Scottish-born, Sweden-based silversmith David Taylor - aka Superdave - recently rescued some valuable materials from a warehouse near his studio in Stockholm. As an old glazing company shut down its doors, piles of disused materials including aluminum pipes and profiles were left behind. The resourceful artist gave the salvaged materials a new life by combining them with copper, rocks and filter foam to create a stunning recycled furniture line called 'All of the above'.
‘All of the above’ is made using discarded metal parts from a window-making company that turned its business into window installing business, after its main craftsman retired. After the window-making company closed, Dave explored the discareded materials. The materials Dave found most appealing were the aluminum pipes and profiles used for making the windows, which where a mix of old and very new. “Some were pretty scratched up, while others still had protective film wrapped around them,” he told Sight Unseen.
The curious savaged collection includes a tabletop mirror, lamp, candelabra, coffee table, a stool and small beautifully rusted containers. They combine aluminum profiles, copper, plastic, rocks and filter foam into objects with surprising minimal aesthetics.
David Taylor’s ‘All of the above’ collection can be seen at ‘The Immaculate Object’ exhibition held simultaneously at The Future Perfect stores in New York and San Francisco.
Via Sight Unseen