Surfaced coat rack by Sho Ota. Tinted beech wood. Mia Karlova Galerie

Surfaced coat rack

Sho Ota

May 2022
Home is also at the core of Sho Ota’s research, focussing on the appeal of the forms and textures that surround us. Sho’s Surfaced collection stemmed from a desire to reveal the structures beneath industrial surfaces. For example, the IKEA-like flash wood sheet tables which all have hidden structures under wooden pattern sheets.
Sho’s new coat rack displays the structure of wood to the viewers, leaving nothing hidden, but also reimagines a common piece of peripheral furniture into a functional sculpture deserving of admiration and attention.