In response to the idea that the world is too serious and short of humor, Roma Manikhin gives us a dose of satire with its sassy deck of playing cards and its provocative candlesticks created for the Normann x Brask Art Collection.
A burlesque circus of 54 seductive acts adorns the playing cards, inspired by burlesque shows, sailor tattoos, erotic postcards and a late-18th-century atmosphere. Although the cards provide us with an unpleasant reminder of the stereotypical sexual representations of women, we cannot help but smile when we are presented with this bizarre and seductive world.
Tapping into the styles of 20th century Italian design, Manikhin's two candlesticks for the collection emerge as three-dimensional representations of his artistic universe. One depicts a female head, her plump lips holding the candle in its place, while the other is a completely naked figure, which balances a total of three candles on both the hands and the head. The pieces are made of hand-painted concrete and untreated resin respectively; their voluptuous designs are loaded with humor and sexual desire.
Manikhin 3-armed Candlestick is created by Roma Manikhin for the Normann x Brask Art Collection.
History of the designer
Jan Andersen e Poul Madsen hanno fondato il marchio Normann Copenhagen nel 1999. Fin dal primo prodotto, la lampada Norm 69, Normann Copenhagen ha desiderato sfidare le norme convenzionali del design. Ciò è evidente ad esempio nell'uso di materiali tradizionali in una maniera nuova, non tradizionale.
Attualmente Normann Copenhagen annovera nella sua collezione decine di prodotti diversi e collabora con designer famosi e con giovani talenti.
Dimensions and weight:
H: 32 x W: 18 x D: 9 cm
Clean thoroughly with a damp cloth.
DELIVERY TO THE STREET FLOOR
Estimated between 01/03/2024 and 04/03/2024