Inspired by the primitivist works of 19th century sculptor Constantin Brâncuși, such as his seminal Fish, and the organic beauty of stacking stones, Wolf-Gordon conceptualized and designed an innovative system of totems for their installation at the Gensler Chicago showroom. Upholstered pieces are aligned to showcase three patterns from the company’s innovative MATTER collection by Mae Engelgeer. The Gensler showroom reserves the space for education of staff on new and important designs in many different fields.
After taking an interest in designer Mae Engelgeer’s work with Wolf-Gordon, Gensler invited the firm to display her latest collaborative collection, MATTER, which draws on her background making commercial products such as clothes, carpeting, bedding and ceramics to bring a fresh outlook to Wolf-Gordon’s upholstery line. The Dutch designer’s work is characterized by use of color, linear elements, and geometric shapes composed with a keen sense of balance.
From the MATTER collection, three new upholstery textiles—Mass, Merge, and Points—were used in the installation, with a focus on texture and dimension in luxe constructions. The collection celebrates complexity through the use of random forms, rogue lines, and shifting layers. Natural wool and cotton, polyester, and metallic yarns are blended to bring an elegant, residential feel to workplace and hospitality interiors. Harmonious colorways across the collection enable designers to experiment with MATTER’s scale changes.
Additional Credits: Name: Jorge Parreira Title: Fabrication Organization: The New Motor
Name: Laura Alandes Title: Stylist Organization: Laura Alandes Design
Name: Hoover Canar Title: Fabrication Organization: HC Custom
Name: Michelle Litvin Title: Photographer Organization: Michelle Litvin Studio