Porky Hefer, "Shell", Leather and Nguni Cowhide Seating Pod For Sale
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Porky Hefer, "Shell", Leather and Nguni Cowhide Seating Pod

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"Shell" is a unique sculpture depicting a human-sized shell made from speckled Nguni cowhide leather, sheepskin and steel by Porky Hefer. His works have become an intriguing fixture on the global design circuit. His human-scale nests and living pods are both fantasy world and functional furniture—beautifully crafted, they evoke innocence and wild abandon. By engaging with these transformative works audiences return to a childlike state, awake to instinct and immediate perception. Hefer has had numerous solo presentations of his work, including at R & Company, New York, the inaugural London Design Biennale, and Design Miami/Basel 2018, where Southern Guild and SFA Advisory co-presented his acclaimed project "Endangered" to benefit the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

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  • Place of Origin
    South Africa
  • Date of Manufacture
    2016
  • Period
  • Seller Location
    Capetown, ZA
  • Reference Number
    LU4287212913852
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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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