Gary Magakis, Blackened Gilt Steel and Bronze Double Cantilevered Console, USA, 2013
In this console, a two-door cabinet in blackened steel anchors three floating cantilevered cabinets that extend from both sides of the grounded central unit like wings. The weightless arrangement of these cabinets belies their heavy steel and bronze construction. The console’s gracefully tapered edges lend it another quality of lightness. The cabinets change in both shape and material, composed of a variety of metals including blackened and incised steel, gilded steel, and incised bronze. This console is truly a masterpiece of form and function.
Since joining Todd Merrill Studio in 2013 Gary Magakis has built a cult-like following among top designers and collectors for his dynamic studio-driven metal furniture composed of seemingly simple geometric shapes.
When creating his bronze and steel sculptural furniture, Magakis looks to ancient metal arts, modern architecture, and the American Studio Craft Movement for inspiration. However, it is the work of Paul Evans that has left the most significant impression on Magakis. Evans’ unprecedented use of sculpted metal forms and patinated surfaces is reflected in Magakis’ Sculpted Metal series. Magakis’ distinct approach to design produces bold and dense geometric forms that exude a Modernist elegance and buoyancy.
As the artist works on a commission basis, custom dimensionality and finishes may be accommodated.
Dimensions: 28″ H x 96″ W x 21″ D
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