“Postcard from Superpoly,” features immersive and unique designs evoking sunny Mediterranean memories, is on view at the Etage Projects, Copenhagen through August 18, 2018.
Superpoly is a duet formed by Antoine Grulier and Thomas Defour, based in Hyeres in the French Riviera. Their practice has developed around interior architecture, graphics, and decoration and their projects are defined by dialogues between a contemporary artistic practice and the construction of the living space.
“While creating this warm and homely interior, Superpoly was deeply influenced by a culture of crafting around the Mediterranean, which some may call holiday memories, with their naive subjects and their relationship to the sun,” a press note informs. The designers drew inspiration from flea markets, especially shapes and obsolete designs that have been left behind. Subsequently they appropriate objects, shapes and myths to create timeless objects out of the context of modern industry. Eventually they confront these forms with more upright constructions, reminiscent of the modern constructions that were built on the coast after the war such as the Eileen Grey House.”
Color plays a central role in Superpoly’s work. All the materials in “Postcard” have been crafted by the duo in their workshop together. Be it metal and painted wood, ceramics, or tinted textiles, Grulier and Defour have built each object with their own hands.
“In their ceramic works, the duo is influenced by the ceramics of Vallauris, forged after the golden age of touristic economy, which are currently sold in the flea markets of Southern France as orphan souvenirs from past holidays. Their ceramic work pays tribute to the kitsch but also takes inspiration from contemporary visual art to develop their imagination,” continues the gallery.
Superpoly’s practice, which began in 2015, spans interior architecture, graphics, and decoration and is characterized by sun-tinted influences.
“Postcard from Superpoly” is on view at Etage Projects, Borgergade 15E DK - 1300 Copenhagen
For more information, visit: http://www.etageprojects.com/
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.
Founder: Louise Blouin