A celebration of line

A new show at London’s Gallery Libby Sellers celebrates the line, showcasing a series of works by different designers that the gallery feels exemplify ‘linear qualities’.

Drawn Candlesticks by Fabien Cappello, 2012

Source: Courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers. Photography by Petr Krejci

Drawn Candlesticks by Fabien Cappello, 2012

The carefully curated selection of objects showcase use of line in something of an abstract way, with many of the works seeming on first glance to take more cues from organic, rather than linear forms.

ECAL Eternit Stool, by Nicolas Le Moigne, 2007 - Present

Source: Courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers. Photography by Thomas Adank

ECAL Eternit Stool, by Nicolas Le Moigne, 2007 – Present

Those who’ve visited the gallery in recent years will be familiar with the works, with pieces selected from previous shows, such as Norwegian-born design duo Heuntin & Narud’s Copper Mirror Series:

Installation view, The Copper Mirror Series, by Hunting and Narud, 2013

Source: Courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers. Photography by Gideon Hart

Installation view, The Copper Mirror Series, by Hunting and Narud, 2013

And carpets by M/M (Paris), graphic design duo Michaël Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak:

The Carpetalogue, page 3: Notes by M/M (Paris), 2012

Source: Courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers. Photography by Gideon Hart

The Carpetalogue, page 3: Notes by M/M (Paris), 2012

Other highlights from the show include a series of 24 stunning architecturally-inspired lights by Paola Petroblli:

24.1.1 Ceiling Lamp, by Paola Petrobelli, 2013

Source: Courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers. Photography by Gideon Hart

24.1.1 Ceiling Lamp, by Paola Petrobelli, 2013

We also love the robust, rustic look of Peter Marigold’s wooden vase, formed from a number of bark-like pieces:

Wooden Vase A and Woonden Vase B by Peter Marigold, 2011

Source: Courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers and Perimeter Art and Design. Photography by Peter Marigold

Wooden Vase A and Woonden Vase B by Peter Marigold, 2011

Elsewhere, a more colourful piece by Anton Alvarez will be on show in the form of his playful, bright Wrapped Bench:

The Thread Wrapping Machine Bench 3, by Anton Alvarez

Source: Courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers. Photography by Paul Plews.

The Thread Wrapping Machine Bench 3, by Anton Alvarez

Drawn From runs until 1 March at Gallery Libby Sellers, 41-42 Berners Street, London W1T

Geno Stool, by Simon Hasan, 2011

Source: Courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers. Photography by Gideon Hart

Geno Stool, by Simon Hasan, 2011

Latest articles