Saturday, April 17, 2010

Skull Chair, Brain Ottoman & Spine Lamp. The Vanitas Collection by Vladi Rapaport.

A collection of products inspired by the Dutch "Vanitas" still life paintings from the 16th and 17th century. The characteristic type of symbolic still life painting is the one where the symbols of emptiness, time and death were placed on the canvas as a reminder of the vanity of one's earthly life.

Skull/ Vanitas collection chair
materials: wood, polyester, glass-fiber
dimensions: 80 x 80 x 85
year: 2008

skull chair prototype in polyester for © pierre bergé & associés :

Brain/ Vanitas collection footstool
materials: leather, polyurethane foam
dimensions: 50 x 35 x 50
year: 2008

Something dead/ Vanitas collection lamp
materials: leather, steal, carbon-fiber, electricity wire, lamp
dimensions: 40 x 190 x 40
year: 2008

all photos courtesy of vladi rapaport

Vladi Rapaport

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