h.ollary.b., according to the press release for her show in Milan, is not an artist making furniture, nor a furniture maker making art; she is an artist creating art which is furniture. Part of the meaning of the pieces is dependent on them being furniture and part of their form is dependent upon them being art. The artist herself defines the pieces as Stand On Art.
Whatever your take on the concept or the end result, not many designers (or artists, for that matter) are challenging us to think of furniture in quite the same way as h.ollary.b. has since opening her Love Wood Gallery in Antwerp six years ago.
Pictured above is the Wave Chair, one of our favourite pieces.