Today surrealism may be firstly known as a school in literature and fine arts, but the influence of this 20th-century school on other domains cannot be underestimated. The world of contemporary design doesn't escape a healthy portion of surreal humour. "Forms with a Smile" bundles designs and objects of modern surrealists and shows that nothing is what it seems to be: hairy carpets, lamps in the shape of a milk bottle, USB sticks cut from wood branches or chairs made from plush toys. Is it just humour? Or is it a stimulating statement wrapped in a contagious smile? Just like surrealism, design sometimes tells more than we think. Armed with subtle irony these new surrealists wage war against a world reigned by a certain serieux.
Buy Forms with a Smile book by Moniek M Bucquoye from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(300mm x 240mm x 20mm)
Stichting Kunstboek BVBA
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