- Art & Design
In September 2022, Modern Shapes Editions launches its first collection at the Parisian fair Maison & Objet, which takes places from 8 until 12 September. The collection consists of a number of unique handcrafted sculptures from leading international artists and will make an exclusive statement in your interior.
Modern Shapes Editions is a Belgian company and is an offshoot of the Antwerp Modern Shapes Gallery, that specialises mainly in modern sculptural art. Modern Shapes supports both new and established artists and has galleries in Antwerp and Knokke. All works of the Modern Shapes Editions collection are licensed by the artists and then produced in wood by craftspeople at the studio in Java, Indonesia. More than two hundred talented carvers, turners and carpenters work at this studio with great dedication and a passion for wood. The studio was founded in 1999 and is reputed as one of the world’s finest wood crafting workshops. The international artists who worked on the collection were carefully selected. They come from different countries and have varying degrees of experience and diverse backgrounds and skillsets, but all share a passion for handcrafting wooden materials. For this first collection, ABSID, Alban Lanore, David Umemoto, Denis Castaing, Helen Vergouwen, Levi Hawken, Lucien Petit and Scott VanderVoort designed a number of highly impressive objects.
The international artists were carefully selected
All pieces in the collection are true eyecatchers and stand on the crossroads between design, art, and architecture, appealing to a varied audience of interior and art professionals and true art lovers. The timeless and elegant designs in neutral colours will undoubtedly make a magnificent addition to many interiors. The result of all this talent and craftsmanship is a collection that consists of refined collector’s items. Some pieces are only available in limited editions, so don’t hesitate if you’re thinking of acquiring one. At the moment, more pieces are being developed.
Images courtesy by Modern Shapes Editions
Photography by Tijs Vervecken