Markus Haase, Aeolian Billiards Table, USA, 2021
Haase’s custom Billiards table emphasizes the versatility of his original, nature inspired motif. The smooth undulations of the sculpted wood sides appear as malleable as drapery. The entire table, though powerful and weighty in material manages to convey a gentle movement as it is viewed from each angle. Sculpted bronze legs provide a weighty counterpoint to the delicacy of the carved wood. Created as a custom commission for a prominent Swiss art collector, the billiards table is a strong example of the demand for contemporary design objects to hold as much structural function as exemplary sculpture integrity.
In 2013, Haase launched his first series of sculptural design exclusively with Todd Merrill Studio. Since then, his work has attracted the attention of designers, critics, and collectors worldwide. Haase creates unique works of art, sculptural pieces of furniture, and lighting design that demonstrate his sculpting virtuosity through his works that imbue wood, metal, and stone with a remarkable sense of fluidity and movement. Carved wood and marble assume the qualities of drapery, while his dexterity in combining these elements with dynamic LED technology defines a new artistry for the twenty-first century. As Todd Merrill describes, “Markus Haase is not making a piece of furniture or lighting that looks like art… He is a sculptor making art that serves functional ends.”
As Haase works on a commission basis, custom designs may be requested.
Medium: Bronze, American Black Walnut, Limestone
Dimensions: 28.50” H x 144” W x 60” D inches, 72.39 H x 365.76 W x 152.40 D cm
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