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ROBERT STADLER: The genius who serves the absurd

Robert Stadler is the kind of designer who, despite a flawless track record in the best design institutions (IED/Milan, ENSCI/Les Ateliers, Paris)He has been able to think outside the box and create his own style, which has allowed him to work in many different fields. Find out this designer/artist that nothing can stop as well as a selection of his work.




The genius who serves the absurd






What's good about Robert StadlerHe knows how to extract our thoughts and convert them into material ideas, how to find a new function for a material or a new form for a function. For that is the real genius: finding inspiration where no one else thought. This is what makes the designer's objects particularly remarkable, full of surrealismIn this case, they play a balancing act on the thin line between art and design, with qualities that are certainly visual but, above all, that renew the genre.

With the mobile #mood, he explores how our mind differs, rambling and changing course every minutes facing the immensity of the web...


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Robert Stadler designer huskdesignblog


With Apart on the left, R.S suggests the invisible. What could be more elementary than positioning a stool against a wall so that it becomes chair? The gesture is simple and yet makes a mockery of our appetite for objects that meet every need. This stool is far from absurd, in fact it is quite brilliant.

The chair Royeroid Chair is a tribute to theFrench interior designer Jean Royère and his chair Ours Polaire (Polar Bear). Robert Stadler reworked it as if it were wrapped in a mesh that would take its exact shape. This new suit allows the chair to travel through time and to be more in tune with the times. It's also a nice nod to the style of Chesterfieldversion Stadler touch of course..


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In 2014, the designer worked on the flagship fabric of KvadratDivinaThe intention was to create something that would reflect the intrinsic quality of the textile: its suppleness, its folds, this malleable material that would be fixed on what it can do best. You will have understood, R.S knows how to get our attention. By receiving a composite material between marble and aluminium specially designed for building facades - right, series Cut Paste series  - – it suggests the disappearance of architecture and what will be done with what remains after it has been destroyed.





As far as the scenography is concerned, the designer has to blur the lines. An art exhibition, a creative workshop or a staging, in the manner of Marcel Duchamp It questions the status of the object and whether it can change according to the way it presents itself to us. Will a chair put under glass find the status of a work of art in your eyes? That is the question. 


Its exhibition spaces are graphic but not only. They include a perfect and meticulous analysis of the space to make the best of it and use its shortcomings. Thus, when the city of Vienna offers him the possibility of an installation in the reconstruction of the flat ofAdolf Loos, He exaggerates the situation of this former living space turned into a memory to attract attention.


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Robert Stadler designer huskdesignblog 

On the left, at the 1000 days exhibition - as a tribute to three years of work for the famous Carpenters Workshop Gallery - – R.S The artist's ability to invent and create poetry anywhere takes over. Nevertheless, his ability to invent and create poetry anywhere takes over. 

Creating an event out of nothing? Robert Stadler knows how to do. On the right, in an old house in the style Empire in ViennaHe expresses this notion of the past and of this place that was frozen decades ago with what he finds on the spot - floors - which are reproduced in the form of sheets covering furniture and fireplaces, signifying abandonment.


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The exhibition l'Usage des Formes (the Use of forms) is an opportunity for Robert Stadler to put forward a subject dear to designers and to all creators in general: the link between the man and his tool. Thanks to the collaboration of five craftsmen, he devised unique pieces in order to demonstrate how the tool control goes hand in hand with ingenuity, for example by creating a leather curtain and a thermal-wallpaper...

Finally, this designer who so easily turns every object into absurdity is also highly capable of creating it. For the 2014 exhibition at the gallery Poirel Gallery in Nancy (France), R.S gives free rein to his imagination by creating "unrecognisable things" or once again, a series of objects halfway between design, art, furniture and other objects of the strange.


If you're tempted, know that you can now buy some pieces of the designer through his brand new online shop The Whatness, including:


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Originally posted 2017-01-19 03:00:39.

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Chloé founded Huskdesignblog in 2016. Ever since, she is decoding every nook and cranny to find the best interiors and furniture ideas for her beloved readers and followers, eager for beautiful things.

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