I was lucky enough to be at Sudeley Castle on Saturday night for the opening night of Reconstruction #3, The Artists Playground. Leading international artists and designers including Jeppe Hein, Carsten Höller, Zaha Hadid and Lawrence Weiner have been specially commissioned to take part in this major new exhibition based on the theme of play held at Sudeley Castle, from 1 June — 31 October 2008.
The piece that stood out for me though was Tom Dixon’s 1000 Years of Play. The collection included five pieces of outdoor furniture, including this swing chair. A stunning piece of design influenced by industrial form and mechanism, this piece is made from 30mm flame cut steal. Absolutely magnificent.
From what I know there’s no website for the event up yet but I will update when I find one. For now just check out the Tom Dixon site.
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