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Link to 'La Divina Commedia' chair and lamp info Link to 'Damned.MGX' chandelier info Link to 'Perished' bench info Link to 'Moulded Mole' slippers info Link to 'Lasting Void' stool info Link to Do You Hear What I Hear? info Link to High Tea Pot info Link to The Lovers rug info Link to 'Morse' light MKII info Link to 'Rubber Table' info Link to 'Sensory Deprivation Skull' info Link to 'Catastrophe' vase info Link to 'Storm' chair info Link to 'Aluminium table' info Link to 'Buildings of Disaster' info Link to 'Priscilla 37 kilotons Nevada 1957' huggable cushions info Link to Hide Away Type 02 info


At the end of the 19th century, the advent of psychoanalysis opened up the sub-conscious and offered new interpretations of dreams and the imagination. With this came a renewed awareness of mortality and a sense of anxiety about the mutability of life, which Freud described as the 'death drive'. Inspired by this, we here present works that evoke the universal conflict of life and death, heaven and hell, judgement and salvation. Some of these designers refer to the forms of Baroque art, others conjure up memento mori - reminders of our mortality. Still others create agitated designs that explore our anxious state in troubled times.
Travel to The Forest Glade here. Travel to The Enchanted Castle here.