Commissioned by the Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts from Fred Baier and made in Baier's studio in Pewsey, Wiltshire between September 2011 and January 2012.
Cube in a Cube by Fred Baier, 2011
© Fred Baier / Photo: Mark Somerville
- Madrona veneer and anodised aluminium, 2011
- 60 x 60 x 60 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £4,500 ( Total: £10,000)
- Acquired in:
- Fred Baier
The work collides two equal cubes, one finished in velvety madrona veneer and one in anodised aluminium, utilising a digital image of the veneer but with an electric blue finish. The Crafts Study Centre wanted to celebrate its forthcoming exhibition 'Fred Baier: Right Angle' (co-curated with the Ruthin Craft Centre and showing at Farnham then Ruthin in 2011 and 2012) with the special commission of a new piece of furniture for the permanent collections by Fred Baier. Baier is a furniture designer / maker who does not fit altogether readily into preconceived notions of the craft. He works as the piece demands, using the skills of the boatbuilder or the computer controller; responding to place (from a hi-tech hospital to a Scottish castle); or giving his time to community projects from Hackney to the Isle of Wight. Fred Baier works exclusively to commission and this work has enabled a creative conversation with the Crafts Study Centre and the artist to take place around the inquiry into the Centres collections of wood and furniture and Baier's response to this research.
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