'atelier lachaert dhanis' drags - literally - a 110 kg bronze chair to Palazzo Litta. Trio has been developed from a type of chair that the designers consider a symbol for the everyday - an anonymous yet archetypal chair. “We always work with archetypes”, the designers say. “Through our work we add several layers - emotional values, philosophical meanings and poetic beauty."
For Sofie Lachaert and Luc d’ Hanis, whose lives and work are inextricably intertwined, the theme ‘Linking Minds' felt immediately natural. “Art Casting is a specialist art foundry with incredible craftsmanship in bronze. Together with their highly skilled artisans, we first meticulously created a wooden model; each part was then separately cast in bronze, after being soldered back together into an almost fluid, effortlessly merging form.” Atelier lachaert dhanis and Art Casting have spent over 1,000 hours. Which makes ‘Trio’ not only the heaviest but also probably the most elaborated piece of ‘Belgitude’. The result of the collaboration is a piece that encapsulate multiple metaphors, arising viewers’ curiosity and imagination.
‘A Matter of Perception: Linking Minds’ is taking place at Palazzo Litta, Corso Magenta 24, Milan, 4-9 April. The exhibition is organised by DAMN° and Mosca Partners. Come and see this 3rd edition – you will be happy you did!