FREE RANGE STOOLS
FREE RANGE STOOLS
El Ultimo Grito, GBR, (2012) 2015
Cardboard boxes and corrugated cardboard boxes, squashed into blocks, made into stools, pressed. But only approximately – height and the seat are perfectly moulded. Using plastic fortified with glass fibre, they are stabilized and preserved. They are light, practical and robust. And each one is a little different.
FREE RANGE stools, (2012) 2015
Re-used cardboard box, fibre glass
H 55 x W average 45 x D 48 cm
ABOUT THE DESIGNERS
El Ultimo Grito
El Ultimo Grito is the creative partnership of Rosario Hurtado and Roberto Feo. Founded in 1997, EUG are selfproclaimed “post-disciplinarians”, whose work aims to question and research the nature of human relationships with objects and culture. Working across disciplines and using a wide variety of media from installations, objects, interiors, graphics and education, they have produced a large variety of projects for a broad mix of international clients. They have a great interest in progressive design education, which they consider a central part of their design practice.
Roberto Feo was born in London. He studied sociology at the Complutense University Madrid, before moving to London in 1989. He then studied furniture design at the London College of Furniture and at the Royal College of Art. In 2014 he was appointed as professor of design at Goldsmiths, University of London. Previously he had lectured in the Royal College of Art Design Products programme, London,
from 1999–2012, where he directed the study group Platform 10. From 2006–2014 he was senior design research fellow at Kingston University London.
Rosario Hurtado was born in Madrid. She studied economics at Alcalá University Madrid, before moving to London in 1989. She studied cabinet-making at the London College of Furniture and completed her BA in industrial design at Kingston University London with first-class honours. Since 2012 she has been director of the master’s in spaces and communication at HEAD–Haute école d’art et de design, Geneva, Switzerland. She is also a senior lecturer in the design department at Goldsmiths, University of London, and has been involved with the department since 1999. From 2010 to 2012 she lectured in the Royal College of Art Design Products programme, London, co-directing Platform 8 with Gabriel Klasmer. Since 2006 she has been external advisor to Stanley Picker Gallery.
Rosario Hurtado *1966
Studies: Economics at Alcalá University Madrid; Cabinet-making at the London College of Furniture; Industrial design at Kingston University, London
Status: Co-director of the MA Space and Communication at HEAD_Genève
Roberto Feo *1964
Studies: at the Art School Leonardo da Vinci followed by a degree in Art and Design at IUAV University of Venice
Status: Professor of Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London
Philosophy: The work of El Ultimo Grito responds to an ongoing investigation into the nature and representation of systems. This work is both the means to analyse and advance their ideas in the subject and the object of the investigation itself. The results they produce are presented in various contexts and take different forms that have ranged from installations, objects, films, performances and publications to curatorial, editorial and academic projects.
Public Collections: Centre National des Arts Plastiques CNAP, Paris; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Fundació Per Amor a l’Art_Bombas Gens, Valencia; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Indianapolis; Museum of Glass Shanghai, Shanghai; Museum of Art and Design (MAD) New York; Kulturhusset, Stockholm; Manchester Art Galleries, Manchester; Victoria & Albert Museum Collection, London; Röhsska Museet, Gothenburg; Crafts Council, London; British Council, London; Stedlijk Museum, Amsterdam; Science Museum, London
Solo Exhibitions: Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid; Halle Verriere CADHAME, Meisenthal, France; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London; The Church, Goldsmiths, London; Museo Pecci, Milan; Rice Gallery, Rice University, Houston Texas; Abierto de Diseño, Mexico; Design Project Room Geneva; Brussels Design Week; Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, London; Derwent London Gallery, London; Spring SProjects, London; Aram Gallery, London; Appel Gallery, Berlin; Bombay Saphire Gallery, DMY, Berlin; ARCO, Ifema, Madrid, Spain; La Casa EncendidaCaja Madrid Foundation, Madrid; Casa dos Campas, Fundacion Maria Martinez Otero & Xunta of Galicia, Pontevedra; Barnsley Art & Design Center, Barnsley UK; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Garage Regium, Madrid; Lighthouse. Glasgow; Trico, Tokyo, Japan
Studio: since 1997