MASTERPIECES* TWIST #2  silla / chair

 

EDICION LIMITADA por: Gallery S. Bensimon, Paris / MALBA, Buenos Aires

Diseñadores / Designers: Cristian Mohaded & Ricardo Blanco
Año / Year: 2013

Dos diseñadores argentinos de distintas generaciones se unieron para realizar una experiencia no convencional: la re visitación de una obra de diseño. En 2000, Ricardo Blanco diseña la silla Twist y en 2013 Cristian Mohaded la revisita, haciendo que una silla de producción masiva, con un lenguaje minimalista se convierta en una pieza de colección, creando una serie acotada, numerada y firmada

More than a simple quote of an older chair, this chair is a symbol. It is a link between two generations of designers, a sign of mutual respect. The chair is a rewriting exercise of Cristian Mohaded, Argentine designer, living in Bue-nos Aires. Based on the Twist chair, created by Ricardo Blanco in the end of the nine-ties, this limited edition will be available only at the Malba store in Buenos Aires and Gallery S. Bensimon, in Paris, the two places having decided to collaborate on that particular project.

This is the symbol of a recognized designer, Ricardo Blanco, founder of the design sec-tion at the University of Buenos Aires, who decided formerly to pass on the baton to a younger one: Cristian Mohaded. Actually, Ricardo Blanco created more than 100 chairs in the last decades, and for Cristian Mohaded the decision to re-write this iconic chair is also homage to the master.
Highly recognizable by its flat and large seat that seems to cut the two verticals desig-ned by its back and its legs, the new Twist Chair keeps the same dimensions as its elder one. At the same time the seat seems to disappear like a line of horizon. Quality mate-rials have been used for this edition, thick coated steel and oak wood. The back has been sculpted in one piece by a company in north of France.

 *MASTERPIECE: es una série de obras y productos diseñados en colaboración con reconocidos diseñadores, arquitectos y/o artistas.

 

 

     
     

Silla Twist #2* se incorporo en la prestigiosa colección permanente del Musée des Arts Décoratifs, abriendo una perspectiva para el diseño argentino. Durante el D'Days 2014 (Designer´s Day) en París, la silla ha sido seleccionada por el Director de los Museos, Beatrice Salmon, y aprobado por el curador para el siglo 20 y diseño contemporáneo, Dominique Forest, y validado por el comité del museo. (Número de Registro 2014.32.1). La pieza se destaco entre los numerosos proyectos expuestos durante el festival de diseño por su valor representativo del diseño argentino, de conocimiento y de transmisión entre generaciones demostradas por el co-trabajo entre los dos diseñadores

Silla Twist #2* enters the prestigious permanent collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, opening a perspective for the Argentine Design. During the D'Days 2014 (Designer's Days) in Paris, the chair has been chosen by the Director of the Museums, Beatrice Salmon, approved by the curator for the 20th century and contemporary design, Dominique Forest, and validated by the museum's committee. The piece was noticed among numerous projects exhibited during the design festival for its representative value of the Argentine Design, of knowledge and transmission between generations demonstrated by the co-working between the two designers.