Markus Haase, Ash and Marble Side Table, USA, 2016

Markus Haase, Ash and Marble Side Table, USA, 2016
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Markus Haase, Ash and Marble Side Table, USA, 2016

As Todd Merrill writes, “Markus Haase is not making a piece of furniture that looks like art. He is a sculptor making art that serves functional ends.” At once a unique standing sculpture and a functional object, Markus Haase’s ash and marble side table epitomizes the sculptor’s distinct approach to design. Smooth undulations of bleached ash appear as malleable as drapery as they curve in convex and concave forms beneath a hand-carved grey and white marble top. The artist’s two decades of experience as a sculptor are evident in his masterful treatment of materials.

In 2013, Markus Haase formally launched his first series of sculptural furniture exclusively with Todd Merrill Studio. Since then, his work has attracted the attention of designers, critics, and collectors worldwide. Haase has been exhibited at prestigious art fairs including The Salon: Art + Design in New York; Collective Design in New York; the Pavilion of Arts and Design in Paris, London, and New York; FOG: Design + Art in San Francisco; and Spring Masters in New York.

Haase refined his sculpting practice studying under Europe’s preeminent masters of stone carving, restoring centuries-old Gothic cathedrals across Northern Germany for over a decade. These experiences, combined with his fresh and impressive eye for design, allow Haase to create his dynamic, expressive works. Haase demonstrates his sculpting virtuosity through his designs that imbue wood and stone with a remarkable sense of fluidity and movement. Carved wood assumes qualities of drapery, while marble suggests energy and vigor. His dynamic sculptural lighting defines a new artistry for the twenty-first century, managing to sculpt light itself. As Todd Merrill describes, “Markus Haase is not making a piece of furniture 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.

Dimensions: 22″ H x 13″ D x 16″ W

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