This London-based industrial designer fuses together energy, colour and material into whimsical formations of furniture and art. Originating and trained in Mexico City, Valentina seems to splash every furniture item, seemingly framed by the traditions of classical design, with a bit of bright Latin seasoning. My favourite item is the ‘Prickly Pear Chair’, which seems to sprout out wild animation to any space it is placed in.Valentina is seen sitting on her funky Prickly Pair chair The ‘Ghost of a Chair’ shown in the picture below, however, diverges quite interestingly from the rest of her work,when looked at a glance. However the Ghost chair subtly alludes to the rest of her work – in the way that it is almost as if a plastic sheet were thrown over another Louis-the-15th-framed chair from her collection, like the Terango Chair. It suggests the furniture collection that does exist, by not actually existing, in this piece. A very cool designer, I think! Visit her site here.
Ghosts and a Cactus
Designer: Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers (VAL) Featured Furniture Pieces: ‘The Ghost of a Chair’ and ‘Prickly Pair Chair’ Photos retrieved via: VAL website.