56th Studio is the multi-disciplinary Bangkok based design studio which is emitting some quirky and rather sensational ‘sarcastic commentary’ pieces working with chairs, wall décor, fabric, pillows and handbags. Excitingly, they follow the mantra of “form follows story” – and you’ll see how!
The design trio behind the studio combines entrepreneurial skills with design, marketing and graphic degrees, they describe their style position as “luxe-personified yet kitschy, neo-ethnic, eclectically bold and youthful” – and nothing could be further from the truth. Their varied skills and education shows through their use of materiality, print and scale.
The relatively fresh creative triangle exhibited at Maison et Objet Paris and Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano at Spazio Rossana Orlandi (a sarcastic comment in itself) with their “Cheap Ass” collection (above), a communicative seating collection of juxtaposed form and materiality which combines household items with richer elements which they note for the larger model:
…all asses including J:Lo style are welcome
Each of their collections contains a story – fabrics based on the discography of The Beatles (note Strawberry Fields, Come Together and Across the Universe) above, the “Familiar Faces” collection – a print set of icons throughout the ages, and their “Caricature as Furniture” collection – whittling down well-known facets from figures of pop culture and rebirthing them as functional chairs. In their sights were Harry Potter, Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell and the entire Simpsons family… all pretty fun for the dining table, for the whole family!
Head over to their website to see their entire portfolio for their individual and seriously fun graphic and object design.