Salon - The Intersection of Art + Design

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Todd Merrill Studio represents an international group of established and emerging artists working at the intersection of art and design. Individually, through meticulous craftsmanship and rigorous studio experimentation, each strives to break the previously set inherent limitations of conventional materials like wood, metal, plaster, concrete, ceramics, glass, and resin. Their intimate studio approach fosters an atmosphere of creativity where the work rendered significantly bears the hand of the artist. Collectively the artists are creating a new visual vocabulary that advances long-held, established artistic boundaries. Their groundbreaking, one-of-a-kind, works contribute to today’s increasingly relevant idea of collectible design. 80 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013 212-673-0531 / (This page) Jean-Luc Le Mounier, Hamada Mirror, FR, 2020. The sparkling, black framed Hamada Mirror breaks new ground with a revolutionary technique of metal working before now only used in fine jewelry making. To recreate the dramatic scorched earth effect, Le Mounier constructs a complex composition of individually sculpted metal plates, on which several layers of black crystal and gold are fused, producing a finely detailed, glittering effect. Steel, mirror, enamel, black crystal, gold. 51h x 51w x 2d in / 129.54h x 129.54w x 5.08d cm