Blurring the lines between art and furniture, UK artist SYRETT (famous for his abstract artwork created using nail varnish) has collaborated with luxury furniture brand ROOME London to create a capsule collection of seriously striking cabinets, dressing screens and sideboards.
Although the abstract patterns are made with nail varnish, these designs were actually printed onto silk-cotton fabric, and then used to upholster ROOME’s furniture pieces.
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It’s the first time the two brands have collaborated together, but it was a long time coming.
The capsule collection is born out of a shared love of traditional craftsmanship and a desire to blur the boundaries between art and fashion. ROOME London is known for working with contemporary artists and fashion designers, while SYRETT has a background in textiles and draws inspiration from his experience in the fashion industry.
“SYRETT has been on our radar for some time as we are big fans of his work, his use of colour and unconventional methods of creation. We knew that his art would look amazing translated onto furniture,” explained a spokesperson for ROOME London.
The new collaboration translates SYRETT’s mesmerising abstract prints – created using nail polish – onto ROOME’s luxurious upholstered furniture range. The two limited edition designs, Coco and Alexander, are launching this month and will be available as made-to-order cabinets, dressing screens and sideboards.
SYRETT’s abstract designs are created by pouring, dripping and then moving nail varnish on a Perspex sheet to create an original piece no bigger than 10cm in size. It is then photographed and during the printing process is enlarged. The small original is then destroyed as SYRETT believes that by doing so the prints become the original art. Now the artworks have been printed onto a silk-cotton fabric and used to add a tactile dimension to each furniture piece.
Syrett adds: “There’s no reason why art has to sit on a wall, to be art. I love the idea of people beginning to see that functional doesn’t have to be boring or unattractive, and although these pieces are technically seen as furniture, they are as much a piece of art as anything I have ever created.”