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Giddy Up See-Saw Bench Sculpture with Bronze Heart Handles by Vivian Carbonell



Giddy-up see saw by Vivian Carbonell of Carbonell design, a sculpture-trained furniture designer, handcrafted a functioning seesaw, the highlight of ten pieces on view. A chunky slab of Douglas fir timber balances on a dark blue metal pivot and is detailed with naturally patinaed, cast bronze, heart-shaped handles. Formed and scaled as replicas of the internal organ, not the ideographic symbol, the hearts are cool yet heavy and full, the tactile sensation is reminiscent of holding a commemoration plaque or medallion. Once activated, the movement of this lavish play structure echoes the push and pull between materials. The raw metal and wood in contrast with the gleaming polished bronze reinforces the narrative focus on precarious equilibrium, love and life, give and take. -Excerpt the Forum Design Miami.


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Carbonell Design Studio

Carbonell Design Studio features the work of artist and designer Vivian Carbonell. Vivian develops her pieces with an artists sensibility and works alongside local craftsman in Los Angeles and Miami. Each handcrafted collection is comprised of original and limited edition lighting, furniture and accessories inspired by an emphasis on form as well as the core elements of each material chosen. In addition to the integration of fine art and design practices the driving force of the work is striking the perfect balance between raw and refined material qualities. In the end these equilibria ensure each Carbonell Design Studio piece evokes both warmth and modern elegance stemming from a graceful synthesis of form,tone, balance and structure.
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