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 as a second skin covering interior floors and walls. Art work 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 further architectural commissions in New York, London and Seoul. Sebastian Wrong first studied sculpture before going on to establish his own successful manufacturing company. His career in the manufacturing sector has accumulated an impressive array of technical skills and he has worked with some of the most preeminent designers and companies of the era. His portfolio of work spans furniture, lighting, accessories and gallery projects. He is currently the creative director of the London based lighting manufacturer wrong.london. Sebastian Wrong received much critical acclaim for the Spun lamp, which he designed for Flos in 2003, winning the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. As a founding member and former Design Director Sebastian Wrong, who left in 2012, contributed significantly to the development of the Established & Sons’ collection.