Richard Woods and Sebastian Wrong
Artist Richard Woods is a graduate of The Slade School of Fine Art. His well documented work crosses boundaries between art, architecture and design and is most often made up of exaggerated, garish representations of traditional British architectural and interior motifs, such as wooden flooring, chintz wallpapers, crazy paving or red bricks. These “logos of reality” are created using traditional woodblock techniques and then applied to walls as a second skin covering interior floors and walls. It was applied to a courtyard in the Henry Moore Project at the Venice Biennale 2004, to a residential building in upstate New York 2006, and a store interior for Comme des Garcons in Osaka in 2003. In these instances, Woods’ art expresses an extreme version of Englishness by taking over a space and saturating it with iconography. Woods has also recently produced work for the London Underground, Paul Smith, collaborated on architectural projects in Sicily and Tokyo and is currently working on a host of projects including a solo show in Athens, plus further architectural commissions in New York and London.
Sebastian Wrong’s ten year career in the manufacturing sector has accumulated in an impressive array of technical skills. Wrong first studied sculpture before going on to establish his own successful manufacturing company. The Spun lamp, designed by Wrong in 2002 and produced by Flos, won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. Wrong is also a founding member and currently the Design Director of Established & Sons. His manufacturing prowess has lent substantial credibility to the organisation. Wrong continues to exercise his abilities in the field of manufacturing at Established & Sons as well as flex his considerable creative skills as a product designer.