David Taylor, Considered Objects - concrete, brass, mirror | Yellowtrace

David Taylor, Considered Objects - concrete, brass, mirror | Yellowtrace

“Considered Objects” by David Taylor. Vase, mirror, dish in concrete and brass, 2013.

David Taylor, The Brand New Heavies | Yellowtrace

“The Brand New Heavies” by David taylor. Stoneware meets tin, 2013.

David Taylor for KONSTHANTVERKARNA | Yellowtrace

David Taylor for Konsthantverkarnas | Yellowtrace

David Taylor, Crowd candleholders | Yellowtrace

David Taylor, Crowd candleholders | Yellowtrace

David Taylor, Crowd candleholders | Yellowtrace

“Crowd” by David Taylor. A growing community of candlesticks made in concrete, brass, bakelite, leather, silver and various other materials, 20012-13.

 

Stockholm-based Scotsman David “Superdave” Taylor is a true contemporary artisan who incorporates elements of design, art and metal craft in his work. Taylor cleverly combines post-industrial waste with precious metal, DIY components and other materials, and creates unique and extraordinary objects such as candle holders, dishes, lamps and mirrors.

In his recent body of work (above), Taylor created a series of candlesticks with human characteristic, with each piece bearing it’s own name. Titled “Crowd”, the collection incorporates approximately 30 pieces that changes over time when some of them are bought and others are made to replace them. This truly organic community of works is more than just a static and pre-defined output – Taylor uses his imagination to fill the gaps in the collection in a process of continual rejuvenation and reinvention.

Rather than adhering to a preset of rules, the artist draws from a full material palette, allowing each candlestick to have its own identity and a sense of personality. While each piece standsalone, collectively they share a sense of cohesion when in the company of their “friends.”

Wow. Such a cool concept. Yep, that’s the most intelligent and articulate comment for today!

 

David Taylor, Walk The Walk - lamp | Yellowtrace

David Taylor, Walk The Walk - bowls | Yellowtrace

David Taylor, Walk The Walk - dishes | Yellowtrace

David Taylor, Walk The Walk - mirror | Yellowtrace

David Taylor, Walk The Walk | Yellowtrace

David Taylor, Walk The Walk | Yellowtrace

“Walk The Walk” by David taylor. Material inquiry, 2011.

 

David Taylor was born in Scotland in 1966. Today he works as an artist / designer with his based in Stockholm. After graduating from Konstfack 1999, David started his own company and has receivde many accolades for his work such as the prestigious RED DOT award in 2003 and 2006, The Marianne & Sivgard Bernadottes Art Grant, and The Elle Interior Design Award. David exhibits and lectures regularly both at home and abroad. His work is represented in important collections around the world.

 


[Images courtesy of the artist.]

 

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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places.

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