New York based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz made his“Chiken Lamp” when he found old taxidermy with broken neck in the trash of a museum. This unexpected design became very popular and iconic very soon. In this work artist tried to explore the border between the sculptural and functional qualities of art and design.
“I was actually afraid of the public’s reaction when I first presented the Duck Lamp. Taxidermy wasn’t a trend yet and I didn’t want to be considered a freak, but felt compelled to make it. Somehow it made sense to me and to my surprise when I presented it in a gallery, it seemed to make some weird, unconscious, fucked up sense to other people too. It apparently felt familiar, beautiful, terrible, and funny at the same time.”-explained Sebastian to Domus Magazine.
Author: Nanuka Zaalishvili