“ Meltdown Series” by Tom Price

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The exhibition is composed of works belonging to MELTDOWN SERIES which include the MELTDOWN bowls. And it’s the first time they met almost all pieces of this work.
For the journalist Stephanie Murg (Art + Auction, April 2012 | artinfo.com), Tom Price is on their list of “10 designers to watch,” the new generation of international designers.

The Meltdown series is the result of experimental process developed by Tom Price, which are used in common plastic products and other materials, but always using the same technique. The chairs of the Meltdown series are a strikingly diverse collection of sculptural seating. The ‘pp blue rope’ chair is created by heating and pressing a seat-shaped former into a ball of polypropylene rope. The rope begins to liquify as it comes into contact with the heated former and, as it cools, it sets in the shape of a seat creating a contrast in form and texture to the remaining rope.

The Meltdown bowls are the latest version in the Meltdown Series, developed in red rope upon special demand by the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai. From there the experiments upon bowls in different meltable materials started leading up to the works presented in Milan.

Tom Price was born in London in 1973 and continues to live and work in the capital. His background in Fine Art informs his approach to design, which is often very sculptural in both appearance and concept. Tom studied under Ron Arad and Jurgen Bey at the Royal College of Art in London. Recent projects include design and architectural commissions and limited edition sculptural furniture. His work hás been exhibited and bought by galleries and museums internationally.

“I like to think of myself as working in collaboration with materials, processes and phenomena and that the final physical outcome is a product of mutual consent”.

The vast majority of Tom Price’s furniture and collections are anything but conventional. Represented in collections around the world, recently two of Price’s pieces were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco and a Meltdown Tree installation now features the Mint design museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.