Issue 10

Materialising Dematerialisation

Photos by Reisinger Studio Words by Tanja Pabelick
Hortensia—People wanted to order Reisinger’s Hortensia chair before it even existed. They fell in love on Instagram and got in touch. In a cooperation with Júlia Esqué, Reisinger developed a prototype—despite the prognosis of many that the complex rendering couldn’t be transformed into a physical object. Since spring 2021 Hortensia has been part of the portfolio of Moooi, a dutch furniture brand.

In mid-February, designer and Barcelona resident Andrés Reisinger fired off a mail to his community: This year will start with one of the most important exhibitions of my life—perhaps even the most important.” He was right. It could be added that Reisinger’s exhibition is also a harbinger of change that will sweep through all our lives. Throughout the history of humanity to this point, the world had had clear boundaries that were governed by gravity, time, and the physical presence and materiality of the objects around us. Over the past decades, however, a second, virtual world has unfolded with no boundaries or borders, no laws of nature; we ourselves are its makers and its custodians.

Plastic Rain—Reisinger’s virtual worlds combine interiors shaped by humans with hints of nature. Clouds are reflected in semi-spherical mirrors—even though the sky is not visible in the enclosed space.

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