For New York Design Week 2018, The Future Perfect presents two solo shows—each new work, each from a distinct voice—in one location. With San Francisco-based designer Charles de Lisle, the gallery launches its first self-produced series of lighting, the Linden collection. Chris Wolston presents a new collection of anodized and sand-cast aluminum furniture, exclusively made for The Future Perfect.
Chris Wolston’s new furniture pieces employ freely illustrated aluminum pieces to present a tactile and compelling design statement. With a new cabinet, armchair, dining table, lighting, and wall installation, Wolston combines his interest in ancient influences and postmodern fabrication. Inspired by the surroundings of his studio in Medellin, Colombia, Wolston has created wildly colorful sand-cast aluminum pieces, collaging leaves, flowers and fruit into a rich patchwork. This is Wolston’s first experimentation with coloring aluminum though anodization, a process which extends to a series of table top sculptures, also included in this presentation.
Wolston’s work is at once playful and refined, exuberantly rendered and produced with thoughtful candor. A new graphic cabinet uses leaves and flowers to define its silhouette like a patch of technicolor jungle ripped from a comic book forest.