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Porky Hefer, Hydrogen Difluoride, Leather and Sheepskin Hanging Pod

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• A new collection of leather hanging pods by internationally acclaimed artist Porky Hefer, titled Molecules, will form the booth’s centrepiece. The series comprises three large hanging orbs whose titles point to the chemical compounds they represent: Dihydrogen Monoxide, Fluoroheliate Monoxide and Hydrogen Difluoride. Wrapped in bright, brilliant leathers that reference the international colour codes all atoms are known by (white for hydrogen, red for oxygen, green for chlorine), they were manufactured by the leather artisans at Wolf & Maiden in Cape Town. Founder Wade Ross Skinner and his team of leathersmiths collaborated closely with Porky, applying the impeccable craftsmanship the studio is known for, albeit on a much larger scale. The pods’ interiors are lined with plush sheepskin, inviting people to climb inside and nestle within. Molecules follows the artist’s fascination with the reactions and energy a piece can generate in a space, and opens up philosophical questions around matter and the world we live in. Inspired by the fact that molecules are made up of atoms held together by chemical bonds that form as a result of the sharing or exchange of electrons, he asks us to explore the complex bond of human connection – to each other and, most importantly, to the natural world.

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  • Seat Height
    17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Capetown, ZA
  • Reference Number
    LU4287217235181
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Southern Guild has spearheaded the high-end design category in Africa, propelling its artist-designers to make spirited, challenging and complex work. Its highly curated exhibitions have redefined global perceptions of African design and escalated its value on the international market. Since being founded in 2008 as the sole gallery representing locally made limited-edition design, Southern Guild has birthed a new category for artists and designers in South Africa. In 2011 it became the first African gallery to present at Design Miami, and in 2015 it was the first to be featured at Christie’s London’s annual design auction. The gallery shows regularly at Design Miami in Basel and the US, at Design Days Dubai and the Collective Design Fair in New York, resulting in sales to leading architects, top collectors and respected museums. It has had work from its collections included in Vitra Design Museum’s “Making Africa” exhibition and “Beauty–Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial” at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Against the backdrop of a design industry that is still fairly young, Southern Guild gives designers a platform to reimagine what is possible. Founders Trevyn and Julian McGowan are embedded in the South African cultural landscape and play integral roles in guiding, advising and mentoring designers.

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