2020

 

LOUIS GHOST LATTICE THRONE

 

PETRA VON KAZINYAN X KARTELL VIENNA

 

 

Philippe Starck’s LOUIS GHOST chair (2002) was inspired by the Louis XVI chair, a simplistic, neoclassical armchair popularized during the reign of Louis XVI and his Vienna-born queen, Marie Antoinette. 

 

Facing these historical roots of Starck‘s iconic reinterpretation of the „goût grec“, Petra von Kazinyan‘s LOUIS GHOST LATTICE THRONE focuses on the phenomena of power, influence and personality cults, then and now.

 

In the digital era, reality is pervaded by a new level, the internet: a filigree mesh that spans the physical world, a virtual counterworld with its own laws, in which there exists no above and below, no day and night. It is a symbol of the ultimate non-space, a parallel universe where most social interactions take place. 

 

 

People make their own history, and ever since states were formed, the leading minds have been thinking about the best way to achieve the greatest influence over the others. Each epoch has contributed its own answers to this question, and now, in a globalized, technology-based world, the essence of power has begun to change - but where do we go from here? 

 

(Petra von Kazinyan, 2020)

 

 


 

2015

 

 

THONET ART PROJECT

 

HO GALLERY ARTISTS X THONET AUSTRIA

  

 THONET #209 by Petra von Kazinyan

 

 

CHAISE RADIEUSE

 

 

Grell und betörend giftig leuchtet dem Betrachter die Blüte auf der Sitzfläche des schlichten Bugholzstuhles #209 entgegen – vibrierend, fiebrig, „radieuse“ wie die zeitlose Strahlkraft des Designklassikers, dessen Bann bis heute ungebrochen ist.

Seine Kombination aus geschwungenen und geraden Formen, das harmonische Zusammenspiel von femininen und maskulinen Elementen, spiegelt sich auch im Bildmotiv wider; sanft und dynamisch zugleich, steht der „CHAISE RADIEUSE“ für die symbiotische Verschmelzung vermeintlicher Gegensätze.

Sein skulpturaler Charakter, der Architekten schon seit jeher fasziniert hat, wird zudem durch den mit Mineralfarben aus Le Corbusiers Farbklaviatur bemalten Sockel betont, in den er eingelassen ist und der als maßgetreues Zitat jener visionären Transportbox zu verstehen ist, die den Versand zerlegter Thonetstühle ermöglichte und damit zugleich die Geburtsstunde des Industrial Design markierte.

 

Flamboyant and beguilingly toxic, the painted flower shines from the seat of the puristic bentwood chair #209 - vibrant, feverish, "radieuse" as the timeless appeal of Thonet’s design classic whose popularity remains unbroken to this day.

The combination of curved and straight forms, the harmonious interaction of feminine and masculine elements are also reflected in the picture motif; gentle and dynamic at the same time, the CHAISE RADIEUSE stands for the symbiotic merging of alleged opposites.

Its sculptural character, deeply admired by famous architects, is also emphasized by the socle - painted with mineral colors from Le Corbusier's color keyboard - into which it is inserted and which is to be understood as a true-to-size allusion to the visionary transport box that allowed the delivery of disassembled Thonet chairs and marked the birth of industrial design.

 

(Petra von Kazinyan, 2015) 

 

 

 


Weingut Bründlmayer Limited Edition Art Bottle by Petra von Kazinyan

 

 

December 2013

 

 

"WHAT'S THE KEY TO YOUR OWN STORY?"

 

 PETRA VON KAZINYAN X BRÜNDLMAYER

 

WEINGUT BRÜNDLMAYER COLLABORATION:

LIMITED EDITION ART BOTTLES

2013

 

 

BRÜNDLMAYER NEON by Petra von Kazinyan
ORIGINAL PAINTING "BRÜNDLMAYER NEON" / acrylic on canvas / 100 x 120 cm / 2013