with the grain of the wood. They are then stained to create a gradient of colours whilst revealing the grain. In contrast the aluminium frame is water jet cut and anodised, through a more industrial process, inspired by architectural detailing.
Blurred no. 1 was selected as one of the winning objects for Interieur Awards 2016, presented as part of Click at Biennale Interieur 2016, Kortrijk from the 14th - 23rd October 2016.
Blurred no. 2 was created for the exhibition at Mint, London as part of LDF17.
Photography: Guy Archard