Evolution by Rick Owens 10.09.09

words Johanna Agerman

Paris-based fashion designer Rick Owens opened an exhibition of furniture at the Sebastian + Barquet gallery in London yesterday. The collection, called Evolution, was originally designed for his own home in 2005.

"It was a complete act of selfishness really," says Owen of how he started. "I needed some furniture for my house in Paris." The result is a rustic collection of pieces that are made of unusual materials such as resin, antlers, concrete, plywood, cashmere and fibreglass. The collection includes sofas, chairs, tables and lighting. All keep a muted pallet.

For the London show Owens has designed some new pieces, such as the throne-like Curial chair made of marble and a low table in bronze. They are presented alongside his older pieces, like the "Recamier" sofa in solid, black tinted wood. All pieces are limited editions and will be on show until the 30 September.

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