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MAD's Martian Collection displayed at Gallery ALL for DesignMiami/2017

United States Architecture News - Dec 11, 2017 - 01:32   16877 views

MAD's Martian Collection displayed at Gallery ALL for DesignMiami/2017

Gallery ALL has presented MAD's MAD Martian Collection during DesignMiami/2017, which has ended up yesterday. Designed by Ma Yansong, founder and principal partner of MAD Architects, the contoured forms of the furniture pieces recall elements of natural, albeit foreign, extra-terrestrial environments.

MAD's Martian Collection displayed at Gallery ALL for DesignMiami/2017

The collection comprises seven pieces and is finished in a fluid, highly reflective metallic skin that suggests the inherent ability of the designs to respond to their changing environments, while expressing a nostalgia for utility and human culture. They represent an exercise in interpreting MAD’s "Shanshui City" philosophy in the context of a science fiction narrative.

MAD's Martian Collection displayed at Gallery ALL for DesignMiami/2017

The MAD Martian Collection is part of an ongoing series of in-house commissions by curation-led Los Angeles and Beijing-based Gallery ALL. It is the first collection of furniture designed by Ma Yansong.

MAD's Martian Collection displayed at Gallery ALL for DesignMiami/2017

MAD's Martian Collection displayed at Gallery ALL for DesignMiami/2017

MAD's Martian Collection displayed at Gallery ALL for DesignMiami/2017

MAD's Martian Collection displayed at Gallery ALL for DesignMiami/2017

MAD Martian Collection
1. MAD Martian Dining Table
Material: Aluminum
Dimensions: 435W x 127D x 80H (cm)
Edition units: 8+2AP

2. MAD Martian Chaise Lounge
Material: Aluminum, Leather upholstery
Dimensions: 176W x 63D x 74H (cm)
Edition units: 12+2AP

3. MAD Martian Candelabra
Material: Bronze/Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 23W x 22D x 54H (cm) or 23W x 21D x 52H
Edition units: 25+2AP for each design

4. MAD Fish-tank Floor Lamp
Material: Polyurethane
Dimensions: 31W x 35D x180H (cm)
Edition units: 12+2AP

5. MAD Martian Suspension Lights
Material: Polyurethane, Bronze
Dimensions: Custom
Edition units: 25 sets/3 lamps per set

6. MAD Martian Console Table
Material: Aluminum
Dimensions: 200W x 46D x 85H (cm)
Edition units: 12+2AP

7. MAD Martian Feature Wall Piece
Material: Aluminium
Dimensions: TBD
Edition units: 12+2AP

MAD Martian Collection
2016-2017

Typology:
Furniture
Directors in Charge: Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, Yosuke Hayano
Design Team: Kin Li, LI Guangchong, Casey Kell, Dmitry Seregin, Dixon Lu, ZHU Yuhao, YAN Ran, Matthew Pugh, Marco Gastoldi

All images courtesy of MAD

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