Royal College of Art graduates Nicholas Gardner and Saša Štucin work simultaneously in object design and art—together, they are Soft Baroque. This London-based furniture practice, which walks a line between design and art, focuses on creating work with conflicting functions and imagery, without abandoning beauty or consumer logic. Soft Baroque seeks to blur the boundaries between acceptable furniture typologies and conceptual representative objects. So far they’ve presented work at the V&A and Christie’s in London; Swiss Institute, Salon Art + Design, Patrick Parrish Gallery and Collective Design in New York; A Palazzo Gallery in Brescia, Etage Projects in Copenhagen; Depot Basel in Basel; Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam; Nomad Monaco in Monaco; Design Miami/Basel in Basel and Miami; and at the design weeks of Milan, London, New York, Stockholm and Dubai.
Photo by Kat Green